Dr Jamie A Ward is a lecturer at the Department of Computing, Goldsmiths University of London, where he conducts research at the intersection of Wearable Computing, theatre, and autism. As of 2019 he is also a visiting researcher at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, and guest professor at Keio Media Design (KMD), Keio University, Japan.
He received his PhD from the electronics lab, ETH Zurich, in 2006, where he developed some of the first uses of multi-modal, wearable sensing for human activity recognition. He continued this work as Marie Curie Research Fellow at Lancaster University, where he developed new ways of using eye movement to infer activity. From 2010 he took a slightly different approach to studying human activity, by training and working as an actor (see http://www.jamielaird.com for more on that). Returning to academia in 2016, he led research on collaborative activity recognition at the German Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), before joining UCL, where he started to work on new ways of combining social neuroscience research with wearable sensing.
Since 2018 his work has centred around the convergence of technology, neuroscience, theatre, and autism. For more details, see www.jamieward.net.