Prof. Dr. Luis LEIVA


Assistant professor in computer science

Department Department of Computer Science
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison du Nombre
6, Avenue de la Fonte
L-4364 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MNO, E03 0315-130
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 5513

My research lies at the intersection of Machine Learning and Human-Computer Interaction. I'm a former postdoctoral scholar from Aalto University and research staff member (postdoctoral fellow) of the PRHLT research center at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). I'm also co-founder and former CTO of Sciling, a Spanish company specialized in Machine Learning solutions.

I got a PhD (with honors & international mention & extraordinary doctorate award) in Computer Science in 2012. I also got two BSc degrees —Industrial Design (2001) and Industrial Engineering (2005)— an MSc in Communications and Mobile Services Development (2006), and a MAS in Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (2008) from the UPV.
I have coauthored 2 granted patents and have participated in 15 research transfer projects, most of them being exploited today by private companies and public institutions. I have been a visiting researcher at the DFKI institute in Saarbrücken, the hciLab in Stuttgart, and the User Interfaces group in Helsinki. I also have been a visiting professor at FAMNIT (University of Primorska) in Slovenia.

I do multidisciplinary research at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Machine Learning. My main research area is Computational Interaction, where I combine computational thinking -- abstraction, automation, and analysis -- with data-driven models and methods to enable, explain, and support user interaction. My research vision is to make the most of computing systems using the least amount of information from the user.

Last updated on: Wednesday, 01 March 2023

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See detailThe Elements of Visual Art Recommendation: Learning Latent Semantic Representations of Paintings
Yilma, Bereket Abera; Leiva, Luis A.

in Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’23) (2023, April)

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See detailLearning GUI Completions with User-defined Constraints
Brückner, Lukas; Leiva, Luis A.; Oulasvirta, Antti

in ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (2022), 12(1),

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See detailSolids on Soli: Millimetre-Wave Radar Sensing through Materials
Čopič Pucihar, Klen; Attygalle, Nuwan T.; Kljun, Matjaž; Sandor, Christian; Leiva, Luis A.

in Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (2022)

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See detailConversational Agents Trust Calibration: A User-Centred Perspective to Design
Dubiel, Mateusz; Daronnat, Sylvain; Leiva, Luis A.

in Conversational Agents Trust Calibration: A User-Centred Perspective to Design (2022)

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See detailA Contextual Framework for Adaptive User Interfaces: Modelling the Interaction Environment
Dubiel, Mateusz; Yilma, Bereket Abera; Latifzadeh, Kayhan; Leiva, Luis A.

Scientific Conference (2022)

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See detailRobust and Deployable Gesture Recognition for Smartwatches
Kunwar, Utkarsh; Borar, Sheetal; Berghofer, Moritz; Kylmälä, Julia; Aslan, Ilhan; Leiva, Luis A.; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI) (2022)

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See detailGustav: Cross-device Cross-computer Synchronization of Sensory Signals
Latifzadeh, Kayhan; Leiva, Luis A.

in Adjunct Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (2022)

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See detailDescribing UI Screenshots in Natural Language
Leiva, Luis A.; Hota; Oulasvirta, Antti

in ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (2022)

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See detailModeling How Different User Groups Perceive Webpage Aesthetics
Leiva, Luis A.; Shiripour, Morteza; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Universal Access in the Information Society (2022)

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See detailDebiased Label Aggregation for Subjective Crowdsourcing Tasks
Wallace, Shaun; Cai, Tianyuan; Le, Brendan; Leiva, Luis A.

in Extended Abstracts of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA) (2022)

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See detailNo Interface, No Problem: Gesture Recognition on Physical Objects Using Radar Sensing
Attygalle, Nuwan T.; Leiva, Luis A.; Kljun, Matjaž; Sandor, Christian; Plopski, Alexander; Kato, Hirokazu; Čopič Pucihar, Klen

in Sensors (2021), 21(17),

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See detailWhen Choice Happens: A Systematic Examination of Mouse Movement Length for Decision Making in Web Search
Brückner, Lukas; Arapakis, Ioannis; Leiva, Luis A.

in Proceedings of the International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) (2021)

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See detailAttentive Sequence-to-Sequence Modeling of Stroke Gestures Articulation Performance
Kumar T., Lokesh; Leiva, Luis A.

in IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (2021), 51(6),

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See detailMy Mouse, My Rules: Privacy Issues of Behavioral User Profiling via Mouse Tracking
Leiva, Luis A.; Arapakis, Ioannis; Iordanou, Costas

in Proceedings of ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR) (2021)

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See detailInteractive Exploration of Large-scale UI Datasets with Design Maps
Leiva, Luis A.; Hota, Asutosh; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Interacting with Computers (2021)

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See detailHow We Swipe: A Large-scale Shape-writing Dataset and Empirical Findings
Leiva, Luis A.; Kim, Sunjun; Cui, Wenzhe; Bi, Xiaojun; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) (2021)

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See detailProceedings of BNAIC/BeneLearn 2021
Leiva, Luis A.; Pruski, Cedric; Markovich, Réka; Najjar, Amro; Schommer, Christoph

Book published by BnL (2021)

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See detailPantomime: Mid-Air Gesture Recognition with Sparse Millimeter-Wave Radar Point Clouds
Palipana, Sameera; Salami, Dariush; Leiva, Luis A.; Sigg, Stephan

in Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (2021), 5(1),

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See detailAdapting User Interfaces with Model-based Reinforcement Learning
Todi, Kashyap; Bailly, Gilles; Leiva, Luis A.; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) (2021)

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See detailConversations with GUIs
Todi, Kashyap; Leiva, Luis A.; Buschek, Daniel; TIan, Pin; Oulasvirta, Antti

in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) (2021)

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See detailEducational Videogame to Learn the Periodic Table: Design Rationale and Lessons Learned
Traver, V. Javier; Leiva, Luis A.; Martí-Centelles, Vicente; Jenifer, Rubio-Magnieto

in Journal of Chemical Education (2021)

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See detailGlimpse: A Gaze-Based Measure of Temporal Salience
Traver, V. Javier; Zorío, Judith; Leiva, Luis A.

in Sensors (2021), 21(9),

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