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Funded Studentships at UCL

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  • We are inviting applications for a Funded PhD Studentship on HCI in the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), funded by an EPSRC DTP grant for up to 4 years from October 2016. The PhD project can be on any area of Human Computer Interaction, although it is anticipated that the student will contribute to one of UCLIC's existing research themes: interactions in the wild, collaboration and communication, physical computing, ubiquitous computing, health and wellbeing, affective computing, persuasive technologies, educational technologies, designing future interfaces. Details of faculty research interests can be found at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/uclic/people. Interested candidates are advised to approach potential supervisors to discuss project ideas before applying. The deadline for applciations is 15th June 2016 and interviews will be around 27th June 2016. Please see more information about the position and how to apply on PRISM.
  • There is also a Funded Studentship available in the UCL School of Pharmacy on Hospital electronic prescribing as a transformational tool to support quality improvement - Prof. Ann Blandford and Dr Dom Furniss are on the supervison team. The deadline is MOn 23 May 2016 - please see more information at the advert.

SEMINAR 27th Apr: Jussi Okkonen – Researching Information Ergonomics

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** Note: Time and location are different this week **

Wednesday, 27th April 12pm, Roberts 421

Venus Shum featured in teaching resource for UK secondary schools

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Dr Venus Shum is featured in a new teaching resource for UK secondary schools developed by the Engineering Education team at Royal Academy of Engineering in partnership with UCL's London Knowledge Lab and the Faculty of Engineering. 

SEMINAR 20th Apr: Simon Buckingham Shum – Algorithmic Accountability & Learning Analytics

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Wednesday, 20th April 12.30pm, UCL Knowledge Lab (29 Emerald St, London WC1N 3QS)

EuroPOND CDT Studentship

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Applications are now being accepted for a EuroPOND studentship on disease progression modelling at the clinical front end.

SEMINAR 23rd March: Christopher Elsden - Fitter, Happier, More Productive?: What to ask of a Data-Driven Life?

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Wednesday, 23rd March 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

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UCLICers featured in Women at UCL: Presence and Absence

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Nadia Berthouze, Anna Cox, and Mara Balestrini are featured in the Women at UCL: Presence and Absence booklet.

SEMINAR 16th March: Catherine Holloway and Team – Accessibility Research at UCLIC

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Wednesday, 16th March 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

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We are recruiting!

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We are recruiting a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction to start in post ideally next September 2016! The deadline for applications is 15th May 2016 and interviews will be held on 20th and 21st June 2016. Please download the Lecturer Job description and Person specification to see more information about the post and check the instructions how to apply carefully - note that three references must be sent directly to Louise Gaynor from your referees by the closing date. Apply online from the UCL Jobs advert page ref 1538980.

Welcome to Catherine Holloway's group!

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 We would like to welcome Catherine Holloway and her group of PhD students and RAs, who have recently joined UCLIC! Her students are Giulia Barbareschi, Roxana Ramirez-Herrera, Rhys Williams and Dave Wain. Tsu-Jui Cheng is an RA and Sarah Nicholson will join as an RA in September.

SEMINAR 2nd March: Sarah Kettley – The Person-Centred Approach: a non-deterministic framework for ethical participatory design research

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Wednesday, 9th March 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

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ICRI papers at CSCW 2016

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Martin Dittus and Mara Balestrini from ICRI Cities both had papers accepted at the CSCW conference, which takes place in San Francisco, CA, USA, February 27 - March 2 2016.

[CANCELLED] SEMINAR 2nd March: John Vines – Designing with, for and by Older Communities

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NOTE: This seminar has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled.

Wednesday, 2nd March 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

SEMINAR 23rd Feb: Maria Wolters – Designing Reminders That Work

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Tuesday, 23rd February 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

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Two funded PhD studentships at UCLIC

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We are recruiting to 2 PhD studentships at the UCL Interaction Centre!

The first of these is one of three studentships funded by the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project "Privacy & Usability" (Privacy.Us), to start on 1 August 2016 and working on collaborative and highly-interdisciplinary projects on privacy technologies, usability, authentication, healthcare, and genomics. For more information and how to apply through the PRISM system, please see project 2 on  ‘Privacy of Personal Health Data’ at https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk/#!/?project=155 – the project will be supervised by Prof. Ann Blandford and Prof. Angela Sasse – the deadline for applications is 20 March 2016.

Yvonne Rogers HCI Pioneer

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Yvonne Rogers has been included in the HCI Pioneers project, a website created by Ben Shneiderman which aims to draw attention to the trailblazers by describing their backgrounds and contributions to the field:

SEMINAR 10th Feb: Sriram Subramanian – Shape of Things to Come

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Wednesday, 10th February 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

SEMINAR 3rd Feb: m.c. schraefel – Aspiration Aligned Performance Rather than Prevention-focussed Approaches for Health & Wellbeing with Future Athlete vs Future Invalid & Experiment in a Box

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Wednesday, 3rd February 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

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ICRI researchers launch new app Likeways

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Martin Traunmueller and Sarah Gallacher from ICRI Cities have launched Likeways, a mobile app to get you off the beaten path and right into nearby areas you're likely to find cool stuff along the way. 

SEMINAR 20th Jan: Andrew Manches – Interaction, Embodiment and Technologies in Early Learning

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Wednesday, 20th January 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

Successful outcome for the UCLIC/CIEHF Campaign for Real People!

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User-centred design is at last to feature in the Design and Technology core A-level syllabus for UK schools.

UCL will have a great presence at CHI 2016

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Authors from UCL will have a great presence at CHI 2016, the premier conference in Human-Computer Interaction, which takes place in San Jose, CA, USA, 7 - 12 May 2016.

SEMINAR 13th Jan: Adrian Friday – A role for ICT toward Sustainable Futures?

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Wednesday, 13th January 3pm, Engineering Front Building Executive Suite 103

SEMINAR 9th Dec: Christoph Pimmer –From cognition to identity development: the multi-faceted affordances of digital media for health professionals

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Wednesday, 9th December 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

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SEMINAR 2nd Dec: Jo Pugh – Here be dragons: information seeking in digital heritage collections

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Wednesday, 2nd December 3pm, Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

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