Professor Roger Whitaker

Professor Roger Whitaker

College Dean of Research
Professor of Mobile and Biosocial Computing

School of Computer Science and Informatics

My interests concern Informatics. I am Professor of mobile and biosocial computing with a focus on smartphones, networks and human nature. Human cognition is now heavily supported by technology, with smartphones and social networks playing fundamental roles in the delivery and collection of diverse information. You can read more about my work here. I am also the Dean of Research for the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

I am interested in mobile and biosocial computing (mobisoc). In particular I focus on:

  • The extending role of smartphones;
  • Sociality, groups and networks;
  • Human nature and behaviour.

These interests reflect that human cognition and technology are closely linked, with smartphones and social networks playing fundamental roles in the delivery and collection of diverse information. I explore the interaction between humans and technology using in-the-wild, social simulation and empirical studies. This research is conducted through the mobisoc-lab. Read more about mobisoc-lab projects and technology and human nature.