Track Record

Employment

Lecturer
University of Glasgow, September 2019-present
Research into mid-air interaction, ultrasound haptics, acoustic levitation. Teaching Research Methods & Techniques and Mobile Human-Computer Interaction. MSc deputy director from November 2020.

Research Associate
University of Glasgow, January 2017-August 2019
Working on the EU-funded Levitate project. I developed and evaluated interactive systems using ultrasound waves to levitate physical objects in mid-air and generate contactless haptic feedback. [link]
Rewarded for my ‘Exceptional Contribution’ in 2017, 2018, 2019.

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. [link]

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

Research Funding

£36,619 from EPSRC IAA. Collaboration with Logitech. Co-Investigator with Mark McGill. Started summer 2021.

£6,081 from University of Glasgow’s Rewards for Excellence scheme. Started spring 2021.

€60,000 from Huawei Research, Finland. Started summer 2019.

€35,500 from Nokia Research, Finland. “Haptic Feedback for Immersive Interaction with Virtual Environments”. Started late 2016.

PhD studentship and donation from Nokia Research, Finland to fund my PhD research.

Teaching & Supervision

  • Deputy Director for MSc Programmes, November 2020-present.
  • Course coordinator and lecturer for Research Methods & Techniques (H) and Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (H/M), 2019-present.
  • Lectured for Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (H/M), 2018-2019.
  • Lectured for HCI-Design & Evaluation (H), 2017-2018.
  • Supervised numerous student projects, some of which led to good publications (2015-present).
  • Mentored several PhD students and PDRAs at University of Glasgow.

Volunteering + Service

Pervasive Displays 2020 Publicity Chair

CHI 2019 Website Chair

Associate Chair
Mobile HCI 2021, Pervasive Displays 2020, CHI 2020 Late Breaking Work, CHI 2020 Student Research Competition, MobileHCI 2019, CHI 2019 Late Breaking Work, Pervasive Displays 2019, Pervasive Displays 2018, CHI 2017 Late Breaking Work, CHI 2016 Late Breaking Work, Mobile HCI 2016 Posters

Session Chair
CHI 2019, CHI 2018, ICMI 2017

Reviewing
CHI, UIST, ICMI, MobileHCI, NordiCHI, DIS, TEI, ISS, etc (2014-present)
Special recognition for CHI 2016, CHI 2018, UIST 2021, ICMI 2021 (x2) reviewing.

College of Science & Engineering Ethics Committee
September 2017-present