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11.01.1978
+3725183957
aleksander.valjamae@ut.ee
Aleksander Väljamäe received his PhD in applied acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2007. During his PhD studies on multisensory perception he also worked at University of Barcelona, Spain and NTT Communication Science Labs, Japan. In 2007-2010 he has being a postdoctoral fellow and the psychophysiology lab director at SPECS Laboratory, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. In 2011-2012 he was a senior postdoctoral fellow at Neuropsychology Laboratory, University of Graz, and Graz BCI lab, Technical University of Graz, Austria. From 2013 till Feb. 2015 he was Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Outgoing Fellow (Sankt Petersburg State University and Linkoping University) working on collaborative neurofeedback applications. During this time he has being active in a number of EU projects: POEMS, PRESENCCIA, BrainAble, TOBI, Future BNCI, CONTRAST and GALA; and acted as an external expert for EC.
Currently he is an associate professor in physiological computing at HCI group, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University, Estonia. His psychophysiology research concerns how audiovisual media influence humans on perceptual, cognitive and emotional levels, with particular stress on the novel methods for diagnosis and treatment of various brain disorders (e.g. depression, migraine) and new applications (Brain-Computer Interfaces, neurocinema). Dr. Väljamäe also participates actively in art and science projects, e.g., his technical directing of the “Multimodal Brain Orchestra” performance in 2009, Prague (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8016869.stm), or supporting video roadmapping activities of Future BNCI project (youtube.com/user/FutureBNCI).

Career

Institutions and positions
03.03.2021–...   
University of Tartu, Support Units, Grant Office, Grant Consultant (0,50)
01.01.2016–...   
Tallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Assoc. Professor in Physiological computing (0,30)
01.01.2016–...   
Tallinn University, Senior Researcher in physiological computing (0,70)
2015–31.12.2015   
Tallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Senior researcher in computer cognition (1,00)
2014–2015   
Linköping university (Linköping, Sweden), Principal research fellow (Marie Curie IOF-Return stage), with Decision, Emotion and Perception Lab, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Learning (1,00)
2013–2014   
Saint Petersburg State University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), Principal research fellow (Marie Curie IOF-Outgoing stage), Department of Higher Nervous Activity and Psychophysiology (1,00)
2011–2012   
University of Graz (Graz, Austria), Post-doctoral senior researcher, Laboratory of Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology (1,00)
2011–2011   
Technical University of Graz (Graz, Austria), Post-doctoral senior researcher, Laboratory of Brain-Computer Interfaces, Institute for Knowledge Discovery (1,00)
2008–2010   
University of Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), Post-doctoral researcher, director of psychophysiology lab, SPECS Laboratory, Department of Technology (1,00)
2008–2010   
University of Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain), Assistant professor, Department of Technology (1,00)
2007–2008   
Innovation center “Barcelona Media” (Barcelona, Spain), Post-doctoral researcher (1,00)
2007–2007   
NTT Corporation (Kanagawa, Japan), Visiting researcher at NTT Communication Science Labs (1,00)
2006–2006   
Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), Visiting researcher at Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group (1,00)
2004–2007   
Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden), Research assistant, Division of Applied Acoustics (1,00)
1998–2001   
Estonian Public Broadcasting, Engineer, R&D department (1,00)
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2016−...   
Chairman of the internal research fund committee at TLU
2015−...   
Independent expert assisting Italian Ministry of Health in the evaluation of research grants
2010−...   
Independent expert assisting the European Commission in the evaluation of ICT projects (FP7, H2020)
2005−...   
Reviewer for Presence-Teleoperators and Virtual Reality; Perception; IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE MultiMedia; ACM-TAP (Transactions on Applied Perception); Brain-Computer Interfaces Journal, Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in ICT, and associated conferences (ISPR’05, ISPR’06, ISPR’07, ISPR’08, AES’07, TEI'16)
2014−2015   
Guest Editor for the special issue on "Physiology in Personalized Systems" (2015-2016) in User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction Journal (UMUAI)
2014−2014   
Guest Editor for the special issue on "The Future of Vection" (2014) in Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science
2013−2014   
Invited internal expert for assisting the final evaluation of LLP EACEA project MAGICAL (MAking Games in CollaborAtion for Learning)

Qualifications

 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.6. Computer Sciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: T121 Signal processing
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.6. Computer Sciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: B115 Biomechanics, cybernetics ; SPECIFICATION: Neurofeedback and physiological computing
 
 
Additional information
Multisensory perception and cognition, spatial audio and virtual acoustics, presence and teleoperation, brain-neural computer interaction, neuro- and biofeedback, affective computing, psychophysiology of emotion, interactive and neurocinema, virtual and synthetic reality technologies

