Per Ola Kristensson

Last name
Ola Kristensson

Per Ola Kristensson is a SICSA Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction at the University of St Andrews. He is interested in creating intelligent interactive systems that enable people to be more creative, expressive and satisfied in their daily lives. He is also a co-founder of ShapeWriter Inc, a technology start-up that commercialised a new text entry method for touchscreen devices. He was the Director of Engineering of this company until it was acquired by Nuance in 2010.

He received his PhD from Linköping University, Sweden in 2007 and was a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge 2008-2011.

Working Group: Industry Working Group


Areas of Interest
University of St Andrews
Key words
computer science, human computer interaction, technology

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