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Sónia Sousa

Associate Professor of Interaction Design @ School of Digital Technologies at Tallinn University

Areas of expertise:

Trust in technology, Interaction Design, Distance education, Human Computer interaction.

Sonia Sousa is an Associate Professor of Interaction Design at Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technology. Her research interests are on been focused on exploring the role of Trust in technologically enhanced contexts. Her experience and enthusiasm go beyond teaching and research in multicultural environments. Sónia has over 15 years of supervision and research experience in various countries (e.g., USA, Portugal, Estonia, Mozambique, etc.). She also combines her research (Trust in Technology and user experience evaluation) with her teaching activities and vice versa. Her most recently funded projects include European and USA funds like NGI-Trust, CHIST-ERA, Horizon 2020, and AFOSR (U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research) - trust and influence. In addition, she has led the join fully online MSc on Interaction Design since 2016. Additionally, Sónia's volunteer activities also demonstrate her work enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to increasing the role of the Woman in Information and Communication Technology (e.g., Chain ACM‐W chapter in Tallinn and Mozambique). Sónia's future aims are to strengthen her knowledge of Human-Computer interaction and users' experience evaluation practices, focusing on human-centred approaches.

Previous and ongoing projects:

  • 2021-2024 TrustedID, Factors influencing trust in technology, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Sónia Sousa, No: 13361881/21IOE051 European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD)

  • 2021−2026 AI-Mind "Intelligent digital tools for screening of brainconnectivity and dementia risk estimation in people affected by mild cognitive impairment”. Sónia Sousa. H2020 CORDIS No: 964220

  • 2021-2024 SEEDS Stakeholder-Based Environmentally-Sustainable and Economically Doable Scenarios for the Energy Transition. Ilja Šmorgun. ERA-NET. TrustedUX (No:825618)

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