Mattias Rost

I am an HCI researcher and programmer, currently at the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. Before that I was a PhD student at Mobile Life Centre and SICS. I defended my PhD thesis “Mobility is the Message: Experiments with Mobile Media Sharing” at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University.

My research interests are mobile, social, and location based services, where I design, build, and study these systems to understand them in use. Following from the work in my thesis, I have a particular interest in media sharing, and what it is people are expressing and communicating when communicating using technology.

After more than 20 years of programming experience, I currently focus on mobile development, web development, and primarily mobile web development. I work with Android, iOS, Node.JS, Arduino, as well as managing server configurations. Evaluation methods used are both qualitative and quantitative. On the qualitative side I use ethnographic methods to get insights into people’s lived understanding of the apps I build. On the quantitative side I use statistical analysis of usage logs from deployed apps. Currently I’m also building tools to aid in the usage log analysis for interdisciplinary teams of researchers.

Contact: or @rrostt