Connected Technologies, People, and Information
The Integrated Systems (IS) group explores technologies and designs with the aim of connecting people to what matters to them most: other people and information. We work towards an understanding of principles that govern the ways in which people interact with each other, organize information, and share knowledge in different environments. We investigate how new technologies, such as cloud computing, multi-device environments, and mobile platforms can enable new user experiences.
Through a multi-disciplinary approach we develop algorithms, methods, and technologies to investigate new concepts and designs. We are a team of researchers, designers and developers with expertise in information retrieval, machine learning, network analysis, and human-computer interaction.
Our research approach combines human and technological perspectives. By taking a holistic view and studying how people access, collect, use, and share information, we gain an understanding of how technologies can aid people in their everyday lives. We develop prototypes of information management systems, online services, rich media applications to explore novel ways of tackling challenging issues and exploring new opportunities.
Information Organization, Retrieval, and Sharing
We explore new paradigms for information management and develop technologies that empower people to manage their digital content across desktop, mobile, Web and Cloud platforms. This includes the long term preservation of digital content.
Online Communities and Social Networks
We work on models, algorithms, and visualisations of networks that stem from social media interactions. Through the analysis of user interactions in online communities we develop models for trust and reputation. By combining network analysis with search models we investigate unified models for social information retrieval.
New User Interfaces and Multi-Device Environments
Surface computing, tablet PCs, and new display technologies provide opportunities for new interaction paradigms and help us understand the issues in design and implementation of shared information environments.