Professor Aaron Quigley is the Chair of Human Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews. He is cofounder of SACHI and is its current director. His appointment is part of SICSA, the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance. Aaron’s research interests include surface and multi-display computing, human computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing and information visualisation. He has published over 135 internationally peer-reviewed publications including edited volumes, journal papers, book chapters, conference and workshop papers and holds 3 patents. In SACHI he currently supervises four PhD students Evan Brown, Jakub Dostal, Anne-Marie Mann and Daniel Rough along with acting as second supervisor for Max Nicosia.
Aaron is the chair of the MobileHCI conference steering committee and the keynote chair for UIST 2015. In 2014 he was the program chair for the 3rd International Symposium of Pervasive Displays (PerDis 2014) and the general co-chair for the 16th International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction in Toronto, Canada (MobileHCI 2014). In 2013 he was the General Co-Chair for UIST 2013, the 26th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology and ITS 2013 the ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conference (ITS). From 2012 – 2014, Aaron was the deputy director of SICSA, the director for knowledge exchange and chair of the AspeKT board. In 2014 he was a member of the DataLab innovation center board. From 2011 – 2012, he was one of the theme leaders for the SICSA Multimodal Interaction theme. You can see his LinkedIn profile here.
Aaron is not taking on new students until January of 2015 when he returns from his sabbatical in Japan. If you are interested in undertaking a PhD under his supervision see his PhD page and contact him if interested in starting a PhD after Jan 2015. If looking to start before then, please contact one of his colleagues.