Researcher

Professor Aaron Quigley

Fields of Research (FoR)

Human-centred computing, Human-computer interaction, Human information interaction and retrieval, Mixed initiative and human-in-the-loop, Interaction and experience design, Information visualisation, Mobile computing, Pervasive computing

Biography

Professor Aaron Quigley is the Head of School for UNSW’s School of Computer Science and Engineering in Sydney Australia and technical program chair for the ACM EICS 2022 conference. He has served as  a general chair for the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in 2021, a program chair for ACM IUI conference in 2018, a general chair for the ACM MobileHCI conference in 2014, and a general chair for the ACM UIST and ACM ITS...view more

Professor Aaron Quigley is the Head of School for UNSW’s School of Computer Science and Engineering in Sydney Australia and technical program chair for the ACM EICS 2022 conference. He has served as  a general chair for the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in 2021, a program chair for ACM IUI conference in 2018, a general chair for the ACM MobileHCI conference in 2014, and a general chair for the ACM UIST and ACM ITS conferences in 2013. 

Professor Aaron Quigley an ACM distinguished member and his research interests include discreet computing, global HCI, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation on which he has delivered over 50 invited talks. He currently supervises three PhD students, Yongquan Hu, Maheshya Weerasine (co-tutelle) and Iain Carson. His website can be found at aaronquigley.org

Aaron is a member of the ACM SIGCHI steering committee for the CHI conference series and a member of the ACM Europe Council Conferences Working Group. From 2015-2020 Aaron served first as the ACM SIGCHI Adjunct Chair for specialised conferences and then the ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences. From 2016-2017 Aaron was a convenor for the ACM Future of Computing Academy.  

Aaron's research and development has been supported by the EPSRC, AHRC, JISC, SFC, NDRC, EU FP7/FP6, SFI, Smart Internet CRC, NICTA, Wacom, IBM, Intel, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft and MERL. He has published over 180 internationally peer-reviewed publications (see ORCID) including edited volumes, journal papers, book chapters, conference and workshop papers and holds 3 patents.

He has held academic and industry appointments in Singapore, Australia, Japan, USA, Germany, Ireland and Scotland. 

In total Aaron has had chairing roles in thirty international conferences and has served on over ninety conference and workshop program committees.


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD under my supervision, first look at the list of postgraduate student topics I’ve supervised in the past at the end of this page. My research interests are always evolving in the search of new and exciting research questions and areas of inquiry. However, these topics give you a good sense of what I enjoy working on. If your inquiry is far outside these areas then please make a clear case why I am the right person to supervise you. 

If you are interested in postgraduate research in the area of Human Computer Interaction then please contact me. However, I would encourage you to review the areas I publish in and my research interests.

Some of the specific areas I am interested in supervising in 2021 – 2022 include: 

  • Discreet Computing 
  • Wearable Interactions 
  • Robotics and HCI
  • Low energy/new materials and novel interaction 
  • Immersive Analytics 
    • Digital – Physical interaction (blending digital and physical interaction) 
  • The Ubiquitous User Interface: Ubiquitous computing and HCI
    • Digital – Physical interaction (blending digital and physical interaction)
    • Intelligent User Interfaces.

Currently supervising

I have graduated 11 PhD students to date and I currently supervise two with two more starting in 2021.

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