Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham, UK
Stuart Moran is a research fellow at the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham and obtained his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering and Ph.D in Informatics from the University of Reading. While his initial interests were in electronic engineering and hardware design, this soon shifted focus as he began to see the importance of humans and their interaction with computer systems. This led to his current more human-oriented research interests centred on the implications of interacting with novel technologies, with an emerging focus on monitoring devices and embodied agents.
Irene Lopez de Vallejo
IK4 Tekniker, Avenida Otaola, 20, Eibar, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Irene Lopez de Vallejo is ICT Partnerships Director at the technology research center IK4 Tekniker, where she is in charge of ICT technology scouting and building international research alliances with academia and industry. An Industrial Sociologist, she obtained her PhD at The Bartlett, Faculty of Architecture, University College London, where she explored spatial and temporal features of physical interaction dynamics in the workplace, using a very precise location technology based on UWB. Her research interests encompass embedded technology design, deployment and evaluation in real environments; with an emphasis on the complex relationships between Human behaviour, Built Environment and the challenges posed by the next generation of Pervasive computing.
School of Information Systems and Technology, University of Wollongong, Australia
Katina Michael (MIEEE’04, SMIEEE’06) holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) from the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia (’03); a Master of Transnational Crime Prevention from the Faculty of Law at the University of Wollongong (’09) and a Bachelor of Information Technology from the School of Mathematical and Computing Science, NSW, Australia at the University of Technology, Sydney (’96). She is presently an ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR at the University of Wollongong in the School of Information Systems and Technology (’02-‘11) in Australia, and has previously been employed as a SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER at Nortel Networks (’96-‘01). She has also worked as a SYSTEMS ANALYST at Andersen Consulting and OTIS Elevator Company. Michael has published several edited books, but more recentlyco-authored a 500 page reference volume: Innovative Automatic Identification and Location Based Services: from Bar Codes to Chip Implants (Hershey, PA: IGI, 2009). She has published over 85 peer reviewed papers. Michael researches predominantly in the area of emerging technologies, and has secondary interests in technologies used for national security and their corresponding social implications.