Judith Good appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things
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.
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Data Science Center (DSC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are joining forces in a new joint fellowship for (teams of) researchers interested in exploring the intersection of data science and other disciplines. The first fellow of the new program, Dr. Davide Ceolin, will start his fellowship at the IAS on June 17. Ceolin is currently affiliated with CWI.
Nanda Piersma, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), has been appointed as a crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil (SER). This is the first time that a lecturer has been appointed as member of the SER. Nanda Piersma was approached because of her expertise in the field of digitisation.