Sam joined the Centre for HCI design in March 2010 and is currently working as an HCI Researcher on the EPSRC funded GReAT (Gesture Recognition in Aphasia Therapy) project with Stephanie Wilson and Dr. Julia Galliers. The project aims to investigate the efficacy of gesture recognition technologies in the therapy of stroke sufferers' with Aphasia. Sam's role as HCI Researcher on the project is to investigate and develop suitable gesture recognition technologies and produce a functional prototype to be tested in a pilot study in stroke sufferers' homes.
Prior to the GReAT project, Sam assisted Dr. Simone Stumph on a study which investigated people's thoughts on automatic music playlist recommender systems and how they approach creating playlists in different contexts.
Aside from project work within the Centre for HCI design, Sam is currently studying toward an MSc in Human Centred Systems which he is due to complete at the end of 2011. His research interests include: gesture recognition, machine learning, computer vision, natural interaction and novel methods of Human Computer Interaction.
Before joining City Sam has worked in a number of capacities in Industry including Online User Experience Co-Ordinator at Which? magazine, Project Manager at LBi and Application Developer at Rank Group to name a few.
- gesture recognition
- machine learning
- computer vision
- natural interaction
- novel methods of Human Computer Interaction