New Professors Talk - Professor Simon Dennis
The quantified self: harnessing smartphone technology to understand and augment human memory.
Why do we forget things? Professor Simon Dennis’s goal is to eliminate forgetting and create technologies that can remember and retrieve information for us.
At his lecture he will discuss his research project that uses a smartphone to better understand the psychological and neuroscientific underpinnings of memory.rofessor Dennis was recently appointed Head of the School of Psychology. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Science and Mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a PhD in Computer Science and Psychology, all from the University of Queensland.
Professor Dennis has significant research expertise in human memory and language processing. His previous appointments were as Director of the Centre for Cognitive Science at Ohio State University and Research Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado. He has also held academic posts at the universities of Adelaide and Queensland.
When: Wednesday, 28 August 2013, 06:15 pm
Location: Newcastle Museum, Honeysuckle
Further information: www.newcastle.edu.au/engage/#!/new-professors-talk---simon-dennis