Dr Sanaz Fallahkhair is a Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (CEM), University of Brighton. She is one of the PGRC (Postgraduate Research Coordinator) for the CEM school, and a member of two research centres: "Centre for Secure, Intelligent and Usable systems", and "Centre for Digital Media Cultures". Previously, she has held a Senior Lectureship position at the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth and University of Greenwich Business School. She has more than ten years experience working in higher education in UK. Her research interests include human-centred development of new technologies that incorporate studies of user's experiences, cognition and collaboration in designing a novel intelligent systems delivered via multiple platforms: mobile devices, interactive television, tag-based technologies, wearable technologies, and robotic interactions. Some related themes of her research include Human Computer Interaction, Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS), User’s Modelling and Adaptation, Human Robotic Interactions, Intelligent Interaction Modelling, Data Analytic and Sentiment Analysis, Artificial Intelligence Ethics for Development of Human Centred AI-based Systems.
She has worked on different European and National projects funded by European Commission and UK Research Councils, such as the FP6-EU and JISC funded projects, including TAMALLE (Television and Mobile phone Assisted Language Learning Environment), LOGOS (Knowledge on-demand for Ubiquitous learning) and CloudBank (Mobile Knowledge Sharing for Advanced Language Learners), M-health project (Department of Health). Sanaz is a research active member of staff and have authored or co-authored more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed Journal, Book chapters, and Conference proceedings Worldwide.
She is involved in various professional and editorial membership in particular recently with the following:
Expert Reviewer, ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), 2016 to date Expert Reviewer of grant proposals submitted to ESRC, in which I have reviewed 2 proposals since November 2016.
Reviewer of the IEEE Communications Magazine
Reviewer of Journal of Computers and Education
Member of the Review Board of the International Journal of Knowledge Based and Intelligent Engineering Systems (KES)
On personal level, Sanaz is passionate about technologies and publicly advocates for Women in STEM. At University of Brighton, she is also a member of Athena Swan working group. Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter was established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. Outside her busy schedule, she is engaged with social communities to outreach to younger generation through social media encouraging girls and women to study STEM related subjects, keen environmentalist, yogi and cyclist.