Published: 26 Aug 2015

Master Speaker Series: Zdenek Mikovec

The first of this year's Master Speakers is an expert in designing accessible applications for users with disabilities

For most of us, using a computer, tablet or phone comes easily and naturally. But what if we have problems with our vision, or suffer from some long-term disability that prevents easy interaction with machines? That's where the fascinating and complex world of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) comes in.  This semester we are delighted to welcome an expert in the field, Dr Zdenek Mikovec, who will give his presentation as part of our Master Speaker Series on 11 November. This is a fascinating topic and will be of interest to students in all three schools.

Zdenek Mikovec is an Associate Professor at the Czech Technical University in Prague. His expertise is in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), where he studies human interaction with technology in special environments. His research interests are navigation of people with limited orientation capabilities, multi-modal user interfaces (gestures, voice, haptics), mobile user interfaces, and accessibility of information and communication technologies (ICT).  He has participated in more than ten international research projects funded by the European Commission and Czech Republic.

He has published his research in major scientific journals and at top conferences in the HCI field. Dr. Mikovec is a Czech representative of IFIP TC13, and a member of ACM SIGCHI. He has introduced and guaranteed several HCI master courses at the university.