Alan John Dix is a British author, researcher, and university professor, specialising in human–computer interaction (HCI). He is the Director of the Computational Foundry at Swansea University, since May 2018. The mission of the Foundry very much matches his own personal goals: to do world-class research that makes a difference to real people. In Alan’s own career this has included seminal work in human–computer interaction (HCI), including one of the core textbooks in the area, foundational work on formal methods and the user interface, and the earliest academic papers on mobile interfaces, on privacy and on gender and ethnic bias in machine learning. In 2013 he was elected as a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy, one of the highest accolades for research in HCI. However, he has also been involved in a wide variety of practical commercial and non-commercial applications including agricultural spayers, submarine design, educational technology, intelligent internet interfaces, and technology for rural communities. His techniques are often eclectic, not least his one thousand mile walk around the perimeter of Wales that combined a technical investigation of technology at the margins, with more philosophical and artistic exploration. Not surprisingly he has also written and taught academically and practically about technical creativity.
Aggeliki Antoniou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Archival, Library & Information Studies at the University of West Attica specializing in “Adaptive Educational Technologies in Cultural Information”. She has many years of teaching experience (undergraduate and postgraduate level), is a course coordinator in the postgraduate program Cultural Heritage Materials and Technologies of the Department of History, Archeology and Cultural Materials Management at the University of Peloponnese and supervises doctoral dissertations at University College London, University of Peloponnese and University of West Attica. She is a collaborating researcher at the ATHENS Research Center and at the Department of Information Studies at the University College London. She has participated in many national and international research projects and has been the scientific coordinator and member of the steering committee of the European project H2020 CrossCult. She has numerous publications in conferences and international journals, but also organizes scientific conferences and publication of proceedings.