Past Research Assistants
Chris Woods is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the IoT2US Lab, 2014-2018, funded by the UK EPSRC QMUL Media Arts Technology (MAT) project. He is interested in the ways in which technologies construct lived experience both on an individual, phenomenological level and across networks. I explore these themes through workshops and installations focussing on the collective production of narrative around technology. His PhD research topic is Experimental Methods to Interrogate User Positions Across GNSS Infrastructures.
Zixiang Ma is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the IoT2US Lab, 2015-2018, funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) in China and QMUL. His PhD thesis topic is An Investigation of Indoor Location-driven Methods to Recognise Activities of Daily Life. His other research interests include AI, VR and SLAM. He has an MSc from China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT, Beijing), a joint program with Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping. He was an outstanding Graduate of CUMT, Graduating a full year early and has a BSc from Jilin University where he also won an outstanding graduate prize. He has 5 conference publications from his PhD to date.
Hugh Boys is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the IoT2US Lab, 2014-2018, funded by the UK EPSRC QMUL Media Arts Technology (MAT) project. His PhD research topic is Design and Applications of a Multi fingertip Dielectric Elastomer Actuated Tactile Display.
Rana Massoud is a PhD candidate and research assistant in the IoT2US Lab, 2016-2020, funded as a Joint Doctorate Interactive and Cognitive Environments (JD-ICE) student between University of Genoa and QMUL. Her PhD thesis topic is smart vehicle and smart mobility behaviour sensing. She is co-supervised by Prof. Francesco Belloti in the (Electronics for the Information Society (ELIOS) Lab at Genoa.