Newcastle University

Introducing the N8 CIR Theme Leads at Newcastle University, research groups, resources, seminars, and events happening locally that may be of interest.

Digital Health

Theme Lead: Prof Abi Durrant Professor of Interaction Design, School of Computing

I’m Professor of Interaction Design and Co-Director of Open Lab and EPSRC Centre for Digital Citizens at Newcastle University, predominantly working in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). I am also Co-Director of Open Lab's Doctoral Training Centre in Digital Civics.

My research addresses the significant design challenges that we face in managing identity in our everyday interactions with digital technologies and personal data. I have explored the digital representation of selfhood in the context of family relationships and legacies, major life transitions, memorialisation, cultural heritage, human rights media, and personal identity management.

Digital Humanities

Theme Lead: Dr James Cummings Reader in Digital Textual Studies and Late-Medieval Literature

I am the Reader in Digital Textual Studies and Late-Medieval Literature at the School of English Literature, Language, and Linguistics of Newcastle University. My primary areas of academic interest involve investigating technology and standards for digital editing, as well as records of late medieval drama.

Machine Learning

Theme Lead: Dr Stephen McGough Senior Lecturer, School of Computing

I am a Senior Lecturer in Data Science and Machine Learning within the Scalable Computing Group in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University. My research is in the areas of Machine Learning (specifically Deep Learning), Big Data and Energy Efficient Computing.

Local Research Groups and Resources

Events and Seminars

Leeds researchers using the Bede supercomputer

Useful N8 CIR links

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