People

The HEX group joins a group of enthusiastic researchers with various experties in health related research

Dr. Alina Huldtgren, co-founder of the HEX Group

Alina PommeranzAlina is a postdoctoral researcher in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). She received her doctorate degree at Delft University of Technology in September 2012. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen (Germany) in 2005 and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Systems Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 2008. Alina’s research focuses on the co-design of socio-technical solutions in the area of health and active ageing. In particular, she investigates how to involve stakeholders in the design of new solutions and how to account for all stakeholders’ values, needs and perspectives.

ir. Hani Alers, co-founder of the HEX Group

Hani AlersHani received the MSc degree in Media and Knowledge Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in September 2007. In 2008 he started his PhD in the Man Machine Interaction group of the TU Delft. He performed his resarch in cooperation with PHILIPS Research in Eindhoven. The PhD work studied the perception of image quality in LCD displays. In 2012, Hani started a new position as a postdoctoral researcher where he manages a number of project related to healthcare within the HEX group. His current research interests include integrating multidisciplinary approaches in the field of healthcare, as well as employing Internet technology in educational systems.

Dr. Siska Fitrianie

Siska FitrianieSiska is a postdoctoral researcher in the field of Intelligent User Interfaces. She obtained the BSc degree at Bandung Institute of Technology in 2000 and the MSc degree with honor at Delft University of Technology in 2002, both in Technical Informatics with specialization Artificial Intelligence. Siska received a PDEng degree from User System Interaction Programme at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2004 and a PhD from Delft University of Technology in 2010 focusing on adaptive user interfaces on mobile handheld devices. She was awarded the STUNED Scholarship in 2000 and the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship in 2008. Her current research is combining Artificial Intelligence with Context-aware Knowledge Modelling, Multimodal Communication, Human Computer Interaction, and Software Engineering, applied in the area of health and active aging.

Christian Detweiler, M.Sc.

Christian DetweilerChristian Detweiler holds a B.A. in Media and Culture studies from the University of Amsterdam, with a minor in Dutch law from Leiden University, and a M.Sc. in Media Technology from Leiden University, in which he worked on Affective Computing and trust in online technology. Christian now is conducting his PhD-research in the field of Value Sensitive Design and Ambient Assisted Living at Delft University of Technology, focusing on integrating values into existing design practice.

Dr. Pascal Wiggers

Pascal WiggersPascal works as a project leader in the area of eHealth at the Hogeschool Amsterdam. Until August 2012 he was an assistant professor in the Interactive Intelligence group at Delft University of Technology, where he taught courses in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and guided doctoral students in the areas of AI, multimodal interaction, speech recognition and human computer interaction. In 2001 Pascal obtained his Master’s degree in Computer Science cum laude from Delft University of Technology. In 2008 he obtained his PhD degree based on his thesis: “Modelling Context in Automatic Speech Recognition”. As part of this work, he implemented a toolkit for language processing with dynamic Bayesian networks.