Dr Yolanda Vazquez-Alvarez

  • SICSA Research Fellow (Computing Science)

telephone: 01413301626
email: Yolanda.Vazquez-Alvarez@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Personal site: http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~yolanda

Biography:
I am a SICSA Research Fellow at the School of Computing Science, Glasgow University, working on Pervasive Social Signal Processing in collaboration with Alessandro Vinciarelli. I completed my PhD thesis under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Brewster, which investigated the design and evaluation of spatial auditory interfaces for mobile audio-augmented environments focusing on 3D audio, multimedia, non-visual, pervasive interaction.

Research Interests:
- Human Computer Interaction
- Mobile Ubiquitous Computing
- Speech Technology and Spokem Language Processing
- Human Perception, Decision Making, and Strategic Interaction

Selected publications

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Brewster, S.A. (2011) Eyes-free multitasking: the effect of cognitive load on mobile spatial audio interfaces. In: CHI 2011: Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM: New York, NY, pp. 2173-2176. ISBN 9781450302289 (doi:10.1145/1978942.1979258)

Supervision

All publications

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Number of items: 18.

2016

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Aylett, M. P., Brewster, S. A., von Jungenfeld, R. and Virolainen, A. (2016) Designing Interactions with Multilevel Auditory Displays in Mobile Audio-Augmented Reality. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 23(1), 3. (doi:10.1145/2829944)

Sun, Y., Aylett, M. P. and Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. (2016) e-Seesaw: A Tangible, Ludic, Parent-child, Awareness System. In: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 7-12 May 2016, pp. 1821-1827. ISBN 9781450340823 (doi:10.1145/2851581.2892349)

2015

Aylett, M. P., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Baillie, L. (2015) Interactive Radio: A New Platform for Calm Computing. CHI EA 15: 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 18-23 Apr 2015. pp. 2085-2090. ISBN 9781450331463 (doi:10.1145/2702613.2732785)

2014

Al Moubayed, N., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., McKay, A. and Vinciarelli, A. (2014) Face-Based Automatic Personality Perception. In: 22 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Orlando, Florida, 3-7 Nov 2014, pp. 1153-1156. ISBN 9781450330633 (doi:10.1145/2647868.2655014)

2013

Aylett, M., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Baillie, L. (2013) Evaluating speech synthesis in a mobile context: audio presentation of facebook, twitter and RSS. In: Information Technology Interfaces: ITI 2013, Cavtat, Croatia, 24-27 Jun 2013,

2012

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Oakley, I. and Brewster, S.A. (2012) Auditory display design for exploration in mobile audio-augmented reality. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 16(8), pp. 987-999. (doi:10.1007/s00779-011-0459-0)

McGookin, D., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Bergstrom-Lehtovirta, J. and Brewster, S. (2012) Shaking the dead: multimodal location based experiences for un-stewarded archaeological sites. In: 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design, NordiCHI'12, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-17 Oct 2012, pp. 199-208.

2011

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Brewster, S.A. (2011) Eyes-free multitasking: the effect of cognitive load on mobile spatial audio interfaces. In: CHI 2011: Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM: New York, NY, pp. 2173-2176. ISBN 9781450302289 (doi:10.1145/1978942.1979258)

Halvey, M., Wilson, G., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Brewster, S.A. and Hughes, S.A. (2011) The effect of clothing on thermal feedback perception. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI '11. ACM: New York, NY, USA, pp. 217-220. ISBN 9781450306416 (doi:10.1145/2070481.2070519)

Trendafilov, D., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Lemmela, S. and Murray-Smith, R. (2011) 'Can we work this out?: an evaluation of remote collaborative interaction in a mobile shared environment. In: 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI '11, Stockholm, Sweden, 30 Aug - 2 Sep 2011, pp. 499-502.

2010

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. (2010) Designing spatial audio interfaces for mobile devices: supporting multitasking and context information. In: 12th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI '10, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-10 Sep 2010, pp. 481-482. (doi:10.1145/1851600.1851716)

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Brewster, S.A. (2010) Designing Spatial Audio Interfaces to Support Multiple Audio Streams. In: Proceedings of MobileHCI 2010, Lisbon, Portugal,

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Oakley, I. and Brewster, S.A. (2010) Urban Sound Gardens: Supporting Overlapping Audio Landmarks in Exploratory Environments. In: Proceedings of Multimodal Location Based Techniques for Extreme Navigation workshop, Pervasive 2010, Helsinki, Finland,

2009

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Brewster, S.A. (2009) Audio Minimization: Applying 3D Audio Techniques to Multi-Stream Audio Interfaces. In: Proceedings of HAID 2009, Dresden, Germany,

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Brewster, S.A. (2009) Investigating Background and Foreground Interactions Using Spatial Audio Cues. In: Vol II Proceedings of ACM CHI2009, Boston, USA,

2007

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Hewlett, N. (2007) The 'trough effect': an ultrasound study. Phonetica, 64(2-3), pp. 105-121. (doi:10.1159/000107912)

Strom, V., Nenkova, A., Clark, R., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Brenier, J., King, S. and Jurafsky, D. (2007) Modelling prominence and emphasis improves unit-selection synthesis. In: Interspeech 2007, Antwerp, Belgium, 27-31 Aug 2007, pp. 1282-1285.

