Human-Centred Computing

image of hand touching a tablet deviceOur human centred computing academics study aspects of relationships between people, society and computing. We investigate various aspects of intelligent interaction between people and machines: including human-in-the-loop decision making, habit formation, intelligent notification, multitasking and natural-language processing and dialogue. We examine the developing regulatory framework for software, with a particular focus on the lawful exploitation of emerging artificial intelligence and algorithmic decision making systems and we investigate the economics of software development which answer questions including how to automate software cost estimation.

Theme Lead

 

Professor Chris Baber

Professor Chris Baber

Chair of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

School of Computer Science

Chris Baber is Chair of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. He joined the University of Birmingham in 1990 and, after working in several Engineering schools, joined the School of Computer Science in 2018. His research concerns human interaction with technology – specifically, in terms of human people form teams with intelligent technology, and in terms of sensor-based human-technology ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 4778
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c.baber@bham.ac.uk

Theme Members

 

Dr Rami Bahsoon

Dr Rami Bahsoon

Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering

School of Computer Science

Dr Rami Bahsoon is a Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering (Associate Professor) and founding member of the Birmingham Software Engineering Group and the Cloud Software Engineering "interest group" at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham. He is also an active member of the Centre of Excellent for Research in Computational Intelligence and Applications (CERCIA), ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 4770
Email
r.bahsoon@cs.bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Howes

Professor Andrew Howes

Professor of Computer Science

School of Computer Science

Professor Andrew Howes is a Computer Scientist who is interested in the application of computational thinking to explaining human behaviour. He is also interested in how to design tools that help people make better decisions. Andrew is currently a visiting fellow at Aalto University, Finland and will return to University of Birmingham in August 2021.

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+44 (0) 121 414 4780

Professor Martin Russell

Professor Martin Russell

Emeritus Professor of Information Engineering

School of Computer Science

Martin Russell is an Emeritus Professor of Information Engineering in the School of Computer Science. He joined the University of Birmingham in 1998.  His research interests are in speech and language science and technology. He has published over 150 research papers in these areas.

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+44 (0) 121 414 4778
Email
m.j.russell@bham.ac.uk

Professor Karen Yeung

Professor Karen Yeung

Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics

Birmingham Law School

Karen Yeung is Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at the University of Birmingham, based in Birmingham Law School and the School of Computer Science. She has been a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Melbourne Law School since 2016. 

Karen is actively involved in several technology policy and related initiatives in the UK and worldwide, including ...

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+44 (0) 121 414 6298
Email
k.yeung@bham.ac.uk