Dr.  Benjamin Richard Cowan Digital Library

Based in Dublin, Ireland
Benjamin Richard Cowan


Dr Benjamin R Cowan is Associate Professor at University College Dublin’s School of Information & Communication Studies in Ireland. He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology & Business Studies (2006) as well as his PhD in Usability Engineering (2011) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His research lies at the juncture between psychology, human-computer interaction and communication systems in investigating how design impacts aspects of user behaviour in social, collaborative and communicative technology interactions. Dr Cowan is the co-founder and co-director of the HCI@UCD group, one of the largest Human-Computer Interaction groups in Europe. He is also Co-Principal investigator in the SFI funded ADAPT Centre, a world leading €90+ million Research Centre on AI driven content technologies, where he leads the Interaction and Control research strand. Dr Cowan is an ACM Professional Member and is the co-founder of the ACM SIGCHI In-CoOperation International Conferences Series on Conversational User Interfaces (CUI). He has also been involved in the ACM CHI conference, having acted as Associate Chair (AC-2017-2018; 2021) and Subcommittee Chair (SC- 2021) of the Understanding People: Theory, Concepts, Methods Subcommittee.

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