Monday, 22 October 2012

Inaugural Lecture: Prof. Aaron Quigley

Professor Aaron Quigley, of the School of Computer Science, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, "Human Computer Interaction: Bridging the digital physical divide” in School III, St Salvator’s Quadrangle on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 at 5.15 p.m. All are welcome.

Professor Quigley's talk will be framed around three interrelated topics: Ubiquitous Computing, Novel Interfaces and Visualisation. Ubiquitous Computing is a model of computing in which computation is everywhere and computer functions are integrated into everything. Everyday objects are sites for sensing, input, processing along with user output. Novel Interfaces, which draw the user interface closer to the physical world, both in terms of input to the system and output from the system. Finally, the use of computer-supported interactive visual representations of data to amplify cognition with visualisation. In this talk, Prof Quigley will demonstrate that advances in human computer interaction require insights and research from across the sciences and humanities if we are to bridge the digital-physical divide.