Vice Chancellor’s award for Excellence in Research

Good news, I won the VC’s Award for “Excellence in Research” on Friday. It was a very humbling experience as a series of quotes obtained from my peers were read out during the award ceremony, extremely touching and inspiring. It was followed by a staff garden party and then a smaller party which made the event memorable for years to come.

I will share some photos of the award ceremony soon.


Our paper received best paper award at HSI2013

I am just back from the HSI2013, the 6th International Conference on Human System Interaction, where our paper received the Best Paper Award in the area of “Technologies Enhancing well-being for older people”. This was a joint paper with the Accompany consortia ( Well done to all co-authors.

The paper will be shortly listed on IEEE Xplore but here is the bibliographical entry:

Amirabdollahian, F. et al., “Accompany: Acceptable robotiCs COMPanions for AgeiNg Years – Multidimensional Aspects of Human-System Interactions”, 6th International IEEE Conference on Human System Interaction, Sopot, Poland, 06-08 June 2013.