Contact

 

Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson, Associate Professor
Socially Expressive Computing Group
Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents (CADIA)
School of Computer Science
Reykjavík University
Menntavegur 1, 101 Reykjavík
ICELAND

Tel: +354 599 6323
Fax: +354 599 6301
EMail: hannes(æ)ru.is

CV

You can download my CV in PDF format (updated August 2016)

Short Bio

I joined Reykjavík University in the summer of 2006 where I am doing research in the area of intelligent avatars and interactive virtual environments with emphasis on social interaction and online collaboration. Before arriving at Reykjavík University, I spent three years as a Research Scientist at University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI) where I was a member of the Center for Advanced Research on Technology for Education (CARTE). In 2005 I co-founded Alelo Inc., a Los Angeles based start-up in social training technologies, where I continue to be a board member and technical advisor. I completed my Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Laboratory in 2003. My dissertation dealt with how to improve online collaboration in shared virtual environments by using a model of face-to-face conversation to animate avatars, representing each of the participants. I received my M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences also from the MIT Media Laboratory and have a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Iceland.