UCLIC Research Seminar Series
The role of BBC Research & Development is to provide world-class leading edge technical research and innovation expertise to the BBC in order to better serve the UK audience. This enables the corporation to continue to create and deliver innovative high-quality content and services, on a wide range of platforms, as cost-effectively as possible to the licence fee paying public. How do we anticipate the needs of audiences we have never met using a service we have not yet perfected? This talk will cover a set of different research methods (and projects) that we have undertaken in order to iterate through our ideas and better define what makes a valuable experience.
Dr. Vinoba Vinayagamoorthy is a Project Research & Development Engineer with the BBC working on how broadcasters (and content makers) could have more personal 'conversations' with audiences on interactive and immersive platforms. She is especially interested in using insights in user behaviour to generate novel experiences, that takes advantage of emerging platforms, while still ensuring user needs are met. She has research interests in HCI, (social) VR, AR, connected TVs/devices and interaction design. Her research activities can be seen on her research page. She has published with (and reviewed for) ACM SIGCHI, ACM IMX, ACM VRST, Eurographics, IVA, CGF and IEEE TVCG.
She is VP for Conferences on the ACM IMX Steering Committee and an Adjunct Chair for Equity on the ACM SIGCHI Executive Committee (2020/21). She was a Technical Programme Chair for IMX 2018, Diversity Chair for IMX 2020, Industry Chair for IEEE AIVR 2020, Technical Programme Committee member for MMVE 2021 and is General Chair for IMX 2021.
She is also a BBC STEM Ambassador and volunteers with Inspiring the Future. Before joining BBC R&D in 2007, she worked as a research fellow, on the EPSRC supported Equator IRC project, in virtual environments and computer graphics at University College London (UCL) specialising on building virtual characters. She has a PhD from UCL in Computer Science, guided by Prof. Mel Slater, and a BEng in Information Systems Engineering from the University of Surrey.