Department of Computer Science
I am a Reader in Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at Brunel University. I carry out my research within the Visual Computing and Multimedia Stream of the Centre for Intelligent Data Analysis (CIDA)
My research activities lie at the confluence of Computer Science, Media and Psychology. In particular, my work focuses on the area of perceptual multimedia quality and how one builds end-to-end communication systems incorporating user perceptual requirements. I have applied my expertise in areas such as eye-tracking, telemedicine, multi-modal interaction, and ubiquitous and mobile computing.I am particularly interested in building human-centred e-systems, particularly integrating human perceptual requirements. My work has been funded by both national and international funding bodies – all of it being collaborative work with other teams and stakeholders I have been privileged to be involved with. I have also been honoured to supervise 16 PhD students to completion and to have published over 200 high-quality research articles with them and other research collaborators. I have co-edited two books: Digital Multimedia Perception and Design and Multiple Sensorial Media Advances and Applications: New Developments in Mulsemedia . I consult regularly for both public and private institutions in my areas of expertise.
Currently, my research pursuits are centered on extending the notion of multimedia with that of mulsemedia – a term which I have put forward to denote multiple sensorial media, ie. media applications that go beyond engaging the by now traditional auditory and visual senses, engaging three of our other human in a realistic manner akin to our experiences of everyday life.