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). Please contact Aline de Borst for enquiries about seminar notices. 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


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


Calendar

Past seminars


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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Joint UCL Knowledge Lab & UCLIC Seminar 4th of June: Gijs Huisman (Amsterdam University of Applied Science) on "A personal touch: adventures in haptic technology"

Joint UCL Knowledge Lab & UCLIC Seminar 4th of June: Gijs Huisman (Amsterdam University of Applied Science) on "A personal touch: adventures in haptic technology"
In this talk I will share my work on haptic technology, in particular haptics applied to social communication, from creating wearable technology for academic research to joining a startup company to create actual products. I will draw on work from psychology to outline my thoughts on social touch…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 5th December: Ana Tajadura-Jiménez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid & UCLIC) on "The Hearing body: Body-centred sound technologies for emotional and physical health"

UCLIC Research Seminar 5th December: Ana Tajadura-Jiménez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid & UCLIC) on "The Hearing body: Body-centred sound technologies for emotional and physical health"
People, through their bodily actions, engage in sensorimotor loops that connect them to the surrounding world and to their own bodies. The incoming sensory information is integrated to form perceptions of one's own body appearance and capabilities. These body perceptions highly impact on people's…
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