I’m an EPSRC Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol. I’m part of the Bristol Interaction Group. Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at Queen Mary University of London, where I also received my PhD in Computer Science, and an Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.
My main field of research is human-computer interaction (HCI), and I’m currently interested in the intersection of accessibility and computer-supported collaborative learning. In general, my academic and research vocation is to explore and demonstrate how HCI can contribute to building a more inclusive society. At the moment, I pursue this objective by designing and researching multimodal and crossmodal interactive systems – systems that exploit a wider range of the human senses – to support interaction with and through digital technology.
I have recently been awarded 5-years EPSRC Early Career Fellowship to support my research into inclusion, participatory design, crossmodal perception and multimodal interfaces to design and research collaborative learning technologies that can improve the inclusion of visually-impaired and blind students when they learn with sighted peers in mainstream schools. Read more here or watch this:
On the side, I edit Inspire Magazine and co-run anasr.org activities, and I occasionally blog about topics pertaining to science, politics and the media particularly in relation to Algeria, my home country.