Turunen, Markku

Professor. Head of the Pervasive Interaction research group, a part of the Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI) at the University of Tampere

Professor Markku Turunen is the head of the Pervasive Interaction research group, a part of the Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI) at the University of Tampere. He has worked in TAUCHI since 1998. His fields of expertise are novel interaction techniques, software architectures for interactive systems, pervasive applications, interfaces for people with special needs, interactive solutions for industrial and healthcare settings, user experience of multimodal interaction and commercialization of research results. He has more than 130 publications in these areas, and has participated in more than 30 national and international funded research projects, including Rural Voice (novel interaction techniques for functionally illiterate users) in collaboration with IBM Research Labs, India and CityCompass (Interactive language learning application) in collaboration with Deepalaya NGO.