Design opportunities for continuous speech recognition
Donny McMillan is an Assistant Professor within the ACT in Communication with Technology (ACT) group at the University of Stockholm in the Department of Computer and System Sciences and a senior researcher at the Mobile Life VINN Excellence Centre. He joined Mobile Life in November 2012 by way of an ERCIM postdoctoral fellowship and is currently leading the Reality Mining project in Mobile Life looking at current practices around personal quantification and new challenges brought by future IoT services. Following on from the recently finished EU Network of Excellence in Internet Science he involved in organising the third annual conference on Internet Science. His current research interests include honing methods to conduct large scale, remote, and participatory user trials – using the collected data in the understanding of device and application use as well as exploring the ethical challenges and responsibilities new technologies places on the researchers who study them. He has been a visiting researcher at the User Interface Technologies lab in Nokia, Tampera in Finland. While the weather was slightly darker and colder than Sweden the work on multi-device use by single and multiple users was interesting, as was the insiders view of the Nokia/Microsoft transition. He received his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2012 and before moving to Sweden was working with the Edinburgh Festivals to identify areas where current research could be applied without disrupting the experience of attending cultural events and to design applications that fit with the practices of festivalgoers.