About

Hello, my name is Ben. I recently completed my Ph.D at the University of Dundee.

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I graduated with a First Class (Honours) B.Sc. in Applied Computing from the University of Dundee in 2012.

After taking a short break from academia to travel around Australia, I returned to Dundee in 2014 to begin my PhD in Computer Science (HCI) supervised by Dr David Flatla. My PhD research focused on working with people with hearing loss to develop technology to enhance their acquisition of speechreading (commonly called lipreading). I successfully defended my thesis in December 2017.

I've taught on a number of courses at Dundee:

Currently Teaching:
  • - AC11003 - Java Online
Previoulsy Taught Courses:
  • - AC22006 - Physical Computing (2018, 2017, 2016)
  • - AC12001 - Introduction To Data Structures And Algorithms (2018)
  • - AC21011 - Creative Interactions (was Data Visualisation) (2017)
  • - AC21010 - Data Visualisation (2016, 2015)

In my spare time, I like to dabble with Arduino components and physical computing. Being able to take a simple idea, physically assemble it’s components and then write some code which interfaces between those components is really fun.

I have two brothers who are equally talented, Dave who is an artist & 3D animator/modeler and Edd who makes awesome indie games.

Keep an eye on my Instagram to follow my surfing and travelling antics.