Panel Members

Professor Chris Baber - University of Birmingham

Professor Chris Baber

Prof. Chris Baber is currently Chair of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and a member of the HCI Centre at the University of Birmingham. His research interests concentrate on the relationship between people and the technologies that they use, particularly in terms of everyday activity. Much of this work involves the design and implementation of wearable computers and sensor-based interaction.

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Dr. Kate Hone - Brunel University

Dr. Kate Hone

Dr Kate Hone is currently a Reader in Information Systems in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University. Research interests include spoken dialogue systems, affective computing, health informatics and intelligent data analysis. Dr Hone is also Director of the Graduate School at Brunel University.

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Professor Sarah Sharples - The University of Nottingham

Professor Sarah Sharples

Sarah Sharples is a Professor of Human Factors in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham. Her research interests are: Human-Computer Interaction, cognitive ergonomics and development of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies for examination of interaction with innovative technologies in complex systems.  Prof. Sharples is also Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange for the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham and President of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomic and Human Factors.

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Professor Gerrit Van der Veer - Vrije Universitet Amsterdam, Dutch Open University and Twente University of Technology

Professor Gerrit Van der Veer

Prof. Van der Veer is currently Emeritus Professor at the Vrije Universitet Amsterdam (NL), Full Professor in Human, Computer, Society, especially Human-Machine Interaction at the Dutch Open University (NL), Faculty of Computer Science and a guest professor at Twente University of Technology (NL), department Human-Media Interaction. Prof. Van der Veer research interests are: human learning, including mathematical learning models, cognitive styles and strategies, and spatial ability - all in relation to human-computer interaction. Prof. Van der Veer is also former President of ACM SIGHI and Honorary Member of CHI Nederland.

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