Professor Adrian FridayProfessor of Computing and Sustainability
Adrian Friday is Professor of Computing and Sustainability at Lancaster University. A Ubicomp pioneer, he has over 25 years’ experience developing, deploying and studying digital infrastructures embedded in everyday environments. His interdisciplinary projects focus on understanding how digital systems impact energy and carbon footprint, including: energy use in the home (EP/I00033X/1); thermal comfort using less energy; sustainable food choices (EP/K012738/1); sustainable transport infrastructure (EP/K012614/1), sustainable last-mile logistics (EP/N02222X/1; EP/S027726/1); and mining fine-grained industrial energy and contextual data using time-series statistical and ML techniques (EP/T025964/1). He is an advisor to the leading Ubicomp journal, IMWUT; and a member of the Royal Society ``Digital Technology and the Planet'' working group responsible for advising on policy for ICT toward sustainable digital society.
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.
Accounting for Energy-Reliant Services within Everyday Life at Home
Bates, O., Clear, A., Friday, A., Hazas, M., Morley, J. 18/06/2012
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
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: Reducing the Global ICT Footprint via Self-adaptive Large-scale (DCMS Supplement)
01/12/2022 → 31/05/2023
“What if you were controlled by all these apps?” - challenging indifference toward essential gig economy courier work.
01/05/2021 → 30/11/2022
Can we improve building management and reduce carbon footprint through a mesh network of indoor air quality sensors?
01/01/2021 → 01/01/2024
Reducing End Use Energy Demand in Commercial Settings Through Digital Innovation
01/01/2021 → 31/12/2024
Future Places: A Digital Economy Centre on Understanding Place Through Pervasive Computing
01/10/2020 → 30/09/2025
Digitally transforming deliveries and collections in the gig-economy: fairer and more sustainable last mile parcel logistics
01/09/2019 → 31/05/2022
DSI: Energy in Schools
01/03/2018 → 30/01/2020
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 → 31/08/2019
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
TalkTalk's Making Sense of Sustainability for SMEs
Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, LIRA - Smart Cities and Mobility
- DSI - Environment
- Energy Lancaster
- MSF Supervisors 2019/20
- Pentland Centre
- SCC (Pervasive Systems)