Role

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

I'm leading a range of core undergraduate as well as postgraduate modules in Computer Science, AI, and Engineering across school departments. My current research is about the Cognitive Science of tactile graphics, and I am actively contributing to a project that aims to develop novel tools for the study of haptic interaction. This research will provide insight into the perceptive and cognitive processes of humans using tactile graphics. As a result, we will be able to inform more effective designs for tactile graphics that improve their accessibility and utility for the visually impaired and beyond.

My research interests are varied and span the fields of Human-Computer Interaction, AI, Cognition, and Technology-enhanced learning; with a particular interest in diagrammatic knowledge systems and human-computer interfaces for dealing with complex systems/problems.

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, diagrammatic representations, as well as knowledge acquisition with diagrams.

Activities

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