Biographies

Christopher Bishop
Chris Bishop, Deputy Director of Microsoft Research, Cambridge UK, has a Chair in Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of Darwin College Cambridge. He has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Research interests include probabilistic approaches to machine-learning, as well as their application to fields such as computer vision.

Barry Brown
Barry Brown is currently an Associate Professor of Communications at UC San Diego and Equator Research Fellow, Glasgow University. His recent work has focused on the sociology and design of leisure technologies. Recent publications include studies of activities as diverse as games, tourism, museum visiting, the use of maps, television watching and sport spectating.

AJ Brush
AJ Brush works at Microsoft Research as a researcher in the VIBE group. Her main research interest is human-computer interaction with a focus on computer-supported cooperative work. She enjoys investigating how technology can help people and groups with everyday problems.

Matthew Chalmers
Matthew Chalmers is a Reader at the University of Glasgow. He combines ubicomp theory, infrastructure and interaction, explored via systems for tourism, health and leisure. He has published widely on topics including mobile multiplayer games, the use of philosophical hermeneutics to design computer systems, and the nature of the museum visit experience.

Gilbert Cockton
Gilbert Cockton is Research Chair in HCI at the University of Sunderland in the north east of England. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society for the Arts and the British Computer Society, and has published extensively on usability and accessibility, grounded- and worth/value-centred design, as well as notations and architectures for interactive software.

Thomas Erickson
Thomas Erickson is an interaction designer and researcher at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in New York, to which he telecommutes from his home in Minneapolis. His primary interest is in studying and designing systems that enable groups of all sizes to interact coherently and productively over networks.

David Frohlich
David Frohlich is Director of Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey and Professor of Interaction Design. He joined the Centre in January 2005 to establish a new research agenda on user-centred innovation for the consumer market.

Bill Gaver
Bill Gaver is a professor at Goldsmiths College in London. Bill has pursued research on interactive technologies for over 20 years, following a trajectory that led from experimental science to design. Currently he focuses on design-led methodologies and innovative products for everyday life.

Adam Greenfield
Adam Greenfield is a writer, consultant and instructor at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. His first book, Everyware: The dawning age of ubiquitous computing, has been acclaimed as ‘the first work on the topic suitable for general audiences’. He lives and works in New York City with his wife, artist Nurri Kim.

Jonathan Grudin
Jonathan Grudin is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, where he has been since 1998. Immediately prior to Microsoft he was Professor of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine. He has also taught at Aarhus University, Keio University, and the University of Oslo.

Richard Harper
Richard Harper is Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK and Professor of Socio-Digital Systems at the University of Surrey. His most recent book is Fieldwork and Design (with Dave Randall and Mark Rouncefield, Kluwer, 2007). He is currently completing a new book called Texture: Communication in the 21st Century (MIT Press), due out summer 2008.

Andrew Herbert
Andrew Herbert is a distinguished engineer and managing director of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, England. Initially joining Microsoft Research in 2001 as an assistant director, he succeeded the founding director, Roger Needham, in March 2003.

Lars Erik Holmquist
Lars Erik Holmquist is an Associate Professor and leads the Future Applications Lab at the Mobile Life Center in Kista, Sweden, where his employment is shared between the Swedish Institute of Computer Science and the University of Stockholm.

Kristina Höök
Professor Kristina Höök is a full professor at Department of Computer and Systems Science, Stockholm University/KTH since February 2003. She is also a laboratory manager of the interaction lab at SICS. The focus of her group is on social and affective interaction, and narrative intelligence, often in mobile settings.

Steve Howard
Steve Howard is the Head of Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Steve left school at 16 and for four years worked in an engineering factory. He then meandered through an education in psychology, ergonomics and HCI, and the interaction between technology and people has remained his interest. He focuses on the application of IT to areas of real social need.

