News, Events, Seminars

UCLIC research seminars generally take place on Wednesdays at 3PM in Room 4.05 (66-72 Gower Street) during term-time. Please see notices below in case of deviating dates/times/locations of individual seminars (indicated in italic). Coffee and tea will be served afterwards around 4PM in the 2nd floor hub room (please bring your own cups). If you would like to arrange to meet with a seminar speaker before/after a talk, kindly contact the host(s) or Giulia Barbareschi.

To arrange to give a seminar talk at UCLIC, please contact Temitayo Olugbade.

UCLIC Research Seminars

30 August 2019 - 3PM
Andreas Holzinger (Medical University of Graz)
From explainable AI to human‐centered AI
Hosts: Duncan Brumby, Anna Cox
Location: Room 110, Roberts Engineering Building, Torrington Place


6 September 2019 - 2PM
Gregory Abowd (Georgia Institute of Technology)
The Internet of Materials: The next logical step or a paradigm shift?
Host: Ann Blandford
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


18 September 2019 - 3PM
Ellen Bass (Drexel University)
An integrated information processing and task-based approach to making function allocation decisions
Host: Giulia Barbareschi
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


2 October 2019 - 3PM
Dorian Peters (Cambridge University)
Wellbeing-supportive design: Designing technologies to support psychological needs
Host: Julia Manning
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


9 October 2019 - 3PM
Jo Vermeulen (Aarhus University)
Explainable AI - What can we do as HCI researchers?
Hosts: Enrico Costanza, Nicolai Marquardt
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


23 October 2019 - 3PM
Ben Oldfrey (University College London)
The Future of Tech is Squidgy
Host: Giulia Barbareschi
Location: Room 6.12A, Malet Place Engineering Building


30 October 2019 - 3PM
Bran Knowles (Lancaster University)
Understanding older adults' distrust of digital technology
Host: Yvonne Rogers
Location: Room 6.12A, Malet Place Engineering Building


13 November 2019 - 3PM
Annie Lau (University College London)
Patient Work
Host: Giulia Barbareschi
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


20 November 2019 - 3PM
Pawel Wozniak (Utrecht University)
Designing for the 51%: Technologies for advanced amateurs in sports
Host: Tao Bi
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


27 November 2019 - 3PM
Regan Mandryk (University of Saskatchewan)
Fun Science: The power of play
Host: Anna Cox
Location: Room 6.12A, Malet Place Engineering Building


4 December 2019 - 3PM
UCLIC Meet & Greet seminar with presentations from UCLIC staff:
Dr Nic Marquardt, Dr Enrico Costanza, Dr Cathy Holloway
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


11 December 2019 - 3PM
Conor Linehan (University College Cork)
Understanding and improving how people learn through playing games
Host: Anna Cox
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


15 January 2020 - 3PM
Martin Porcheron (University of Nottingham)
Co-designing interaction with AI
Host: Enrico Costanza
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


22 January 2020- 3PM
Babak Taati (University of Nottingham)
Computer Vision in Rehabilitation and Ambient Health Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities
Host: Nadia Berthouze
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


29 January 2020- 3PM
Simone Stumpf (University of Nottingham)
Making AI Intelligible
Host: Enrico Costanza
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


5 February 2020- 3PM
Jo Iacovides (University of York)
Impact beyond play: exploring the complexity of player experience
Host: Anna Cox
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


12 February 2020- 3PM
Yannis Demiris (Imperial College London)
Personalisation in Human Robot Interaction
Host: Roxana Ramirez Herrera
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


19 February 2020- 3PM
Birsen Donmez (University of Toronto)
Young drivers, distraction, and automated vehicle technologies
Host: Priscilla Wong
Location: Room 6.12A, Malet Place Enginnering Building


18 March 2020- 3PM
Mark Perry (Brunel University London)
Rich interactions with digital money: from use to design
Host: Enrico Costanza
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


Calendar

Past seminars





UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd of January: Babak Taati (University of Toronto), Computer Vision in Rehabilitation and Ambient Health Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities

UCLIC Research Seminar 22nd of January: Babak Taati (University of Toronto), Computer Vision in Rehabilitation and Ambient Health Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities
Computer vision systems can play an important role in providing care to individuals living with physical or cognitive disability. This talk will provide an overview of several vision-based systems under development for such purpose at KITE, the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute -…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 20th of November: Pawel Wozniak (Utrecht University), Designing for the 51%: Understanding Technologies for Physically Active Individuals

UCLIC Research Seminar 20th of November: Pawel Wozniak (Utrecht University), Designing for the 51%: Understanding Technologies for Physically Active Individuals
Recent data indicates that more than a half of the European Union's population exercises three times a week or more. While HCI has an established history of understanding and designing technologies for healthcare, the question of how technologies can benefit the wellbeing of active users is less…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 2nd of October: Dorian Peters (University of Cambridge) on "Wellbeing-supportive design: Designing technologies to support psychological needs"

UCLIC Research Seminar 2nd of October: Dorian Peters (University of Cambridge) on "Wellbeing-supportive design: Designing technologies to support psychological needs"
Research in psychology has shown that both motivation and wellbeing are contingent on the satisfaction of three basic psychological needs. Fulfillment of these needs also predicts positive domain-specific outcomes, such as positive health or educational outcomes. Moreover, the fact that they have…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 18th of September: Ellen Bass (Drexel University) on "An integrated framework for modeling and verifying usability with respect to the end user’s tasks, motor capabilities and signifier interpretation"

UCLIC Research Seminar 18th of September: Ellen Bass (Drexel University) on "An integrated framework for modeling and verifying usability with respect to the end user’s tasks, motor capabilities and signifier interpretation"
In human-interactive systems, usability is the extent to which an interface supports a specified end user in achieving goals effectively and efficiently in a specified operational environment. Safety-critical, human-interactive systems can have complex internal algorithms and controlled actuators,…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 6th of September: Gregory Abowd (Georgia Institute of Technology) on "The Internet of Materials: The next logical step or a paradigm shift?"

UCLIC Research Seminar 6th of September: Gregory Abowd (Georgia Institute of Technology) on "The Internet of Materials: The next logical step or a paradigm shift?"
Revisiting Weiser's 30-year old inspirational vision on ubiquitous computing, we see that there are three factors that today limit the kind of ubiquity that Weiser described: power, cost, and form factor. Using these factors to drive our efforts, we have created examples of computational materials…
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