Adriana Wilde. On human-centric computing and other challenges of today: a personal perspective
University of Winchester
Thursday 27, 5 pm, Aula Magna @ DIAG
In this talk, reflections on diverse past research are shared, which are all aspects of human-centric computing, ranging from HCI and the application of AI and machine learning onto health data, as well as considerations on teaching computer science topics. Fast-forwarding to now, with cybersecurity needing to be also human-centric, there is much to work on. Personal journeys do not always follow the pipeline model (leaky or not), so a new metaphor is presented. The reflections are likely to produce a dialogue into increasing and promoting diversity and its societal wider benefits.
Adriana Wilde is a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science and Cyber Security at the University of Winchester, where she is the Programme Leader for all the Cyber Security courses and the Head of Ethics for the Faculty of Business and digital technologies. She is also a founding member of the WINTS research centre and an associate member of the Centre for Information Rights (CIR). Adriana researches aspects of human-centric computing and is a keen advocate for women in computing. Her background is multidisciplinary with interests in education and technology. Following a B.CompSc.(Hons) degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, she obtained several teaching qualifications from the UK, including a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Post-Compulsory Education and Training, and taught in diverse educational environments, including primary schools, further education colleges as well as universities. She completed an MSc in Computer Science by the Universities of Berne, Fribourg and Neuchâtel in Switzerland (with a specialism in Distributed Systems), and was a Mayflower Scholar for Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, allowing her to pursue a PhD whilst being a Teaching Fellow in the same department. Other appointments include an Associate Lectureship at the University of St Andrews and service to ACM-W Europe.