Reuben Kirkham

r.kirkham@newcastle.ac.uk | EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow

Reuben Kirkham

My research interests lie in the intersection of ubiquitous/wearable computing and human rights. This involves the development of technical systems which challenge the existing status quo, whilst also accounting for the surrounding legal context.

I have published this work in a range of well-known computing science venues, including ACM Ubicomp, IEEE Computer and the Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing journal. The latter was in collaboration with the BBC, examining how to make television production accessible.

In April 2017, I started as the EPSRC Doctoral Prize fellow in Computing Science, working on a project that combines inertial and environment sensors in the new Urban Sciences Building in Newcastle to track the well-being of individuals and populations whilst retaining their privac


2016

Using Disability Law to expand Academic Freedom for Disabled Researchers in the United Kingdom
Kirkham R, Webster M, Chen K, Vines J, Journal of Historical Sociology65-91

2015

Can Disability Discrimination Law Expand the Availability of Wearable Computers?
Kirkham R, Computer25-33
Being reasonable: A manifesto for improving the inclusion of disabled people in SIGCHI conferences
Kirkham R, Vines J, Olivier P, CHI601-612
Social Access vs. Privacy in Wearable Computing
Kirkham R, Greenhalgh C, IEEE Pervasive Computing26-33
Build me a Ubicomp: bespoke ubiquitous accessibility in live television production environments
Kirkham R, Bartindale T, Evans M, Olivier P, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing853-880
BlobSnake: Gamification of Feature Extraction for 'Plug and Play' Human Activity Recognition
Kirkham R, Shepherd C, Ploetz T, 2015 British HCI Conference74-81
Being Reasonable: A Manifesto for Improving the Inclusion of Disabled People in SIGCHI Conferences
Kirkham R, Vines J, Olivier P, CHI EA '15: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems601-612
Exploring the Overlap Between Wearable Computing and Disability Discrimination Law
Kirkham R, 2015 British HCI Conference136-137

2013

The breaktime barometer: an exploratory system forworkplace break-time social awareness
Kirkham R, Mellor S, Green D, Lin J, Ladha K, Ladha C, Jackson D, Olivier P, Wright P, Ploetz T, Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing73--82
On preserving statistical characteristics of accelerometry data using their empirical cumulative distribution
Hammerla NY, Kirkham R, Andras P, Ploetz T, Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Wearable Computers65--68
On Preserving Statistical Characteristics of Accelerometry Data Using Their Empirical Cumulative Distribution
Hammerla NY, Kirkham R, Andras P, Ploetz T, Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Wearable Computers65--68
The Break-Time Barometer -- An Exploratory System for Workplace Break-time Social Awareness
Kirkham R, Mellor S, Green D, Lin J, Ladha K, Ladha C, Jackson D, Olivier P, Wright P, Ploetz T, ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp)73-82
Automatic correction of annotation boundaries in activity datasets by class separation maximization
Kirkham R, Khan A, Bhattacharya S, Hammerla N, Mellor S, Roggen D, Ploetz T, ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp): HASCA Workshop
On Preserving Statistical Characteristics of Accelerometry Data using their Empirical Cumulative Distribution
Hammerla N, Kirkham R, Andras P, Ploetz T, International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC)65-68

Associated Projects

  • Affinity - Create4Dementia Hack
      The Create4Dementia hack event hosted 50+ hackers with skills in software, design and healthcare to develop innovative technologies for those living with dementia in 24 hours. The team from Open Lab - Team Sonar - consisted of Andy Garbet...
    August 30, 2011
  • Forays into Disability Discrimination Law and Ubiquitious Computing
    What is the use of an assistive technology if the people who could benefit from it are not in practise able to access it? For many people with disabilities, this is a particularly concerning problem, because they are not necessarily able to demonstr...
    August 30, 2011
  • The Break-Time Barometer
    The Break-Time Barometer is a social awareness system, which was developed as part of an exploratory study of the use of situated sensing and displays to promote cohesion in a newly-dispersed workplace. The Break-Time Barometer specifically aims to...
    August 30, 2011
 
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