Shahram Izadi
Shahram Izadi is a researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK. His research centres on interactive surfaces, specifically looking at a future where diverse display technologies are cheap and all around us. He is interested in exploring interaction techniques beyond the keyboard and mouse, utilising hands, tangible objects and haptic feedback.

Scott Jenson
Scott Jenson is an interface designer at Google. He has been doing user interface design and strategic planning for 20 years. He worked at Apple until 1993 on System 7, Newton, and the Apple Human Interface Guidelines. For three years he was the director of Symbian’s DesignLab, managing 20 people to design, prototype, user-test, and specify future mobile products.

Matt Jones
Matt Jones is a Reader in Computer Science, helping to set up the Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University. He has worked on mobile interaction issues for the past twelve years and has published a large number of articles in this area.

Sergi Jordà
Sergi Jordà is an Associate Professor in the Technology Department of the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Since then he has taught courses as diverse as OOP, HCI, Computer Music and Interactive Digital Arts. He is best known as the inventor of the Reactable, a tabletop new musical instrument hand-picked by Icelandic songstress Björk for her 2007 world tour.

Rui José
Rui José was born in Portugal, where he did his undergraduate and MSc studies in Computing at the University of Minho. In 2001, he received his PhD degree in Computer Science (Distributed Systems) from Lancaster University, UK. He is now an Assistant Professor at the Information Systems Department of the University of Minho.

Jofish Kaye
Jofish Kaye is a doctoral candidate in Information Science at Cornell University. His dissertation research is concerned with producing theory and methodology for the evaluation of experience-focused – as opposed to task-focused – HCI.

Wendy Kellogg
Wendy Kellogg manages Social Computing at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center. Her current work focuses on computer-mediated communication (CMC), including social translucence and virtual worlds. She holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Oregon and writes in the fields of HCI and CSCW. Wendy chaired CHI 2005 Papers and the CHI ’94 conference.

Boriana Koleva
Boriana Koleva is a lecturer in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham. Her research area is the field of Human-Computer Interaction, with a particular emphasis on Ubicomp interfaces. Her thesis work focused on mixed reality boundaries which link virtual and physical spaces.

Steven Kyffin
Steven Kyffin (Master of Design, Industrial Design, Royal College of Art, London) is Senior Director of Philips’ Design Research & Innovation programmes. In this function he directs the Ideas (Innovation) Engine of Philips Design and the programme of Design Research in Philips Electronics worldwide.

Paul Luff
Paul Luff is a Reader at Kings College, London. His research involves the study of everyday work and interaction drawing upon detailed analysis of audio-visual recordings of human conduct. These analyses are frequently utilised within projects that seek to develop innovative kinds of technologies such as enhanced media spaces, robots and augmented paper.

Gary Marsden
Gary Marsden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where he has worked since 1999. Originally he worked in the field of Mobile Interaction Design, but since moving to Africa, his research has focused more on the use of ICT for human development.

Tom Moher
Tom Moher is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He also holds an adjunct Associate Professor position in the College of Education there, and serves on the steering committee for the UIC Learning Sciences programme.

Kenton O’Hara
Kenton O’Hara is a Senior Research Scientist at HP Labs Bristol in the Mobile and Media Systems Lab. His research explores the social and behavioural factors that shape the design and use of emerging technologies.

Jun Rekimoto
Jun Rekimoto is a professor at the University of Tokyo and director of the Interaction Lab, Sony Computer Science Laboratories. He received the BSc, the MSc and the PhD in Information Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1984, 1986, and 1996, respectively. He was appointed to the SIGCHI Academy in 2007.

Tom Rodden
Tom Rodden is Professor of Interactive Systems at the Mixed Reality Laboratory (MRL) at the University of Nottingham, where he directed the Equator IRC and is now an EPSRC Senior Research Fellow. His research focuses on the development of new technologies to support users within the real world and new forms of interactive technology that mix physical and digital interaction.

