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What is GIST?

Glasgow’s Human Computer Interaction research is based primarily in the GIST and IDI Groups. The Glasgow Interactive Systems Group (GIST) focuses on ubiquitous computing, mobility, multimodal interaction, visualisation and social signal processing. Key HCI research sub-groups in computing science are

Our research has a strong focus on users as well as computing science, therefore the group is multi-disciplinary with members drawn from Computing Science, Psychology and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, amongst others. We also have strong links with other universities such as Imperial College, Bristol, Warwick, Nottingham, MIT Media Lab, EPFL and Monash, and companies including Nokia, Orange, Freescale, Klewel, Turner, B&O, IBM and Rangers FC.

Key current activities include Chalmers’s EPSRC Populations Programme Grant, Vinciarelli’s Social Signal Processing EU FP7 network (, also Purchase is chair of 'Theory and Application of Diagrams' conference in Melbourne in 2014 and Brewster is papers co-chair of ACM CHI2014.

If you would like to be added to the GIST mailing list, to be kept informed of our seminar series please add your name and email here . If you have any other questions or comments please email the GIST Coordinator John Rooksby here.

The University of Glasgow

Glasgow Interactive Systems Group
Department of Computing Science
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK

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