Chairing ACM DSP

The ACM Distinguished Speaker Program allows organisers of events to request accomplished speakers in many aspects of computing, with financial support for travel coming from the ACM. It is particularly useful for ACM chapters, professsional meetups, and (not-for-profit) conferences. It is currently run under the ACM practitioners board. Having been on the committee for the last few years, and having run recruitment initiatives together with SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH, I’ve been asked to co-chair the commitee for a while. I have a number of ideas I would like to push, but if you have any feedback or suggestions on the program then let me know!… Read more

Turn up the radio: academic research and public engagement

All my research projects involve participants and stakeholders to learn their experiences and views on various technology and health-related topics and issues. A big part of my academic work is being involved in a variety of activities designed to engage the wider community and broaden participation. These activities also contribute to “Education and Public Engagement (EPE)”, which includes many and varied ways university staff and students engage with others outside the institution. While I am used to some EPE activities, I am still learning to use other ways and channels, like radio.