Bio: Duncan Brumby is a senior lecturer (associate professor) at University College London; he is currently on sabbatical as a visiting scholar at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining UCL in 2007, he was an associate research scientist in the Department of Computer Science at Drexel University. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Psychology at Cardiff University in 2005.
Dr. Brumby’s research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction and cognitive science, and has investigated problems associated with in-car multitasking, how people manage and recover from interruptions, and how we search for information on the web. This work has been published in leading journals and conference proceedings, including Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Human Factors, and the Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI conference. His work on multitasking received best paper awards at CHI (2007, 2012), and his work on interactive search is one of the most-cited articles from the Human-Computer Interaction journal 2008-2010. To support his work, Dr. Brumby has attracted significant amounts of external funding from the UK’s Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and the European Union Seventh Framework programme.