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About Stephen Brewster

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I am normally in my office:
Room S131
17 Lilybank Gardens
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8RZ

from 09:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday so you can call me on the number below. You can also get a personalised map showing how to get to my office.

About Me

I am a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Department of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, UK. My main research interest is in Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction, sound and haptics and gestures. I have done a lot of research into Earcons, a particular form of non-speech sounds.

I did my degree in Computer Science at the University of Herfordshire in the UK. After a period in industry I did my PhD in the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of York in the UK with Dr Alistair Edwards. The title of my thesis was "Providing a structured method for integrating non-speech audio into human-computer interfaces". That is where I developed my interests in Earcons and non-speech sound. If you go to my publications list you can get a copy of my thesis, should you want one.

After finishing my PhD I worked as a research fellow for the European Union as part of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). From September, 1994 - March, 1995 I worked at VTT Information Technology in Helsinki, Finland. I then worked at SINTEF DELAB in Trondheim, Norway.

What Now

As of the begining of October 1995, I started lecturing in HCI at Glasgow University in the UK. If you want to know anything about what I do then send me an email. I have been hard at work building up a world-class research group in multimodal HCI. You can find out what each of the members of the group is doing from the group homepage.

You can find me on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Search

CV is available here.

If you have foot problems then see the very helpful Bearsden Foot Clinic run by my wife. If you are interested in art then see the website of my talented sister, Claire Brewster.