I joined the research group in September 2000, after studying for my
undergraduate degree in the university and I'm currently researching my PhD thesis (having picked up a M.Sc. along the way).
My principal research interests
are Auditory Displays and Human Computer Interaction,
which means that I design cool technology with a user oriented perspective, this includes how they use it and the consequences of it for how they live
and work. Click on "Research" above for more information,
and a list of current and potential projects. I've been involved in
several projects along these lines: SOb, SHAPE, MMS, Metamusic and currently IMS-ARCS.
As well as being involved in too many internal activities, I am also
involved in too many external ones. I've developed a reputation for
editing proceedings and edited or part edited the DAFx-01, NIME-02 and
ICAD-03 conference proceedings. I've also served as an assistant for
the ICSE conference in 2000 and the DAFx-01 conferences which were hosted
by the University of Limerick. I helped in organising the 2005 ICAD conference which was held in University of Limerick. I'm an Irish delegate for the COST: Action IC0601 Sonic Interaction Design (SID) management committee and I'm also a member of Working Group 4 which is focused on sonification.
I'm someone whose idea of a whole-body workout is to visit the University's gym twice a week. However, I have occasionally been spotted in a kayak. Watch out if you see me, because I'm probably not in control.
Click the links at the top of the page to find more information about
courses I'm teaching, my
current research activities and projects,
and copies of my publications. Other pages
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