UbiquityLab @ Cambridge University (Since Oct, 2015)
UbiquityLab is a novel platform for creating and executing interactive experiments on the Internet. More broadly, the platform aims to promote online experiments for behavioral research in the social sciences by simplifying their creation and execution. The current version focuses on game-theoretic experiments.
In general, the platform accommodates two types of interaction. The first type is real-time interaction: subjects continuously act and respond to actions in a matter of seconds, and the whole experiment usually lasts no more than a few hours. For example, an experiment utilizes this type of interaction as subjects choose efforts and receive the results of their choices within 20 seconds over 40 consecutive rounds. The second type is extended interaction: subjects engage with each other irregularly and often in sequence, and the whole experiment may last days, weeks or even months. The current version emphasizes the support for real-time interactive experiments.
EU FP7 Citizen Cyberlab @ Imperial College London (July 2013 - September 2015)
Citizen Cyberlab: The central focus of the research project is understanding creativity and learning in on-line citizen science. To explore these aspects of citizen science, we are evaluating existing on-line collaborative environments and software tools to assess their role in supporting and stimulating creative learning, as well as examining the best practices of current Citizen Science projects.
Recent Research Papers in reviews:
1. Design Guidelines for the User-Centred Collaborative Citizen Science Platforms
2. Conceptual Frameworks for Building Online Citizen Science Projects
3. Deployment Scenarios of Citizen Science Applications: A Survey
4. CitizenGrid: A middleware platform for Citizen Cyber Science Applications
5. A Collaborative Citizen Science Platform to Bring Together Scientists, Volunteers and Game Players.
Access CitizenGrid Platform here.
For CitizenGrid Workflow youtube video, click here.
TSB OpenShare@Imperial College London (July 2013 - April 2014)
The OpenShare platform is built to allow a group of collaborating entities to interact with media data for processing complex shared workflows. It will support provisioning of computational capacity to undertake these workflows on cloud computing infrastructure. OpenShare also provides necessary tools and services to control access to the data. It also ensures that both data and the tasks to be carried out on it are only available to authorised individuals or groups.
Diversity and Equality @ ACM-W UK(Since Nov, 2014)
Recent years have seen an increase in diversity initiatives worldwide with different organisations emphasizing the need for a 50-50 male and female workforce distribution. Different initiatives have been proposed to bring women on boards, especially in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and make them comfortable in the current working environments. To understand the impact of these initiatives, ACM-W UK conducted an online survey. This work presents the useful insights drawn from the results of the survey and also our recommendations for STEM and computing fields to increase female numbers in their programs.