Leo Poretski

Phd candidate

Lev is a Ph.D. student in the Information Systems Department at University of Haifa under the supervision of Prof. Ofer Arazy and Dr. Joel Lanir. Lev received his master’s degree in the mixed track program of Statistics and Information Systems departments (in University of Haifa). The aim of his master thesis was assessing the role of a searcher’s emotions in seeking images on the internet. Currently, Lev explores the social and psychological aspects of multi-user augmented reality-mediated communication. Lev’s research interests include cyber-psychology, computer-supported communication and collaboration, novel HCI techniques, video gaming, and digital art and performance.

Lev teaches HCI course at the Department of Information System at University of Haifa and works as a research assistant to Dr. Joel Lanir and Prof. Ofer Arazy, IS, University of Haifa.


Email: lporetsk@staff.haifa.ac.il


List of publications:

1. L. Poretski, J. Lanir, and O. Arazy. 2017. Feel the image: The role of emotions in the image-seeking process. Human-Computer Interaction. https://doi.org/10.1080/07370024.2017.1359604

2. Lev Poretski and Ofer Arazy. 2017. Placing Value on Community Co-creations: A Study of a Video Game “Modding” Community. CSCW ’17 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing: 480–491. https://doi.org/10.1145/2998181.2998301

3. Lev Poretski, Joel Lanir, and Ofer Arazy. 2018. Normative Tensions in Shared Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social


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