Stephen Fairclough

Stephen Fairclough

Keynote speaker at PECCS, 2014

Stephen Fairclough is a Professor of Psychophysiology at Liverpool John Moores University. He received his PhD from Loughborough University where he was part of a human factors group working on the development of in-vehicle technology. His work focused on the monitoring of driver impairment due to sleepiness and the development of systems designed to detect impairment. This work involved collaboration with a number of car companies (Ford Europe, Renault) and involved the development of psychophysiological and behavioural markers of driver impairment. Since joining LJMU, he has focused on physiological computing systems where physiological data is used as control input for technological systems. He was funded by EPSRC to investigate the use of psychophysiology for the control of adaptive automation in an aviation environment. He has also participated in EU-funded projects such as REFLECT where physiological computing systems were developed for vehicle environments and ARTSENSE which took the same approach into a cultural heritage domain. His work has been presented at a range of conferences, from the Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research to IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. He has published research in journals spanning psychology (International Journal of Psychophysiology, Psychophysiology, Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine) and computer science (Interacting with Computers, ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems, International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communication Systems). His 2009 paper in Interacting With Computers has won the most-cited paper award in that journal for the last two years. He has served as President-Elect of Psychophysiology In Ergonomics (PIE), organised international symposia at Triennial Meetings of the International Ergonomics Association; he also co-edited a special issue of the journal Applied Ergonomics on psychophysiological research. He has organised workshops on physiological computing at several international conferences, such as CHI'11 (Brain and Body Interfaces) and ICMI'12 (Brain-Computer Interfaces as Intelligent Interaction). He has also co-edited a collection of research on physiological computing (Advances in Physiological Computing) for Springer. Research page available at: www.shfairclough.com