CV

Education

PhD Computing Science
University of Glasgow, 2012-2016
Thesis: “Interaction techniques with novel multimodal feedback for addressing gesture-sensing systems” [link] [synopsis]
Supervised by Stephen Brewster, Matthew Chalmers and Vuokko Lantz.

BSc Computing Science (First Class Honours)
University of Glasgow, 2008-2012

Employment

Research Associate
University of Glasgow, January 2017-present
Working on the EU-funded Levitate project. [link]

Research Assistant
University of Glasgow, September 2016-December 2016
Working on a project investigating new interaction techniques for virtual reality. Funded by a donation from Nokia.

Research Assistant
University of Glasgow, September 2015-September 2016
Working in the Multimodal Interaction Group on the ABBI project. I developed software for the project and investigated novel ways of using wearable technology to help visually impaired children at home and at school. The research involved teachers, parents, visual impairment organisations and charities, giving us strong insight into how we could best use the technology to benefit children. [link]

Lab Demonstrator
University of Glasgow, September 2012-June 2013
I provided lab assistance for two level three computing science courses: Interactive Systems 3 and Distributed Information Management 3. In both courses I mentored small teams of students who were designing, prototyping and evaluating interactive systems.

Research Assistant
University of Glasgow, June 2012-September 2012
Worked in the Multimodal Interaction Group as an RA on the MultiMemoHome project. I developed and deployed a novel home-care system which used digital pen and paper as input. [link]

Summer Research Scholar
University of Glasgow, June 2011-September 2011
Worked on two research projects, one of which led to two accepted conference papers on the study of visual perception of image complexity and how this may be determined computationally. Also led a small research team, investigating the interpretation and memorability of graphics. [link]

Summer Research Scholar
University of Glasgow, June 2010-September 2010
Worked on a research project, developing a series of metrics and software tools to analyse aesthetic properties of hand-drawn graphs. [link]

Supervision

  • Gareth Griffiths: I supervised Gareth’s Masters project, which investigated rhythmic micro-gestures, a continuation of my rhythmic gestures research in my PhD. Gareth designed a set of micro-gestures, implemented feedback and sensing for them, then ran a user study to investigate their performance.
  • Hua Su: I co-supervised Su’s Masters project. She investigated the perception of stimuli from a wearable device which ‘squeezed’ the wrist.

Volunteering + Service

College of Science & Engineering Ethics Committee
September 2017-present

CHI ’19 Website Chair

Associate Chair
CHI’17 Late Breaking Work
CHI’16 Late Breaking Work
Mobile HCI’16 Posters

Reviewing
CHI’14 – present
Full papers, Works-in-Progress and Interactivity submissions.
Received a special recognition for CHI’16 reviewing.

Mobile HCI’14 – present
Full papers.

UIST’14 – present
Full papers.

NordiCHI’14 – present
Full papers and posters.

BCS HCI’15
Full papers.

DIS’16
Full papers.

Awards

School of Computing Science Level 4 Class Prize, 2012
Nominated for Ede & Ravenscroft Prize, 2012
ScotlandIS Young Software Engineer of the Year finalist, 2012
School of Computing Science Level 3 Class Prize, 2011
Sword-Ciboodle Team Project Prize, 2011
Lorimer Bursary in Mathematics, 2009