Meet the people behind the scene

Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas

Postdoctoral Researcher at Aalto University and PI of the group.

Ilyena has a PhD in Animal-Computer Interaction publishing and is interested in how animals can interact and use technologies to improve their life.

Vilma Kankaanpää

Master's Student at Aalto University

Vilma is doing her Master's degree in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences program, having her major selected as Human-Computer Interaction.

Tapio 'Tassu' Takala

Professor of Interaction Digital Media in Aalto University.

Tassu is interested in computer animation, motion capture and analysis and embodied/enactive interfaces.

Kirsi Pynnönen-Oudman

Reseach Coordinator, Korkeasaari (Helsinki Zoo).

Kirsi is chair of the Falconiformes and Strigiformes TAG (EAZA) and general curator of Kokeasaari (Helsinki Zoo). She has a background in animal physiology with an endless interest in the function of animals. She is also an adjunct professor at Helsinki University in animal physiology.