Dr Christopher Bibb MEng, PhD, MIET

Dr Christopher Bibb

Research Fellow, Extreme Robotics Laboratory

Contact details

Address
Extreme Robotics Laboratory
School of Metallurgy and Materials
Elms Road
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Christopher Bibb is an Industrial Research Fellow within the Human Interface Technologies Team (HITT) with a focus on defence applications of immersive technologies.

Working within the Extreme Robotics Laboratory at the University of Birmingham, his research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Systems (VR/AR/MR), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors (HF).

Qualifications

PhD in Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering
University of Birmingham, 2018

 MEng (Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering
University of Birmingham, 2013

Biography

He received a M.Eng. in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham in 2013 and completed a Ph.D. in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham in 2019. Following this he began a Research Fellow role within the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team working closely with Professor Bob Stone, Director of the HIT Team and industrial sponsor BAE Systems.

Christopher has worked closely with BAE Systems for 6 years, beginning with the industrial sponsorship of his final year project of his M.Eng., titled “Augmented Reality for the Rapid Prototyping and Ergonomic Assessment of Concept Workstations for Unmanned Vehicle Systems”. This further resulted in being awarded an iCASE (Industrial Cooperative Awards in Science & Technology) studentship to complete his Ph.D titled “Determining principles for the development of Mixed Reality Technologies for Command and Control Applications”. Following this, further funding was secured to undertake an “integrated” Research Fellow role within the University in partnership with BAE Systems.

Christopher has experience working with a range of industry partners across a wide range of sectors, including developing of synthetic training simulator systems and development and evaluation of interactive technologies.

In addition, he undertakes academic and technical consultancy across a range of sectors, including; aerospace, defence, healthcare and digital heritage. Previous project stakeholders include BAE Systems, Atlas Electronik, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Ministry of Defence (MoD),

Teaching

  • Year 3 BEng: Interactive 3D Design for Virtual Environments & Serious Games
  • Year 4 MSc: Human Factors and Interactive System Design
  • Year 4 Meng: Advanced Interactive 3D Design for Virtual Environments & Serious Games

Postgraduate supervision

  • Supervision of PhD, MSc, MEng and BEng students
  • Topics include interactive technologies, human-computer interaction and multi-modal interaction

Research

Academic research and consultancy projects include:

  • Design, development and evaluation of novel interaction and visualisation techniques within Mixed Reality systems
  • Design and development of system design frameworks and guidelines for emerging interactive technologies
  • Human factors evaluations of interactive technologies relating to human-system performance

Publications