Dr Chris Bowers

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Head of Computing Department, Principal Lecturer in Computing

Worcester Business School

Senior Management Team

Contact Details

email: c.bowers@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 54 2641

Chris is a Principal Lecturer in Computing and is currently the Head of the Department of Computing. His research is focussed on Interactive Intelligent Systems encompassing a range of application areas including behaviour change technologies, energy demand management, health and wellbeing.

Chris completed a BSc in Physics and Computer Science at Keele University before progressing to a MSc in Natural Computation at the University of Birmingham and then continuing at the University of Birmingham to complete a PhD in Computer Science.

Teaching Interests

Chris teaches across a range of topics related to his research specialisms. This includes:

Machine Learning

Data Mining

Mobile Application Development

Interaction Design

Research Interests

Chris is a specialist in Intelligent Interactive Systems. In other words, he looks at how we can build intelligent systems that humans can work with effectively. His work bridges the two domains of Human-Computer Interaction and Computational Intelligence, but he retains a particular focus on Mobile and Ubiquitous systems.

Chris has applied his expertise across a wide variety of domains having worked on several successful international projects across the engineering, media, culture and heritage sectors.

Professional Bodies

Professional Member of the Association for Computing Machinery

Publications

A complete list of publications is available from WRaP: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/view/author/Bowers=3AChristopher=3A=3A.html

 

Garaialde, D., Bowers, Christopher , Pinder, C., Shah, P., Parashar, S., Clark, L.  and Cowan, Benjamin R. (2020) Quantifying the Impact of Making and Breaking Interface Habits. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 142. Article no. 102461. ISSN 1071-5819

Golz, Paul and Bowers, Christopher and Price, Marc (2016) A Practical Approach to Using Motion Capture in Performance Dance. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. pp.284-287. British Computing Society

Vasalou, A. and Oostveen, A. and Bowers, Christopher and Beale, R. (2015) Understanding Engagement with the Privacy Domain Through Design Research. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66 (6). pp. 1263-1273. ISSN Online: 2330-1643

Bowers, Christopher and Cowan, B.R. and Creed, C. and Hakvoort, G. (2014) Challenges of Using Stereoscopic Displays in a Touch Interaction Context. In: The 28th British Human-Computer Interaction Conference, 9 -12 September 2014, Southport.

Hendley, R.J. and Beale, R. and Bowers, Christopher and Georgousopoulos, C. and Vassiliou, C. and Sergios, P. and Moeller, R. and Karstens, E. and Spiliotopoulos, D. (2014) CASAM: Collaborative Human-machine Annotation of Multimedia.Multimedia Tools and Applications, 70 (2). pp. 1277-1308. ISSN Print: 1380-7501 Online: 1573-7721

Cowan, B.R. and Bowers, Christopher and Beale, R. and Pinder, C. (2013) The Stroppy Kettle: An Intervention to Break Energy Consumption Habits. In: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, USA, pp. 1485-1490. ISBN 978-1-4503-1952-2

Bowers, Christopher and Creed, C. and Cowan, B.R. and Beale, R. (2013) Touching Annotations: A Visual Metaphor for Navigation of Annotation in Digital Documents. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 71 (12). pp. 1103-1111. ISSN 1071-5819

Bowers, Christopher and Beale, R. and Hendley, R.J. (2012) Identifying Archetypal Perspectives in News Articles. eWIC Electronic Workshops in Computing. pp. 327-332. ISSN 1477-9358

Bowers, Christopher and Beale, R. and Byrne, W. and Creed, C. and Pinder, C. and Hendley, R. (2012) Interaction Issues in Computer Aided Semantic Annotation of Multimedia. In: Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, USA, pp. 534-543. ISBN 978-1-4503-1482-4

Yang, Z. and Li, X. and Bowers, Christopher and Schnier, T. and Tang, K. and Yao, X. (2011) An Efficient Evolutionary Approach to Parameter Identification in a Building Thermal Model. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, 42 (6). pp. 957-969. ISSN 1094-6977

Bowers, Christopher and Byrne, W. and Cowan, B.R. and Creed, C. and Hendley, R.J. and Beale, R. (2011) Choosing Your Moment: Interruptions in Multimedia Annotation. In: Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6947). Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 438-453. ISBN Print: 978-3-642-23770-6 Online: 978-3-642-23771-3

Creed, C. and Bowers, Christopher and Hendley, R.J. and Beale, R. (2010) User Perception of Interruptions in Multimedia Annotation Tasks. In: NordiCHI '10 Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, USA, pp. 619-622. ISBN 978-1-60558-934-3

Li, X. and Bowers, Christopher and Schnier, T. (2010) Classification of Energy Consumption in Buildings with Outlier Detection. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 57 (11). pp. 3639-3644. ISSN 0278-0046