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Project Management Board (PMB)

Olson, Nasrine, (Chair)

Nasrine Olson holds a PhD in Library and Information Science and is a senior lecturer/researcher at SSLIS at the University of Borås. Nasrine’s research interests lie in critical investigations of contemporary information technologies and their potential implications for societal issues. Nasrine has extensive experiences in project management and has led or participated in multiple national and international research projects. Currently, in addition to being the project coordinator for the SUITCEYES project, she also co-leads the research group Social Media Studies at SSLIS.

Bebis, Thomas, (Chair)

Fuentes, Mauricio,

Mauricio Fuentes currently works as a project manager in Les Doigts Qui Rêvent (France). He has a Master degree in public health and in geography of health. He has experience in research projects concerning people with disability and participatory methodologies.

Lindell, Eva, (Adjunct)



Astrid M.L. Kappers studied experimental physics at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She received the PhD degree from Eindhoven University of Technology. From 1989 till 2012, she worked at Utrecht University. In September 2012, she moved with her whole group to the Department of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2018 she moved to Eindhoven University of Technology. She was promoted to full professor in 2005. Her research interests include haptic and visual perception.

Kompatsiaris, Ioannis,

Dr. Ioannis (Yiannis) Kompatsiaris is a Research Director at CERTH-ITI, the Head of Multimedia Knowledge and Social Media Analytics Laboratory and Deputy Director of the Institute. His research interests include image and video analysis, big data and social media analytics, semantics, human computer interfaces (AR and BCI), eHealth, security and culture applications. He is an elected member of the IEEE IVMSP – TC, a Senior Member of IEEE and member of ACM.


Dr. Oliver Korn is a full professor for Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and director of the Affective & Cognitive Institute (ACI) at Offenburg University in Germany. He also is a certified Project Manager (German Chamber of Commerce), Senior Member of ACM and Professional Member of the IEEE. His main areas of research are Context-aware & Smart Systems, Assistive Technologies & Robotics, Affective Computing, Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality, Gaming & Gamification.

Nolin, Jan,

Jan Nolin is a professor of library and information science at the Swedish School of Library and Information Science. His most recent research involves investigations of practices of reading by listening as well as transparency projects of openness: open software, open content and open data.

Persson, Nils-Krister,

Nils-Krister Persson Ass. Professor, Docent is head of Smart Textiles Technology Lab at University of Boras. Smart Textiles is a research and innovation milieu for advanced textiles with intense cooperation with industry and public sector. Nils-Krister runs his own research group focused on fiber technology, haptic technology and textile sensorics. A spin off from his research was the company Waterweave.

Starosta, Joanna,

Joanna Starosta graduated from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland as PhD in chemical sciences (2014), from the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland with Master of Sciences and Engineering degree in Chemical Technology (specialisation in Industrial Biotechnology) (2007) and completed post-graduate studies in the field of Quality Management at Torun School of Banking (2009). At Harpo she deals with R&D project management and coordination. She is experienced in implementation and managing many R&D projects from EU and national research programmes. She is also a projects’ expert in The National Centre for Research and Development in Warsaw, Poland.

Woodin, Sarah, (Adjunct)

Sarah Woodin has a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Leeds, where she is a Senior Research Fellow with the School of Mechanical Engineering and a visiting Fellow with the School of Sociology and Social Policy. Her research is in the field of Disability Studies, especially on independent living in its broadest sense, often in collaboration with disabled people’s organisations and their allies. Before entering academia, she managed several innovative service organisations at local and national levels, developing expertise, leadership and policy change.