PhD Theses Supervision

By Docent, Dr Eleni Berki – June 2019

Supervised and Completed PhD Theses: eight (8) – First/main PhD supervisor in six (6) of them.

Konstantinos Barlas (2018): Formal Specification of Standards. National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. (Funded by European/Greek Erasmus and Thales research grants). ( (Abstract in English, doctoral thesis in Greek). (Co-supervised with Dr George Koletsos and Dr Petros Stefaneas from NTUA).

Jose Canas-Bajo (2017): ”Audience experience of commercial videos and feature length films: are they Universal or culturally mediated?” University of Jyväskylä, Finland (Funded from the Centre of International Mobility and University of Jyväskylä, Finland). ( (Co-supervised with Prof. Pertti Saariluoma/Cognitive Science).

Sunil Chaudhary (2016):The Use of Usable Security and Security Education to Fight Phishing Attacks. University of Tampere, Finland. (Funded by TEKES Finnish Research and Innovation Agency, Finnish Industrial Projects and School of Information Sciences Sponsorship). (

Timo Nummenmaa (2013): Executable Formal Specifications in Game Development: Design, Validation and Evolution. University of Tampere, Finland. (Funded by Academy of Finland National Scholarship and Finnish Industrial Projects Sponsorship). ( (Co-supervised with Prof. Tommi Mikkonen, University of Helsinki).

(Nominated for the National doctoral dissertations in Computer Science competition).

Linfeng Li (2013): A Contingency Framework to Assure the User-Centered Quality and to Support the Design of Anti-Phishing Software. University of Tampere, Finland. (Funded by Academy of Finland Scholarship, Finnish Industrial Projects Sponsorship, The Rector’s Scholarship, and supported by F-Secure Corporation). (;sequence=1).

(Nominated for the national doctoral dissertations in Quality in Deep Learning/ Tool Learnability competition).

Riikka Ahlgren (2011): Software Patterns, Organizational Learning and Software Process Improvement. University of Jyväskylä, Finland. (Funded by Finnish Industrial Projects Sponsorship). (

Panagiotis Kampylis (2010): Fostering Creative Thinking. University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Funded by the Greek Scholarship Foundation and the Greek Ministry of Education Scholarships; The Rector’s Scholarship. (

Hanna Parkkola (2006): Designing ICT for Mothers – A User Psychological Approach. University of Jyväskylä, Finland. (Funded by: Sonera and other funding from the telecommunications industry). (Co-supervised with Professors Lea Pulkkinen/Psychology and Pertti Saariluoma/Cognitive Science) (

NOTE: Eleni has also co-supervised/advised or assisted in supervising a number of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers in Finland and other countries and has been invited to be a member of doctoral advisory/evaluation committees of many other PhD theses completed or in progress.

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