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Judith Good appointed as professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things 

16 June 2021

Dr Judith Good has been appointed as professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

Judith Good’s research focuses on how best to enable and empower people through the design of innovative and inclusive digital technologies. Her approach is user-centred and participatory, aiming to work with the users of the technologies from the very start. Her specific areas of interest are in learning (including game-based learning, and game creation for learning), and in developing technologies which can enhance the lives of disabled people (including autistic individuals). Such technologies can take multiple forms, including virtual and augmented reality as well as mobile, tangible and sensor-based applications.

As an UvA professor in this new chair, Good will focus on developing impactful technologies which start from a true understanding of users and their needs, and make use of the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. The chair will play a bridging role between the four research themes of the Informatics Institute: Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science, Data Science, and Systems and Networking.

About Judith Good 

Since 2005, Good has worked at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, and was professor of Interaction Design and Inclusion. She previously worked as an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico in the United States and was a research fellow at the University of Edinburgh.