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17.09.2021
11.01.1978
+3725183957
aleksander.valjamae@ut.ee
Aleksander Väljamäe received his PhD in applied acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2007. During his PhD studies on multisensory perception he also worked at University of Barcelona, Spain and NTT Communication Science Labs, Japan. In 2007-2010 he has being a postdoctoral fellow and the psychophysiology lab director at SPECS Laboratory, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain. In 2011-2012 he was a senior postdoctoral fellow at Neuropsychology Laboratory, University of Graz, and Graz BCI lab, Technical University of Graz, Austria. From 2013 till Feb. 2015 he was Marie Sklodowska-Curie International Outgoing Fellow (Sankt Petersburg State University and Linkoping University) working on collaborative neurofeedback applications. During this time he has being active in a number of EU projects: POEMS, PRESENCCIA, BrainAble, TOBI, Future BNCI, CONTRAST and GALA; and acted as an external expert for EC.
Currently he is an associate professor in physiological computing at HCI group, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University, Estonia. His psychophysiology research concerns how audiovisual media influence humans on perceptual, cognitive and emotional levels, with particular stress on the novel methods for diagnosis and treatment of various brain disorders (e.g. depression, migraine) and new applications (Brain-Computer Interfaces, neurocinema). Dr. Väljamäe also participates actively in art and science projects, e.g., his technical directing of the “Multimodal Brain Orchestra” performance in 2009, Prague (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8016869.stm), or supporting video roadmapping activities of Future BNCI project (youtube.com/user/FutureBNCI).

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
03.03.2021–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Tugiüksused, grandikeskus, grandinõustaja (0,50)
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2016−...   
Chairman of the internal research fund committee at TLU
2015−...   
Independent expert assisting Italian Ministry of Health in the evaluation of research grants
2010−...   
Independent expert assisting the European Commission in the evaluation of ICT projects (FP7, H2020)
2005−...   
Reviewer for Presence-Teleoperators and Virtual Reality; Perception; IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE MultiMedia; ACM-TAP (Transactions on Applied Perception); Brain-Computer Interfaces Journal, Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in ICT, and associated conferences (ISPR’05, ISPR’06, ISPR’07, ISPR’08, AES’07, TEI'16)
2014−2015   
Guest Editor for the special issue on "Physiology in Personalized Systems" (2015-2016) in User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction Journal (UMUAI)
2014−2014   
Guest Editor for the special issue on "The Future of Vection" (2014) in Frontiers in Psychology: Perception Science
2013−2014   
Invited internal expert for assisting the final evaluation of LLP EACEA project MAGICAL (MAking Games in CollaborAtion for Learning)

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Lisainfo
Multisensory perception and cognition, spatial audio and virtual acoustics, presence and teleoperation, brain-neural computer interaction, neuro- and biofeedback, affective computing, psychophysiology of emotion, interactive and neurocinema, virtual and synthetic reality technologies

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1.1.7.4.1.TF1818 Advancing biometric research at TLU 01.07.201831.12.2018Ilkka Johannes KosunenTallinn University10 000,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.TKA17085 BrainHack: Bringing the arts and sciences of brain and neural computer interface together 01.03.201631.12.2017Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology15 000,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF5116 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 25. novembri 2016. a. koosoleku otsus nr 9/16)BrainHack@TLU01.12.201601.12.2017Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies7 000,00 EUR
MUUTÕA16110 COLLECTIVE DREAMING: Experimental Interaction Design course for non-ICT audiences 15.06.201601.10.2017Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology25 170,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF1716 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu otsus 15.04.2016 )Inimese ja arvuti interaktsiooni akadeemilise suuna uurimisgrupi konsolideerimine Tallinna Ülikoolis01.05.201631.12.2018David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies26 000,00 EUR
MUU MÕA16023 Experimental Interaction Design training school 01.03.201631.12.2016Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology10 000,00 EUR
PUT; PUT_OPPUT1518GOPROSOCIAL:NEUROCINEMATIC SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING AND TRAINING PROSOCIAL BEHAVIORS01.01.201731.03.2021Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies230 400,00 EUR
MUUTKA18031 (7-1.1/8-18)Developing specialty-specific ICT skills in higher education 01.02.201831.07.2019Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies47 880,00 EUR
1.1.3.1.TKA18031 Developing specialty-specific ICT skills in higher education 01.02.201831.07.2019Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies20 520,00 EUR (total financing 20 520,00 EUR)
MUUTÕA16020Interaction Design Lab upgrade including new User Experience Evaluation toolbox at the School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University 01.03.201601.05.2017Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology47 909,25 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF3217 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 27.11.2017 otsus nr 7.1-17/7 )MAGIC@TLU - altering mental body-representation using sensory feedback and smart textil 01.01.201831.12.2019Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies10 000,00 EUR
1.1.; MUUMAR17029 Neurotheatre performance in Bozar centre, Brussels 17.03.201731.12.2017Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies30 000,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF3017 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 27.11.2017 otsus nr 7.1-17/7 )Cloud Opera 27.11.201731.12.2019Liina KeevallikTallinn University, Baltic Film, Media and Arts School5 000,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF1517 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 10. mai 2017. aasta koosoleku otsus nr 7.1-17/2)STARTS@TLU - Platform for art, science, technology and society partnerships: new approaches to design and development through research in the wild 01.06.201731.12.2018Peeter NormakTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies15 000,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF1918 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 18.04.2018 otsus nr 7.1-17/3 )STARTS@TLU - Research programme for art, science, technology and society partnerships: new approaches to design and development through research in the 01.07.201801.07.2021Peeter NormakTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies; Tallinn University, Baltic Film, Media and Arts School; Tallinn University, School of Natural Sciences and Health; Tallinn University, School of Governance, Law and Society75 000,00 EUR