George Buchanan

I am a research fellow at the UCL Interaction Centre, and working on the User Centred Interactive Search project with Ann Blandford, Claire Warwick and Jon Rimmer. I have previously worked in the School of Computer Science at Middesex University and at the Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato. New Zealand.

Current Activities

Program Committee member, ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2006. The leading DL conference - get working now on your paper for next year!

Co-Chair, Context-Aware Mobile Systems (CAMS) workshop, COOPIS 2005.


My research interests cover three main areas:

In each of these areas, I am interested in the interaction of people with these sytems - how the systems can be made easier to use, more productive and support a wider range of 'real world' tasks. A particular common theme is the support of information seeking - finding and collecting useful information as part of a knowledge-based task. Being from a background of computer science and software engineering, I also have a strong interest in the technical aspects of each area - focussing on how systems can exchange information more fluidly and flexibly.

I work extensively with the New Zealand Digital Library Project, at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and with Matt Jones and Harold Thimbleby at University of Wales, Swansea on Mobile HCI.

A list of my publications is available. If you are interested in my work, please get in touch!

Contact Details

Address: UCL Interaction Centre
4th Floor
Remax House
31/32 Alfred Place

Phone: +44 20 7679 5211
Email: g dot buchanan at cs dot ucl dot ac dot uk