Role

I am a post-doctoral researcher and teaching fellow in the School of Engineering and Informatics.

As part of my role, I convey a range of core undergraduate as well as postgraduate modules in the areas of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Engineering. I also supervise student projects and dissertations.

My research interests are varied and span the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Cognition, and Technology-enhanced learning. Over a longer period, I have been working in areas related to the design of representational systems and interactive knowledge tools for complex domains; compositional modelling; computer graphics, as well as knowledge acquisition with diagrams.

I have a particular interest in the design and development of interactive Human-AI interfaces and systems, which aim to augment human cognitive abilities for complex problem-solving and knowledge discovery. I have previously worked on visual interfaces, now also exploring the area of voice interaction.

Currently, I am also contributing to a project that aims to develop novel tools for the study of haptic interaction. This research will provide new insights into the human perceptive and cognitive processes involved and develop methods for conveying information and facilitating problem-solving more effectively. As a result, better designs for tactile graphics can be developed that improve accessibility and utility for the visually impaired and beyond.

Activities

Co-founder and committee member of the University of Sussex Postdoc Network (postdocs@sussex.ac.uk).