Professor Adrian FridayHead of Department, Professor of Computing and Sustainability
Adrian Friday is Professor of Computing and Sustainability, and Head of School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University. He has an extensive track record of developing and studying infrastructure for real world ubiquitous systems, from the early origins of mobile computing in the 1990s through to his longitudinal ’in the wild’ studies of open public display networks. His recent work has focused on conducting field experiments of ubiquitous systems to understand energy demand in the home, leading a series of collaborative and multidisciplinary research programmes in this area. Recent examples include: fine-grained accounting for energy use in the home (EP/I00033X/1); new algorithms for achieving thermal comfort using less energy; systems for promoting more sustainable food shopping (EP/K012738/1); and advancing sustainable transport infrastructure maintenance (EP/K012614/1, with Carillion PLC). In the last 2 years this work has led to 9 publications in 3-4* venues: 6 in CHI, 1 in ICSE, 2 in Ubicomp and won a CHI best paper award (top 1% of submissions).
If you're interested in the systems or human factors concerning ubicomp, energy demand or computational sustainability, please do make contact. We're always looking for talented potential PhD students and RAs to join our team.
Doctor of Philosophy (1996)
1st Class B.SC. Hons in Computer Science (University of London, 1991)
Reader in Ubiquitous Computing and Sustainability (School of Computing and Communications), 2013-present.
Part 2 Tutor, Computer Science and Communications Undergraduate Programmes.
Ubicomp Joint Steering Committee 2006-2013
Programme co-chair Ubicomp 2006, Pervasive 2009, Ubicomp 2014.
International expert panel member Ubiquitous Oulu UBI-Challenge Dec 2010-present
EPSRC college of peers, proposal reviewer 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Invited programme committee member for numerous conferences and workshops, including ACM MobiHoc 2005, ACM MobiSys 2006; ACM Ubicomp 2007-8, 2010-11; Pervasive 2007; PerCom 2006, 2011
- Expert reviewer: CHI 2007, 2009-13; ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI); IEEE Pervasive Magazine; ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing; IEEE Computer; International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI); ACM Transactions on Mobile Computing; Journal of Software and Systems Modeling (SOSYM); Journal of Concurrency and Computation; IEEE Intelligent Systems Magazine; Journal Networked Applications; IEEE Communications Letters
PhD Supervision Interests
Interests in applying ubicomp sensing to conduct real world empirical experiments to uncover how everyday practices contribute to carbon externality and global warming, and how we might transform these using technological ubicomp interventions.
Selected Publications Show all 142 publications
Accounting for Energy-Reliant Services within Everyday Life at Home
Bates, O., Clear, A., Friday, A., Hazas, M., Morley, J. 18/06/2012 In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2012). Berlin : Springer Verlag p. 107-124. 18 p.
Ubiquitous Computing Systems
Bardram, J., Friday, A. 2009 In: Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals. CRC Press p. 37-94. 58 p. ISBN: 978-1-4200-9360-5.
Democratizing ubiquitous computing: a right for locality
Weise, S., Hardy, J., Agarwal, P., Coulton, P., Friday, A., Chiasson, M. 2012 In: UbiComp '12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. New York : ACM p. 521-530. 10 p.
Ubicomp systems at 20: progress, opportunities, and challenges
Caceres, R., Friday, A. 01/2012 In: IEEE Pervasive Computing. 11, 1, p. 14-21. 8 p.
DSI: Energy in Schools
01/03/2018 → 31/08/2018
Freight Traffic Control 2050: transforming the energy demands of last-mile urban freight through collaborative logistics
01/04/2016 → 30/08/2019
Cyber Security of the Internet of Things
29/02/2016 → …
Cyber Security of the Internet of things
28/02/2016 → 28/02/2019
Behaviours that Stick: Exploring emotional design of sustainable behaviours that stick
01/04/2014 → 31/12/2014
RECALL: Enchanced Human Memory Recall
01/11/2013 → 31/10/2016
Encouraging low carbon food shopping with ubicomp interventions
29/06/2013 → 30/04/2015
Supporting Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Maintenance (Research in the Wild)
30/04/2013 → 31/01/2015
Informing Energy Choices Using Ubiquitous Sensing
18/01/2011 → 28/06/2013
01/05/2010 → 31/07/2013
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