2002

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Huckvale, M. (2002) The reliability of the ITU-P.85 standard for the evaluation of text-to-speech systems. In: Interspeech 2002, Denver, CO, USA, 16-20 Sep 2002, pp. 329-332.

This list was generated on Tue Jun 27 07:09:18 2017 BST.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Aylett, M. P., Brewster, S. A., von Jungenfeld, R. and Virolainen, A. (2016) Designing Interactions with Multilevel Auditory Displays in Mobile Audio-Augmented Reality. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 23(1), 3. (doi:10.1145/2829944)

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Oakley, I. and Brewster, S.A. (2012) Auditory display design for exploration in mobile audio-augmented reality. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 16(8), pp. 987-999. (doi:10.1007/s00779-011-0459-0)

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Hewlett, N. (2007) The 'trough effect': an ultrasound study. Phonetica, 64(2-3), pp. 105-121. (doi:10.1159/000107912)

Book Sections

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Brewster, S.A. (2011) Eyes-free multitasking: the effect of cognitive load on mobile spatial audio interfaces. In: CHI 2011: Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM: New York, NY, pp. 2173-2176. ISBN 9781450302289 (doi:10.1145/1978942.1979258)

Halvey, M., Wilson, G., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Brewster, S.A. and Hughes, S.A. (2011) The effect of clothing on thermal feedback perception. In: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces - ICMI '11. ACM: New York, NY, USA, pp. 217-220. ISBN 9781450306416 (doi:10.1145/2070481.2070519)

Conference or Workshop Item

Aylett, M. P., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Baillie, L. (2015) Interactive Radio: A New Platform for Calm Computing. CHI EA 15: 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 18-23 Apr 2015. pp. 2085-2090. ISBN 9781450331463 (doi:10.1145/2702613.2732785)

Conference Proceedings

Sun, Y., Aylett, M. P. and Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. (2016) e-Seesaw: A Tangible, Ludic, Parent-child, Awareness System. In: CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, 7-12 May 2016, pp. 1821-1827. ISBN 9781450340823 (doi:10.1145/2851581.2892349)

Al Moubayed, N., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., McKay, A. and Vinciarelli, A. (2014) Face-Based Automatic Personality Perception. In: 22 ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Orlando, Florida, 3-7 Nov 2014, pp. 1153-1156. ISBN 9781450330633 (doi:10.1145/2647868.2655014)

Aylett, M., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Baillie, L. (2013) Evaluating speech synthesis in a mobile context: audio presentation of facebook, twitter and RSS. In: Information Technology Interfaces: ITI 2013, Cavtat, Croatia, 24-27 Jun 2013,

McGookin, D., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Bergstrom-Lehtovirta, J. and Brewster, S. (2012) Shaking the dead: multimodal location based experiences for un-stewarded archaeological sites. In: 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design, NordiCHI'12, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-17 Oct 2012, pp. 199-208.

Trendafilov, D., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Lemmela, S. and Murray-Smith, R. (2011) 'Can we work this out?: an evaluation of remote collaborative interaction in a mobile shared environment. In: 13th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI '11, Stockholm, Sweden, 30 Aug - 2 Sep 2011, pp. 499-502.

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. (2010) Designing spatial audio interfaces for mobile devices: supporting multitasking and context information. In: 12th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI '10, Lisbon, Portugal, 7-10 Sep 2010, pp. 481-482. (doi:10.1145/1851600.1851716)

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Brewster, S.A. (2010) Designing Spatial Audio Interfaces to Support Multiple Audio Streams. In: Proceedings of MobileHCI 2010, Lisbon, Portugal,

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Oakley, I. and Brewster, S.A. (2010) Urban Sound Gardens: Supporting Overlapping Audio Landmarks in Exploratory Environments. In: Proceedings of Multimodal Location Based Techniques for Extreme Navigation workshop, Pervasive 2010, Helsinki, Finland,

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Brewster, S.A. (2009) Audio Minimization: Applying 3D Audio Techniques to Multi-Stream Audio Interfaces. In: Proceedings of HAID 2009, Dresden, Germany,

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Brewster, S.A. (2009) Investigating Background and Foreground Interactions Using Spatial Audio Cues. In: Vol II Proceedings of ACM CHI2009, Boston, USA,

Strom, V., Nenkova, A., Clark, R., Vazquez-Alvarez, Y., Brenier, J., King, S. and Jurafsky, D. (2007) Modelling prominence and emphasis improves unit-selection synthesis. In: Interspeech 2007, Antwerp, Belgium, 27-31 Aug 2007, pp. 1282-1285.

Vazquez-Alvarez, Y. and Huckvale, M. (2002) The reliability of the ITU-P.85 standard for the evaluation of text-to-speech systems. In: Interspeech 2002, Denver, CO, USA, 16-20 Sep 2002, pp. 329-332.

This list was generated on Tue Jun 27 07:09:18 2017 BST.