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Professor Corina Sas

Professor

Corina Sas

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LA1 4WA

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 510318

Research overview

I am on sabbatical research leave during academic year 2021-2022

Research interests include human-computer interaction, with a specific focus on designing and evaluating technologies for wellbeing, mental health, memory support, creative and reflective thinking in design, as well as novel tools for designing such technologies. My work explores and integrates wearable bio sensors, mobile and lifelogging technologies.

My research was supported by grants totalling over £15.1 million, and I was Coordinator of two prestigious EC-funded Innovative Training Networks. My research received extensive media coverage as well as 5 Best Paper and Honourable Mention Awards at flagship ACM CHI and DIS conferences. I have also received the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Honorable Mention in Human-Computer Interaction (2022), Digital Female Leader Award for Science (2019) from Global Digital Women; Lancaster University Outstanding Contribution Staff Award (2019); and Highly Commended Nomination for Researcher of the Year Dean’s Award (2019).

I have supervised to completion 13 PhD students, and in 2021 I was shortlisted by the UK Times Higher Education for the Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year Award.

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD projects in HCI-related areas, particularly those pertaining to my research interests.

Profile

Corina leads award-winning research in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), playing a key role in shaping the School’s growing research agenda in digital health. Her publication track includes top journals such as the flagship ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interactions (TOCHI), Taylor and Francis Human-Computer Interaction, ACM CHI and DIS conferences.

Corina has outstanding track record in earning research income and managing large scale interdisciplinary networks (over £15.1 million, with over £6 million as Principal Investigator). She regulary acted as Associate Chair for both the ACM CHI and DIS conferences, and is member of the Editorial Boards of the ACM Transactions in Human-Computer Interaction Journal, and Taylor and Francis Human-Computer Interaction Journal.

Corina started her academic career at Lancaster as lecturer in 2004, and senior lecturer in 2010, to become in 2017 the first female Professor in the School of Computing and Communication. Prior to joining Computing Department she was a scholar reading for a PhD in Computer Science at the University College Dublin, Ireland. Her previous studies include a MA in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a BA in Psychology, from the "Lucian Blaga" University of Sibiu, Romania, where she also worked as Assistant Professor.

Research Grants

AffecTech: Personal Technologies for Affective Health, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (€3,888,273). European Commission

Role: Prinicipal Investigator
Dates: 2017 – 2021
Website: http://www.affectech.org/

Digital threads: Towards personalised craft production in Malay cottage industry through distributed ledger technologies and demand chain management  (£117,558). AHRC.

Role: Prinicipal Investigator
Dates: 2017 – 2019
Website: https://www.digitalthreads.co.uk

Designing Multisensory Interactions: Emotional User Experience of 3D Printed-Food Consumption. (£100,000) EPSRC CASE Studentship

Role: Principal Investigator
Dates: 2016 – 2020

PACTMAN: Trust, Privacy and Consent in Future Pervasive Environments  (£1,008,820) EPSRC

Role: Co-Investigator
Dates: 2016 – 2018
Website: http://pactman.uk/

RECALL: Rethinking and redefining memory augmentation (>£1.5m) European Commission

Role: Co-Investigator
Dates: 2013 – 2016
Website: http://recall-fet.eu/

CaTalyST - Citizens Transforming Society: Tools for Change (>£1.45m) EPSRC

Role: Co-Investigator
Dates: 01/11/2011 – 31/10/2014
Website: http://www.catalystproject.org.uk/

Sav-e - Sustainable  Added Value e-chain (>£589K) Technology Strategy Board

Role: Co-Investigator
Dates: 01/11/2011 – 31/10/2014

Mobile Technologies for Supporting Reflective Design Practices (>£22K) VINNOVA

Role: Principal Investigator
Dates: 1.09.2012– 31.08.2013

DESIRE - Creative Design for Innovation in Science and Technology (> 3.24m) European Commission

Role: Principal Investigator
Dates: 01/09/2009 – 31/08/2012
Website: http://www.desirenetwork.eu/

External Roles

Member of the Executive Committee of the British HCI group for British Computer Society: promoting the education and practice of HCI and supporting HCI people in industry and academia, contributing to the development of programme of events, overseeing the group budget and liaising with the BCS financial officer.

Career Details

Academic qualifications

Ph.D. Computer Science, 2004

Executive MBA, 2018 (Distinction)

B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science, 1998 (1st Class Hons)

M.A. Industrial and Organisational Psychology, 1997 

B.Sc. Psychology, 1996 (1st Class Hons)

Employment

Professor in HCI and Digital Health, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2017 - present

Senior Lecturer in HCI, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2010 - 2017

Lecturer in HCI, School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, 2004-2010             

RA/PhD student, Department of Computer Science, University College Dublin, 2000-2004

Teaching Assistant, Department of Informatics/Department of Psychology, Lucian Blaga University, 1996 – 2000        

Current Teaching

SCC120 Fundamentals of CS

Research Interests

My research interests include human-computer interaction, with a specific focus on designing and evaluating technologies for wellbeing, mental health, memory support, creative and reflective thinking in design, as well as novel tools for designing such technologies. My work explores and integrates wearable bio sensors, mobile and lifelogging technologies.

My research focuses on technologies which aim to make a difference in people’s lives. I see technology as a means to an end, either for studying and understanding human behaviour, or as a tool for supporting people to reach their potential.

My Role

Assistant Dean for Research Enhancement Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, UK

Director of HighWire Doctoral Training Centre on Digital Economy, Lancaster University, UK

Pervasive Systems - Group Lead, School of Computing and Communications

Professional Role

Editorial board member of ACM Transactions in Human-Computer Interaction Journal (ToCHI)

Editorial board member of Taylor and Francis Human-Computer Interaction Journal

Associated Chair: ACM CHI, ACM DIS

Co-Chair of the British HCI conference (2007), and ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference (2021, 2022)

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