Thursday 30 July 2015

Postgraduate Seminar Series 30th July 2015

Mediating Attention for Second Screen Companion Content 
Timothy Neate 
This week, one of our speakers is Timothy Neate. Tim previously studied at the University of York where he gained a BSc (Hons) and MSc (by research) degrees. His PhD, working with Prof. Matt Jones and Dr. Michael Evans (BBC R&D), focusses on the design of dual screen television and investigating interfaces that compensate for splitting user attention across multiple foci.  
In this talk, Tim will discuss his work into investigating methods to mediate a user's attention between multiple devices in a dual screen TV scenario and the implications for broadcasters and application designers alike.  

Thursday 16 July 2015

Postgraduate Seminar Series Speaker 16th July 2015

It’s not just bees: Hoverflies as pollinators in Welsh grasslands

Andrew Lucas

Our speaker this week is Andrew Lucas; Andrew is undertaking a PhD in the Biosciences department here at Swansea University. Andrew achieved his BSc in Ecology at University of East Anglia in 1984 and has previously worked for NRW, (previously CCW), before starting his PhD.



There is much concern about the decline of bees, but many other insects are important pollinators.  This talk will give some background on one group of fly pollinators: the hoverflies.  It will also describe my research, which is using traditional field methods and innovative molecular techniques to explore their role in pollination in grassland habitats.