Yvonne Rogers
Yvonne Rogers is a professor of HCI at the Open University, and a visiting professor at Indiana University. She researches and teaches in the areas of HCI, Ubiquitous computing and CSCW. A particular focus is augmenting and extending everyday learning and work activities with novel technologies including mobile, wireless, handheld and pervasive computing.

Mark Rouncefield
Mark Rouncefield is an ethnographer and sociologist and is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Computing. He is also a Microsoft European Research Fellow studying social interaction and mundane technologies.

Abigail Sellen
Abigail Sellen is a Senior Researcher in Microsoft’s Cambridge UK Lab and co-manager of the Socio-Digital Systems group, an interdisciplinary group with a focus on the human perspective in computing. She has published widely in HCI, but her current pre-occupation is with designing technologies for the home and to support human memory.

Wes Sharrock
Wes Sharrock is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK. He has had a career-long interest in the philosophy of social science, especially the implications of Wittgenstein’s philosophy for social science, including the philosophy of mind, involving an opposition to reductionism in all its forms. He also has a long-standing interest in observational studies of work.

Alex Taylor
Alex Taylor is a member of the Socio-Digital Systems Group at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK. He has undertaken investigations into the mundane aspects of everyday life. For example, examining paper lists, fridge doors, junk drawers and pottering. Through these investigations he has developed an unhealthy preoccupation with hoarding, dirt and clutter.

John Thomas
John Thomas is a researcher at IBM. Prior to IBM, John managed research on the psychology of aging at Harvard Medical School and led the AI Lab at NYNEX Science and Technology. His interests have spanned natural language processing, audio systems, and speech synthesis. More recently he has worked on the business uses of storytelling, pattern languages and e-learning.

Michael Twidale
Michael Twidale is an Associate Professor of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois. His research interests include computer supported cooperative work, collaborative information retrieval, user interface design, museum informatics, ubiquitous learning, in interaction of learning work and play, and rapid prototyping and evaluation techniques.

Alessandro Valli
Alessandro is an Italian interactive systems engineer and experience designer at iO. He received his MSc and PhD degrees in computer engineering from the University of Florence, in 2000 and in 2004. In 2001 he started focusing on the topic of natural interaction between humans and machines.

Geoff Walsham
Geoff Walsham is a Professor of Management Studies (Information Systems) at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. In addition to Cambridge, he has held academic posts at the University of Lancaster in the UK where he was Professor of Information Management, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, and Mindanao State University in the Philippines.

Steve Whittaker
Steve Whittaker is Chair in Information Studies at Sheffield University. His research interests are in the theory, design and evaluation of collaborative systems, as well as multimedia access and retrieval. In the past he has designed and built many novel interactive systems.

Ken Wood
Ken Wood is Deputy Director of Microsoft’s Cambridge UK Research Lab, with responsibility for the lab’s business-facing activities, including technology transfer, incubation, licensing, spin-offs, and other models for exploiting the intellectual property generated by the research groups. Ken also heads the Computer-Mediated Living research group.

Adrian Woolard
Adrian Woolard leads collaborative research projects within the Research & Innovation Group, BBC Future Media & Technology. The Innovation team is a small multi-disciplinary unit focused on exploring the changing relationships between media, audience and technology in the emerging multi-genre, multi-platform environment.

Peter Wright
Peter Wright is research Professor of Human-Centred Design in the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK. He joined ADRC in October 2006. Prior to this he was Reader in Human-Computer Interaction in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, UK.

Oren Zuckerman
Oren Zuckerman is a faculty member at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel. Oren teaches and researches innovative forms of human-computer interaction, with special focus on physical interaction and cross-platform media experiences. Oren earned his Master’s and PhD degrees at MIT’s Media Laboratory.

Jian Wang
Jian Wang is a principal researcher and Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research Asia. He manages the machine-learning group, the data-centric computing group and Microsoft’s adCenter adLab in Beijing. Dr Wang’s research interests are ink and pen computing, large-scale data and information processing, seamless computing, and human cognition.

 

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