ICT Early Career Researcher Workshop, Oxford 2014

February 2014

EPSRC’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Theme held this workshop as part of its on-going commitment to support the development of early career researchers.

The two-day workshop provided a forum for early career researchers from across the ICT research landscape to engage with academic mentors, guest speakers and EPSRC staff. Workshop sessions provided advice on funding opportunities and career development, networking activities and discussions on the impact of ICT research, responsible innovation and the development of strategies to benefit UK ICT research.
Prior to the workshop, participants were invited to provide a short title and longer description answering the question:

"Which research topic in ICT is currently of greatest interest to you?"

Participants were then invited to sort the resulting topics into coherent groups. These groups are shown below, with the colours used to refer to them at the meeting. To see the longer descriptions for any coloured area, or the researchers who were interested in the topics within, simply click on it.

Grouped Research Topics

Please click on an area to see more details below.

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Purple Group

Group MembersDescription
Visual tools for operationally complex domainsI am interested in applying graphics and visualisation tools to operationally complex service domains. Tools are linked to AI-enabled information systems, supported by HCI interfaces. Also, I aim to transfer ICT research to built-environment domains.
Explanatory visualisation of complex dataThe design and evaluation of dynamic, interactive visualisations to communicate complex data from one disciplinary area to people from other disciplines, who could apply the data in their own context if it was understandable and in an accessible format
Effective Visualisation of Dynamic NetworksI am interested in perceptually effective techniques for the interactive visualisation and drawing of dynamic networks. This topic lies within the areas of HCI and Graphics & Visualisation in the ICT portfolio and draws from the field of psychology
Computer Graphics and Digital FabricationI am interested in developing novel user interface tools, hardware devices, and geometric 3D modelling techniques for advancing the field of computer graphics and for realising the emerging area of digital fabrication.
Multisensory human-computer interactionNovel modes of interaction with information aim to simulate embodied interaction and multisensory experiences using virtual reality and related technologies. How might HCI methodologies keep pace with these technological advancements?
Human Computer Interaction & LearningConsidering the relationship between users and technology, including games, within the context of learning - from promoting health-related behaviour change and public engagement to supporting citizen science and formal educational environments.
Psychology of hearing/other senses, applied to HCII am interested in the psychology of hearing, as well as of multi sensory interaction, to underpin the design and implementation of human computer interfaces that can support wellbeing and rehabilitation.
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) in HealthcareHCI helps design and develop new techniques and technologies to address national and global health challenges. Novel technology development within healthcare can raise many challenges including the ethical and social implications of computer interaction.
Human-centred computingUsing models of human behaviour/cognition/perception to drive technology development.
Human Action/ Behaviour AnalysisVision based human behaviour analysis, emotion analysis and facial expression analysis. Multi-sensor signals including image and depth signal processing. Methods I am interested in include machine learning, cognitive and psychological methods

Suggested Names:

Interactive Systems
Human-Computer Interaction
Graphics, Visualisation and HCI

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