Simo Hosio

Dr. Tech.

Associate Professor (Tenure Track)

110 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 2155 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 205 citations. The author has a h-index of 25.00. (Google Scholar, April 2020)


I am a social computing scientist, with a background rooted in ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction.

I was appointed as an Associate Professor (tenure track) in the GenZ strategic profiling theme of the University of Oulu in 2020. Currently, I focus on crowd computing and increasingly on co-creation. Through my research, I investigate and develop interactive means for orchestrating the inherent intelligence of large numbers of people, i.e. crowds, for things such as decision or creativity support, and for digital health solutions. 

Research interests

  • Ubiquitous Computing, Social Computing, Crowdsourcing, Digital Health, Human-Computer Interaction

Research groups

  • Associate Professor, Center for Ubiquitous Computing
  • Adjunct Professor, Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine in Oulu Group


ICON: Interventions and Contextual Understanding for Low Back Pain Research - Simo Hosio and Denzil Ferreira

Interventions and Contextual Understanding for Low Back Pain Research (ICON) is aimed at scientific renewal of Low Back Pain research.

Generation Z and beyond: Co-evolution of human capabilities and intelligent technologies in the 21st century (GenZ)

As new technologies are rapidly developing and becoming more intelligent, invisible and ubiquitous, the entanglement of these technologies with hum