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Prof Aaron Quigley

Prof Aaron Quigley

Director of Impact

Position: Professor

Research profile

Email (@st-andrews.ac.uk): aquigley

Office: JC0.14 - Jack Cole Building, North Haugh

Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 1623

Home page: https://aquigley.host.cs.st-andrews.ac.uk

Research Overview

Professor Aaron Quigley is the Chair of Human Computer Interaction and Deputy Head of School in Computer Science in the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is co-founder and director of SACHI, the St Andrews Computer Human Interaction research group. His research interests include surface and multi-display computing, human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation on which he has delivered over 50 invited talks.
 
Aaron is a convenor of the ACM Future of Computing Academy, ACM SIGCHI Vice President of Conferences, a board member of ScotlandIS and member of the MobileHCI steering committee.
 
His research and development has been supported by the AHRC, DSTL, JISC, SFC, NDRC, EU FP7/FP6, SFI, Smart Internet CRC, NICTA, Wacom, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and MERL. He has published over160internationally 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 Australia, Japan, USA, Germany, Ireland and the UK. 

During his time in St Andrews he has served on the teaching and research ethics committee, knowledge exchange group committee and the Science/Medicine promotions panel. From 2012 - 2014, he was the deputy director and director for knowledge exchange for SICSA, the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance. He was the inaugural editor-in-chief for the journal Computers from 2011 - 2015. Since joining St Andrews he has held the following conference organisation roles: 
  • ACM IUI 2018 Program Co-Chair
  • ACM MobileHCI 2016 Panels Co-Chair 
  • ACM UIST 2015 Keynote Chair 
  • ACM MobileHCI 2014 General Co-Chair 
  • ACM PerDis 2014 Program Chair 
  • ACM UIST 2013 General Co-Chair 
  • ACM ITS 2013 General Co-Chair 
  • ACM MobileHCI 2012 Tutorials Co-Chair 
  • HCI 2012 Short Papers Co-Chair 
  • Grid and Pervasive Computing 2011 Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair 
  • Pervasive 2012 Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair  
  • Dagstuhl Seminar 13452 Co-Organiser  
  • Dagstuhl Seminar 15052 Co-Organiser   
In total Aaron has had chairing roles in thirty international conferences and has served on over ninety conference and workshop program committees.

Recent Publications

Jeeves - an Experience Sampling study creation tool

Rough, DJ & Quigley, AJ 2017, Jeeves - an Experience Sampling study creation tool. in BCS Health Informatics Scotland (HIS). BCS Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC), BCS, 2017 BCS Health Scotland Conference, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 3-4 October.

SpeCam: sensing surface color and material with the front-facing camera of mobile device

Yeo, HS, Lee, J, Bianchi, A, Harris-Birtill, D & Quigley, AJ 2017, SpeCam: sensing surface color and material with the front-facing camera of mobile device. in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services., 25, ACM, New York, NY, 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Vienna, Austria, 4-7 September. DOI: 10.1145/3098279.3098541

Workshop on object recognition for input and mobile interaction

Yeo, HS, Laput, G, Gillian, N & Quigley, AJ 2017, Workshop on object recognition for input and mobile interaction. in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct. ACM, 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Vienna, Austria, 4-7 September.

Overcoming mental blocks: a blocks-based approach to Experience Sampling studies

Rough, DJ & Quigley, AJ 2017, Overcoming mental blocks: a blocks-based approach to Experience Sampling studies. in 2017 IEEE Blocks and Beyond Workshop. IEEE, 2nd Workshop on Lessons and Directions for First Programming Environments, Raleigh, United States, 10 October.

TiTAN: exploring midair text entry using freehand input

Yeo, HS, Phang, X-S, Ha, T, Woo, W & Quigley, AJ 2017, TiTAN: exploring midair text entry using freehand input. in Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, New York, pp. 3041-3049, ACM CHI 2017 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, United States, 6-11 May. DOI: 10.1145/3027063.3053228

Investigating tilt-based gesture keyboard entry for single-handed text entry on large devices

Yeo, HS, Phang, X-S, Castellucci, SJ, Kristensson, PO & Quigley, AJ 2017, Investigating tilt-based gesture keyboard entry for single-handed text entry on large devices. in Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems . ACM, New York, pp. 4194-4202, ACM CHI 2017 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, United States, 6-11 May. DOI: 10.1145/3025453.3025520

Out of sight: a toolkit for tracking occluded human joint positions

Sidetap & slingshot gestures on unmodified smartwatches

Yeo, HS, Lee, J, Bianchi, A & Quigley, AJ 2016, Sidetap & slingshot gestures on unmodified smartwatches. in Adjunct Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. ACM, New York, pp. 189-190, 29th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 16-19 October. DOI: 10.1145/2984751.2984763

RadarCat : Radar Categorization for input & interaction

Yeo, HS, Flamich, G, Schrempf, P, Harris-Birtill, DCC & Quigley, AJ 2016, RadarCat : Radar Categorization for input & interaction. in Proceedings of the 29th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. ACM, pp. 833-841, 29th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 16-19 October. DOI: 10.1145/2984511.2984515

WatchMI: pressure touch, twist and pan gesture input on unmodified smartwatches

Yeo, HS, Lee, J, Bianchi, A & Quigley, AJ 2016, WatchMI: pressure touch, twist and pan gesture input on unmodified smartwatches. in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services: MobileHCI '16 . ACM, pp. 394-399 , 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Florence, Italy, 6-9 September. DOI: 10.1145/2935334.2935375