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A key feature of Horizon is our Transitional Assistant Professor scheme – a mechanism recruiting the most promising research fellows onto a pathway that guarantees a transition into an academic lecturing position over several years.  Through a number of agile projects, Horizon ‘TAPS’ will further develop their impact skills and rapidly establish their careers as independent academics.

Take a look at Horizons current Transitional Assistant Professors and discover about their research interests under the ‘About’ menu

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Georgiana’s research and impact activities are dedicated to resolving challenges that the world is facing today through data science.  Most recently, as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between N/Lab and OLIO Exchange Ltd.,  she developed the first UK-wide machine-learning model of food-insecurity.  Georgiana is passionate about women’s careers in STEM and cultivating scientific curiosity and enjoyment from an early age.

 

 

 

 

Horia is a multidisciplinary trained researcher who started with integrating physiological sensors and non-invasive brain monitoring devices, such as functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Human Factors (HF).  Horia’s primary focus is to further advance the understanding of brain and physiological data in naturalistic study settings by developing new ways of processing and analysing this data, to produce new scientific knowledge and establish guidelines of applying brain and physiological data in the field of HRI evaluation.

 

 

 

 

Neelima’s research addresses designing responses to the challenges of personal data leverage in future media experiences.  She has worked with the BBC on a number of projects which involve design, evaluation and dissemination focussed on the use of alternative privacy preserving techniques. 

 

 

 

 

Helen is an inter-disciplinary researcher working at the intersection of society and technology.  Her  research has focused on a number of topic areas including, social media, algorithmic bias, AI, and social robots and she has taught subjects including software requirements, ethics, responsible innovation, and computers in society.

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Our new TAPs

We are delighted to announce our new Transitional Assistant Professors: Georgiana  Nica-Avram Horia Maior Helena Webb Neelima Sailaja  

The importance of motivation in user testing

  Stuart Reeves “testing is a totemic feature of the technological era. Digital things in particular, with their ever increasing complexity, have exacerbated and accelerated the need to test…….”  Stuart explains the importance of motivation in user testing in an article featured on the UX Collective blog site.

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