About

jim

I am Chee Siang Ang (also known as Jim Ang), Senior Lecturer (equivalent to the North American Associate Professor) in Multimedia and Digital Systems in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent. Before joining Kent, I was a research fellow at the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design , City University London, where I completed my PhD in the area of social gaming. I hold a Master’s degree (Information Technology) from Multimedia University Malaysia and I obtained my BSc. (computing) from the Technology University of Malaysia

My main research interest lies in the general area of HCI (human computer interaction) with an emphasis on social computing. Specific areas include:

  • Games and computer-mediated communication
  • Sensing and Internet of things

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of my work, I work with exciting people from a wide range of areas, including electronic engineering, computer science, medical science, psychology, sociology, and digital arts. See the research section for more details.

I am an investigator of several research projects:

  • Digital Brain Switch. Funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Kinetic User Interfaces and Multiuser 3D Virtual Worlds for Older People. Funded by EPSRC
  • An interactive computer-based intervention to increase condom use: intervention development and pilot trial. Funded by National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
  • Epilepsy Networks – Joined Up Thinking For Better Care (InnovateUK)