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Steve Benford

Professor of Computer Science & EPSRC Dream Fellow, Faculty of Science



Steve Benford is Professor of Collaborative Computing in the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham. He currently holds an EPSRC Dream Fellowship and is the Director of the EPSRC-funded Horizon Doctoral Training Centre in Ubiquitous Computing. He is also a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge and was the first Visiting Professor at the BBC in 2012. Academically, Steve has received best paper awards at the ACM's annual Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) conference in 2005, 2009, 2011 and2012 (with honorable mentions in 2006 and 2013). He also won the 2003 Prix Ars Elctronica for Interactive Art, the 2007 Nokia Mindtrek award for Innovative Applications of Ubiquitous Computing, and has received four BAFTA nominations. He was elected to theCHI Academy in 2012. His book Performing Mixed Reality was published by MIT Press in 2011.

Expertise Summary

Technology: Augmented and Mixed Reality, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Tangible and Material Computing

Applications: Culture and Entertainment including Art & Performance, Games, Television, Museums and Amusement Parks

Methods: User Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction, Ethnography

Theory: Trajectories, Uncomfortable Interactions, Spectator Interfaces, Ambiguity & Interpretation

School of Computer Science

University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

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