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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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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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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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Ann Blandford awarded for achievements in Computing

Ann Blandford awarded for achievements in Computing
Ann Blandford has received an award to celebrate her scientific achievements and ability to inspire others. She is one of the first five women to receive this award for achievements in Computing. The award is part of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre's initiative to celebrate women in maths and…
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Digital Stories of the new MSc students

Digital Stories of the new MSc students
As part of the Opening of Session induction week, the new MSc students worked hard this week making digital stories, to explain what HCI is to young adults (aged 13-16yrs). Last Friday was the screening of the videos, and the whole class as well as UCLIC staff could vote on a favourite video to win…
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Welcome to new staff and students joining UCLIC!

Welcome to new staff and students joining UCLIC!
We would like to welcome a number of people who have just joined UCLIC in the last week! These are: Kyrill Potapov, a part-time PhD student who will be supervised by Paul Marshall Gill Conquest, a PhD student in her final year on a secondment from Anthropology via the cross disciplinary training…
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Welcome to Dr Enrico Costanza!

Welcome to Dr Enrico Costanza!
We would like to welcome Dr Enrico Costanza, who recently joined UCLIC as a lecturer from the University of Southampton! He will be joined by a number of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students - we are delighted to have his group on board!
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Congratulations to Prof. Yvonne Rogers!

Congratulations to Prof. Yvonne Rogers!
Congratulations to Yvonne Rogers, who has been announced as a Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator 2016! In its 25th Anniversary Year, Microsoft is highlighting 32 great academics worldwide - this award celebrates the vital contributions that academics have made to help shape the direction,…
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MSc Applications Close 5 at pm 1st July 2016

MSc Applications Close 5 at pm 1st July 2016
Due to an unusually high number of applications for entry to the MSc Human Computer Interaction in September 2016, we will be closing to new applications at 5pm on 1st July 2016. References must be submitted by Friday 15th July 2016. For further details about the UCLIC MSc Human…
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UCLIC at CHI 2016

UCLIC at CHI 2016
Several UCLIC members will be leaving this week to attend ACM CHI 2016: the top conference for Human-Computer Interaction. CHI will take place from May 7 - 12 at San Jose, CA, USA. During this time some email responses might be delayed. UCLIC will have a great presence at CHI 2016 Authors from UCL…
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Rachel Benedyk retiring

Rachel Benedyk retiring
After almost 40 years in UCL, Rachel Benedyk is retiring from her pivotal role as Lecturer and Programme Director on the MSc course in HCI with Ergonomics. Rachel was a student of the course in the days of the Ergonomics Unit in the seventies, and taught on the course over the following four…
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UCLIC Students at CHI Student Design Competition

UCLIC Students at CHI Student Design Competition
Two student teams in our HCI-E MSc Program have been selected to participate in the final stage of the ACM CHI Student Design Competition. They were amongst the only 12 teams (out of 62, 19% acceptance rate) that were invited to present their design projects at the prestigious international…
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UCLICers featured in Women at UCL: Presence and Absence

UCLICers featured in Women at UCL: Presence and Absence
Nadia Berthouze, Anna Cox, and Mara Balestrini are featured in the Women at UCL: Presence and Absence booklet. Women at UCL: Presence and Absence is a collaboration between the UCL Equalities and Diversity team, The Girl at the Door and the UCL Institute for Women's Health, and explores the…
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Welcome to Catherine Holloway's group!

Welcome to Catherine Holloway's group!
We would like to welcome Catherine Holloway and her group of PhD students and RAs, who have recently joined UCLIC! Her students are Giulia Barbareschi, Roxana Ramirez-Herrera, Rhys Williams and Dave Wain. Tsu-Jui Cheng is an RA and Sarah Nicholson will join as an RA in September.
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ICRI papers at CSCW 2016

ICRI papers at CSCW 2016
Martin Dittus and Mara Balestrini from ICRI Cities both had papers accepted at the CSCW conference, which takes place in San Francisco, CA, USA, February 27 - March 2 2016. Mara's paper presented Jokebox, an interactive installation designed to be placed in public spaces with the aim to explore how…
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Yvonne Rogers HCI Pioneer

Yvonne Rogers HCI Pioneer
Yvonne Rogers has been included in the HCI Pioneers project, a website created by Ben Shneiderman which aims to draw attention to the trailblazers by describing their backgrounds and contributions to the field: "Pioneers in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) are memorable for their…
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ICRI researchers launch new app Likeways

ICRI researchers launch new app Likeways
Martin Traunmueller and Sarah Gallacher from ICRI Cities have launched Likeways, a mobile app to get you off the beaten path and right into nearby areas you're likely to find cool stuff along the way. So, if you're sick of walking along boring routes through the city suggested by Google Maps or…
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