News, Events, Seminars

ACT-R workshop

ACT-R workshop
There will be a one-day ACT-R Workshop at University College London on July 26, 2017. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss issues of interest to the ACT-R community, including but not limited to new architectural modifications and developments, modeling and methodology discussions, scaling and…
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Deadline approaching for positions at UCLIC!

Deadline approaching for positions at UCLIC!
We are recruiting a Senior Teaching Fellow - this is a full-time temporary role to cover parental leave and is for 4.5 months initially starting in September, but it is likely that the role may be extended. Please see the UCL advert for more information and how to apply. The deadline is 29 May…
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UCL will have a great presence at CHI 2017

UCL will have a great presence at CHI 2017
Authors from UCL will have a great presence at CHI 2017, the premier conference in Human-Computer Interaction, which will take place in Denver, CO, USA, 6 - 11 May 2017. Here is a sneak peek at our accepted contributions. Full Papers Quantifying the Body and Caring for the Mind: Understanding…
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Positions available at UCLIC

Positions available at UCLIC
We are now recruiting a Senior Teaching Fellow - this is a full-time temporary role to cover parental leave and is for 4.5 months initially starting in September, but it is possible the role may be extended. Please see the UCL advert for more information and how to apply. The deadline is 29 May…
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New book on research in the wild

New book on research in the wild
Yvonne Rogers and Paul Marshall have published a new ebook entitled 'Research in the Wild' . The phrase "in-the-wild" is becoming popular again in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), describing approaches to HCI research and accounts of user experience phenomena that differ…
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Welcome to new staff and students!

Welcome to new staff and students!
We would like to welcome a number of people who have recently joined UCLIC ! These are: Ahmed Alqaraawi is a new a PhD student who will be supervised by Enrico Costanza Temi Olugbade who is now working as a part-time post-doc on Nadia Berthouze on the WeDraw project Nicola Binetti who just stared…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 15th March: Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire – Interaction with Robots - Challenges and opportunities in Human-Robot Interaction

UCLIC Research Seminar 15th March: Kerstin Dautenhahn, University of Hertfordshire – Interaction with Robots - Challenges and opportunities in   Human-Robot Interaction
Please note changed time and location of this seminar Human-robot interaction (HRI) is a highly interdisciplinary field that has grown substantially over the past 15 years. My talk will reflect on the concept of 'social robots' and focus on companion robots, i.e. robots that provide useful…
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ICRI receives Honorable Mention at CSCW 2017

ICRI receives Honorable Mention at CSCW 2017
Martin Dittus, Giovanni Quattrone, and Licia Capra from ICRI Cities have been awarded Honorable Mention at CSCW 2017, the world's premier venue for research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks. This year's conference was held in…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 8th March: Cecilia Katzeff, KTH Royal Institute of Technology – A Design Perspective On Sustainable Practices Related To Energy And Food

UCLIC Research Seminar 8th March: Cecilia Katzeff, KTH Royal Institute of Technology  – A Design Perspective On Sustainable Practices Related To Energy And Food
The seminar will circle around the general theme of sustainable practices, what is meant by sustainable practices in relation to energy consumption and especially in relation to electricity use and food practices. The seminar will also explore how interaction design may play a role in the emergence…
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MSc students finalists CHI Student Competition

MSc students finalists CHI Student Competition
Congratulations to three student teams in our HCI MSc Programme, who have been selected to participate in the final stage of the ACM CHI Student Design Competition. CHI only accepted 12 out of the 70 submissions for the CHI Student Design Competition (~17% acceptance rate) to present their design…
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Congratulations Cathy and Susan!

Congratulations Cathy and Susan!
Congratulations to Catherine Holloway and Susan Lechelt, who have both won Provost's Engineering Engagement Awards 2017. Cathy has won the UCL Engineering Engager of the Year - Research / Academic Staff (grade 8 or above) Award, while Susan has won the UCL Engineering Engager of the Year Awards -…
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MSc Human-Computer Interaction Open Evening 2017

MSc Human-Computer Interaction Open Evening 2017
Join UCLIC staff, students and alumni to find out more about our MSc Human-Computer Interaction at our Open Evening on 22nd February. 5 - 7pm in the Roberts Building Foyer. You can register for thsi event here https://ucl.hobsonsradius.com/ssc/eform/N67d82TT868Ex6700mx675.ssc Visit our prospective…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd February: Ewa Luger, University of Edinburgh – Making AI Intelligible; Designing for ethical and comprehensible intelligent systems

UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd February:  Ewa Luger, University of Edinburgh – Making AI Intelligible; Designing for ethical and comprehensible intelligent systems
The development of complex, intelligent systems has surpassed our ability to explain them. The market is increasingly populated with algorithmically-driven products for which users have limited mental models, putting their privacy at risk, and raising questions of human agency and control. Ensuring…
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UCLIC featured in IET partners magazine

UCLIC featured in IET partners magazine
UCLIC is featured in the IET's latest Partner Magazine! Children are growing up in the newly emerging Internet of Things, but it is not always the case they understand how these devices and apps work. Digital Fluency is a learning approach intended to fill this gap, and brings together disparate…
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