Institutionen för informationsteknologi
I am a cognitive scientist with a background in computational linguistics and in applied linguistics. My research interrests are focused on different aspects of interaction and communication, between humans as well as humans interacting with different kinds of technology. I am a member of the research groups MTEC (Media, Technology and Culture) and ILab (Interaction Lab).
Current research project
Knowledge Transfer and Sexual Grooming Prevention through Computer Games – Kids, Risk Behaviour and Social Media (KidCOG). The project is receiving 3 million SEK in funding from the Sten A Olsson Foundation to investigate the sexual grooming process and children's use of social media and the Internet, with the aim of preventing online risk behaviour. More information.
"Can you send me a photo?": A Game-Based Approach for Increasing Young Children’s Risk Awareness to Prevent Online Sexual GroomingSusi Tarja, Torstensson Niklas, Wilhelmsson UlfDiGRA '19 - Proceedings of the 2019 DiGRA International Conference: Game, Play and the Emerging Ludo-Mix . 2019.
“Who’s Texting?” – Playful Game Experiences for Learning to Cope with Online Risks
Susi Tarja, Torstensson NiklasHCI in Games: First International Conference, HCI-Games 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Orlando, FL, USA, July 26–31, 2019, Proceedings (427-441). Cham: Springer, 2019.
Online sexual grooming and offender tactics -: What can we learn from social media dialogues?Torstensson Niklas, Susi TarjaProceedings of the 2015 Swecog Conference (23-23). Skövde: , 2015.
A Computer Game for an Enhanced Visitor Experience: Integration of Reality and FictionWilhelmsson Ulf, Toftedahl Marcus, Susi Tarja et al.Proceedings of the International Conference on Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2014 Game and Entertainment Technologies 2014 and Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision and Image Processing 2014 - Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, MCCSIS 2014 (149-156). IADIS Press, 2014.
The Court Interpreter: Creating an interpretation of the factsTorstensson Niklas, Sullivan Kirk P. H.International Journal of Law, Language and Discourse, 2011, 1(3), 64-86.
Judging the Immigrant: Accents and AttitudesTorstensson NiklasDoktorsavhandling: Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, 2010.
Defining and Classifying Space Builders for Information ExtractionGawronska Barbara, Torstensson Niklas, Erlendsson BjörnNatural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science, NLUCS 2004. In conjunction with ICEIS 2004, Porto, Portugal, April 2004 (15-27). 2004.
Mimicked accents: Do speakers have similar cognitive prototypes?
Torstensson Niklas, Eriksson Erik J., Sullivan Kirk P. H.Proceedings of the 10th Australian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology (271-276). Australian Speech Science & Technology Association Inc., 2004.
Newstalk: reductions in careful, scripted speech
Torstensson NiklasFONETIK 2004: The XVIIth Swedish Phonetics Conference (16-19). 2004.