London Media Technology Campus (UCL/BBC)
Sriram Subramanian joined UCL from the University of Sussex in July 2020. He currently holds a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies on novel interactive systems. His Chair and ERC Advanced grant are on the design and fabrication of new types of sound modulators with a specific emphasis on creating innovative displays, haptics and audio devices. He is primarily interested in the interplay of physical science, engineering and computation to design new and novel user-experiences. One example of such a design is the use of several hundreds of tiny ultrasonic speakers to create the sense of touch through air. This work led to the formation of Ultrahaptics (https://www.ultraleap.com/) a Bristol-based haptics company that he co-founded. Before joining Sussex, he was a Professor of Human-computer Interaction at the University of Bristol and prior to that a senior scientist at Philips Research Labs in Netherlands. He holds an undergraduate in Physics, Masters in Electrical Communication Engineering and PhD in Industrial Design.