My research focuses on the challenges that emerge as computers move beyond the desktop with its traditional arrangement of screen and keyboard to impact all aspects of our lives through a diverse set of mobile and computational devices either embedded into the world we inhabit or carried with us. This work brings together a range of different disciplines, technologies and techniques to realise ubiquitous computing devices within a broad range of settings.
I am a fellow of the British Computing Society and currently serve as a member of the UK CRC exec committee. I have served as a member of EPSRC’s Technical Opportunities Panel (TOP), Societal Issues Panel (SIP) and most recently as a member of the EPSRC’s Strategic Advisor Network. I have also acted as strategic advisor for ESRC, AHRC and NERC. I have acted as an international reviewer in Canada, the USA, Australia and across Europe.
I was a member of the UK RAE2008 computing panel responsible for assessing the international quality of computer science research across all UK departments in 2008. I currently serve on the REF 2014 assessment panel for computing. I am deputy chair of the Hong Kong RAE 2014 computing panel.
I have previously acted as research advisor to the Swedish institute of Computer Science and I am currently a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Microsoft Research in Cambridge. I am member of the scientific advisory board for Mobile Life in sweden, a joint academic and industrial research centre focusing on new forms of mobile interaction.
I have been involved in the development of a number of significant research agendas including the Computer Science Challenges to emerge from eScience and the “Being Human: HCI in 2020” research manifesto. I helped coordinate the UKCRC grand challenges in computing and was actively involved in the Ubicomp Grand Challenge.
I have served as either programme or conference chair for ECSCW 97, ACM Group 2001,ACM CSCW 2002, Ubicomp 2004, ACM CHI 2006 , Pervasive 2008 and ACM CHI 2010. I am currently editor in chief for the ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.