Scientific leader of the OASIS research group

Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri

Ph.D, Professor

Scientific Leader of the OASIS research group, Principal Investigator

Related interests: Persuasive systems design, Behavior change support systems, Webflow user experience, Social web, Innovation creation, Organizational and social knowledge, History of computing, Next generation of the web

Researcher profile


Principal Investigators

Pulli, Petri

Ph.D., Professor, Education Dean, Dept. of Information Processing Science
Principal Investigator


Adjunct Professors

Enwald, Heidi

Harjumaa, Marja

Mäntymäki, Matti

Salo, Markus

Yetim, Fahri
Ph.D., Professor of Information Systems, FOM University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany


Affiliated Researchers 

Lehto, Tuomas
Ph.D., Postdoc researcher

Related interests: Persuasive systems analysis, design & evaluation, Behavior change support systems

Oinas-Kukkonen, Henry
Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Adjunct Professor
Associate Scientific Leader of the OASIS Research Group, Principal Investigator

Related Interests: History of computing, Social web and innovation, International relations and information networks

Zhao, Li


Postdoc Researchers

Karppinen, Pasi

Related interests: Webflow user experience, Qualitative research
Researcher profile

Oduor, Michael

Related interests: Persuasive systems design and evaluation, Behavior change, Social web, Social Psychology, Social networks

Tikka, Piiastiina

Related interests: Persuasive technology and behaviour change, Cognitive and social psychology, Persuasive user experience

Shevchuk, Nataliya

Related interests: behavioral economics


Doctoral Students

Alahäivälä, Tuomas    
Related Interests: Persuasive web design patterns, Persuasive games, Gamification.

Agyei, Eunice  
Related Interests: Persuasive systems design, Behaviour change suppor systems, User privacy, Ethics of information technology.

Chaudary, Babar Shahzad 
Related Interests: Blockchain and Smart Contracts, Accessibility and Assistive Technology for Challenged Citizens, IoT based applications’ concepts Prototyping.

Ekpezu, Akon  
Related Interests: Persuasive systems design, Behaviour change suppor systems, User privacy, Ethics of information technology.

Firouzian, Aryan
Related interests: Health monitoring systems, Assistive user interface, Prototyping.

Halttu, Kirsi
Related interests: Contextual elements in persuasive systems and behaviour change in general, Affective computing and neuroIS, Persuasion as user experience.

Kekkonen, Markku
Related interests: Design, implementation, and effectiveness of persuasive technology and persuasive features in information systems; mHealth/eHealth, Gamification.

Kuonanoja, Liisa
Related interests: Persuasive Systems, Unintended consequences, Dark Side.

Leinonen, Eeva    

Mian, Salman Qayyum
Related interests: Empowering individuals for healthcare and wellness through persuasion, the role of Affective Computing in Persuasive Technologies, Mobile health, Sensors and the Social Web.

Paajala, Iikka 

Pohjolainen, Sami
Related interests: Persuasive technology, behaviour change, user experience / persuasive user experience, usability, quantitative research.   

Steiny, Donald
Related interests: Social networks.

Project Researchers

Alahäivälä, Tuomas

Nyman, Ville

Salminen, Ville

Virkkula, Teppo


Research Interns:

Konola, Olli


Previously part of OASIS research unit

Dr.  Xiuyan Shao

Dr. Kaisu Juntunen

Dr. Petri Puhakainen

Prof. Tuure Tuunanen

Prof. Anssi Öörni

Prof. Ari Heiskanen


Hall of Fame

Alasiuru, Pekka


Doctoral Graduates

Tikka, Piiastiina (2020)

Doctoral dissertation: Persuasive user experiences in behaviour change support systems: avoiding bottlenecks along the way to full potential of persuasive technology


Shevchuk, Nataliya (2019)

Doctoral dissertation: Application of persuasive systems design for adopting green information systems and technologies


Oduor, Michael (2018)

Doctoral dissertation: Persuasive software design patterns and user perceptions of behaviour change support systems


Asghar, Zeeshan (2018)

Doctoral dissertation: Remote activity guidance for the elderly utilizing light projection


Karppinen, Pasi (2016)

Doctoral dissertation: Studying user experience of health behavior change support systems : a qualitative approach to individuals’ perceptions of web-based interventions


Hyry, Jaakko (2015)

Doctoral dissertation: Designing projected user interfaces as assistive technology for the elderly


Pouke, Matti (2015)

Doctoral dissertation: Augmented virtuality. Transforming real human activity into virtual environments


Niskanen, Ilkka (2015)

Doctoral dissertation: Semantic visualization for smart spaces – merging the material and digital worlds


Harjumaa, Marja (2014)

Doctoral dissertation: On the Development of Persuasive Systems: A framework for designing and evaluating behavior change support systems and its applicability for e-Health


Stibe, Agnis (2014)

Doctoral dissertation: Socially influencing systems: persuading people to engage with publicly displayed Twitter-based systems


Langrial, Sitwat (2014)

Doctoral dissertation: Exploring the influence of persuasive reminders and virtual rehearsal on the efficacy of health behavior change support system


Lehto, Tuomas (2013)

Doctoral dissertation: The importance of persuasive systems design in enhancing consumers’ perceptions and adoption of health behavior change support systems


Juntunen, Kaisu (2012)

Doctoral dissertation: Tieto- ja viestintätekniikan soveltamiseen perustuvat toimintaprosessien uudistukset terveydenhuollossa : sosio-teknis-taloudellinen näkökulma


Segerståhl, Katarina (2011)

Doctoral dissertation: Cross-platform functionality in practice: exploring the influence of system composition on user experiences of personal exercise monitoring


Alahuhta, Petteri (2011)

Doctoral dissertation: Technologies in mobile terminals enabling ubiquitous services


Räisänen, Teppo (2010)

Doctoral dissertation: All for one, one for all: organizational knowledge creation and utilization using a new generation of IT tools


Pahnila, Seppo (2006)

Doctoral dissertation: Assessing the usage of personalized web information systems


Siponen, Mikko (2002)

Doctoral dissertation: Designing secure information systems and software: critical evaluation of the existing approaches and a new paradigm

Last updated: 19.5.2021