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|Timo Saari, D.Soc.Sc., is Associate Professor at Temple University, PA, USA.
He is also Affiliate Principal Scientist at the Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) in Helsinki School of Economics, is Affiliate Senior Research Scientist in Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) in Digital Content Communities Research Group and Associate Director of M.I.N.D. Lab. in Michigan State University, USA & Finland.
His research interests and expertise include the psychology of media processing (emotion/mood, cognition and well-being), customized media and games, and mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies.
For spring semester 2006 Dr. Saari visited Stanford University, Department of Communication focused on Mobile Media Psychology. Likewise, for fall semester 2005 Dr. Saari was Visiting Professor at Michigan State University in Mobile Media Psychology.
Dr. Saari has been a visiting professor in University of Cologne, Germany in Fall 2004 in the area of differential psychology and media. He was a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley / SIMS (School of Information Management and Systems) in spring 2004 focusing on psychology of personalization systems. Earlier Saari has been a visiting scholar in Stanford University, in the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) in 1998-1999 and 2000-2001 with Social Responses to Communication Technology (SRCT).
Dr. Saari has worked as Director of Research in the holding company of Alma Media Corporation, a Scandinavian media conglomerate, in 1995-2002 with responsibility of user-centered and personalized media product research. 1993-1995 Dr. Saari was an accomplished tv-news and documentary journalist for the Finnish Broadcasting Corporation. Saari has edited several commercial new media titles and directed various large-scale international research projects.
Dr. Saari has authored and co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings and holds several patents in the area of personalization technologies. He has held over 70 international speeches and lectures. His work has been featured in USA Today, Readerīs Digest and mainstream Finnish media. |