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I am currently a Research Assistant in the Bristol Interaction and Graphics (BIG) Group at the University of Bristol. My current research focus is on how the physical space around a computer user can be understood intuitively by a human and through modelling and simulation by the machine. This enables the space to be actuated and sensed indirectly, which opens up powerful new techniques to streamline and augment the interactions between humans and computers.

My work involves identifying and exploiting areas where computational modelling and simulation can be applied to effect a transformation in how a particular form of physical interaction functions, where the computational modelling may become more complex, but the resultant human side of the interaction gains useful subtlety and richness that was previously unavailable.

Currently I'm mostly working on the Ultrahaptics project, which creates complex haptic sensations that can be felt in mid-air.

Benjamin Long
Interaction & Graphics Group
Department of Computer Science
University of Bristol
Merchant Venturers Building
Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1UB
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)117 95 45250
Fax: +44 (0)117 95 45208
Email: longa tcs.bris.ac.uk

Department of Computer Science

University of Bristol