Meet the people behind the scene

Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas

Postdoctoral Researcher at Aalto University.

Ilyena previously completed her PhD in Animal-Computer Interaction publishing papers and journals on Dog Technologies.

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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.

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Roosa Piitulainen

Masters Student, Aalto University.

Roosa is a computer science major with interest in HCI, psychology and the human side of computer science.

She is currently an intern in Aalto working investing technology user requirements for animals housed at the zoo.

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.

Stuart Gray

Researcher at University of Bristol's Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Worked for several years in games development for children and now interested in creating games for apes and other animals.