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)
Designing for psychological needs as a pathway to wellbeing-supportive technology
Host: Julia Manning
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


9 October 2019 - 3PM
Jo Vermeulen (Aarhus University)
TBA
Hosts: Enrico Costanza, Nicolai Marquardt
Location: Room 4.05, 66-72 Gower Street


23 October 2019 - 3PM
Ben Oldfrey (University College London)
Stretchable Sensor Skins using Printers, Vision and Neural Networks
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 6th December: Suzanne Martin, University of Ulster - Involving users in novel research from concept to implementation isn’t rocket science!

UCLIC Research Seminar 6th December: Suzanne Martin, University of Ulster -  Involving users in novel research from concept to implementation isn’t rocket science!
To achieve impact the ultimate aim of novel technical research and development must therefore be to create usable solutions for real world environments. New and innovative technologies have the potential to enable choice, dignity and person centered care for people living with complex neurological…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 15th November: Akhil Mathur, UCLIC & Nokia Bell Labs, Cambridge - Tiny Habits in the Giant Enterprise: Reflections from a Quantified Workplace Study

UCLIC Research Seminar 15th November: Akhil Mathur, UCLIC & Nokia Bell Labs, Cambridge  - Tiny Habits in the Giant Enterprise: Reflections from a Quantified Workplace Study
In this talk, I will present insights from a longitudinal in-the-wild Quantified Workplace study conducted in two offices of a research organization. Using a prototype Quantified Workplace system equipped with passive and participatory sensing modalities, we collected and visualized various…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 27th September: Steve Whittaker, University of California at Santa Cruz - Rethinking the Quantified Self to make personal data engaging and useful

UCLIC Research Seminar 27th September: Steve Whittaker, University of California at Santa Cruz - Rethinking the Quantified Self  to make personal data engaging and useful
The Quantified Self (QS) vision argues for collecting and analysing rich collections of personal data. According to the vision, such personal data facilitate greater self-insight promoting behaviour change. But although self quantification is important, quantified self technologies show poor rates…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 18th July: Nicole Werner, University of Wisconsin-Madison - How Do Patients and Caregivers’ Engage Strategies to Accomplish Healthcare Work at Home?

UCLIC Research Seminar 18th July: Nicole Werner, University of Wisconsin-Madison - How Do Patients and Caregivers’ Engage Strategies to Accomplish Healthcare Work at Home?
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. Chronic illness management requires a majority of healthcare to be performed by lay individuals. Paramount to understanding the process of illness self-management by lay individuals is understanding the sociotechnical system in which it…
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UCLIC Research Seminar 9th June: Mark Newman, University of Michigan - Collaborating around health data: towards support for patient-caregiver-provider collaboration in the management of chronic health conditions

UCLIC Research Seminar 9th June:  Mark Newman, University of Michigan - Collaborating around health data: towards support for patient-caregiver-provider collaboration in the management of chronic health conditions
An explosion in low-cost sensing and mobile self-tracking technologies is promising to transform care for chronic health conditions. As patients have greater access to continuous streams of data regarding their health and related behaviors, they, their caregivers, and their health providers will…
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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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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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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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