Home » Kristiina Karvonen
B.A. (Art History), M.A. (Cognitive Science), D. Sc. Tech. (Telecommunications Software),
Post-doctoral Reseacher, Future Internet Research Programme Manager
Coordinator for research exchange programme FuNeSoMo
Street address: Open Innovation House, Otaniementie 19-21, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Mail address: Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT,
PO Box 15600, 00076 Aalto, Finland
Mobile: +358 50 3841 624
With a background in telecommunications, cognitive science and the arts, I am interested in investigating how people use and experience the Internet. I currently mainly work in the area of usable security, but I am also into anything to do with human-computer interaction, usability and user experience in general. My current main research interests include elements of human trust translated to online environments and how people can manage their privacy and security, designing secure user interfaces and enhancing and enabling secure user experience and behaviour. I also teach usable security at Aalto School of Science.
- Future Networks, Society and Modeling (FuNeSoMo) 01/2011- (coordinator, researcher)
Teaching in study year 2012-2013
- no teaching this year!
I am a Human-Computer Interaction professional who's focused on usable security for quite some years now. I have a doctorate in Computer Science, but my background is in Cognitive Science, from the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki. Due to having way too many interests, I am also an art historian from the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki. Besides research, I have previously worked in the industry as usability engineer, consultant and specialist in Nokia Networks, Tieto and Wapit. Long time ago I worked in the arts world in Kiasma, Didrichsen, Hvitträsk, and Design museum, and as lecturer in the Art History department of University of Helsinki and at University of Art and Design Helsinki. At HIIT, I was leading my research group USec working on Usable security, privacy and trust in 2009-2012. Currently I am researcher and coordinator on the FuNeSoMo project and managing the Future Internet research programme.
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