Benjamin Gorman

Dr Benjamin Gorman

  • Lecturer In Computer Science
  • Poole House P325, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Benjamin is a Lecturer (Academic) in Computing. He completed his PhD at the University of Dundee in 2018, and holds a B.Sc in Applied Computing also from the University of Dundee.

Benjamin’s research focus is within Human Computer Interaction, specifically Accessibility where he focuses on developing technology to help people with hearing loss. His doctoral research focused on solutions to enhance the acquisition of speechreading (commonly called lipreading).

Benjamin has served as an Associate Chair (AC) of the CHI2020 Full Paper Program Committee, and was an AC for CHI Late Breaking Work (LBW) Program Committee for CHI2019 and CHI2018. Since 2014, Benjamin has reviewed over 44 papers in SIGCHI venues, with two special recognitions for outstanding reviews (1 recognition for CHI 2017 Papers and Notes, 1 recognition for MobileHCI 2019 Papers).

Favourites

  • Gorman, B.M., Crabb, M. and Armstrong, M., 2021. Adaptive subtitles: Preferences and trade-ofs in real-time media adaption. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Menzies, R., Gorman, B.M. and Tigwell, G.W., 2020. Reflections on Using Chat-Based Platforms for Online Interviews with Screen-Reader Users. ASSETS 2020 - 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility.
  • Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M. and Menzies, R., 2020. Emoji Accessibility for Visually Impaired People. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Gleason, C., Carrington, P., Chilton, L.B., Gorman, B.M., Kacorri, H., Monroy-Hernández, A., Morris, M.R., Tigwell, G.W. and Wu, S., 2019. Addressing the accessibility of social media. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, 474-479.
  • Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M., Goncalves, J., Wobbrock, J.O., Sarsenbayeva, Z., Flatla, D.R. and Yesilada, Y., 2019. Addressing the challenges of situationally-induced impairments and disabilities in mobile interaction. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Gorman, B.M., 2018. A Framework for Speechreading Acquisition Tools. PhD Thesis. University of Dundee.

Journal Articles

  • Tigwell, G.W., Sarsenbayeva, Z., Gorman, B.M., Flatla, D.R., Goncalves, J., Yesilada, Y. and Wobbrock, J.O., 2019. Proceedings of the CHI'19 Workshop: Addressing the Challenges of Situationally-Induced Impairments and Disabilities in Mobile Interaction. Proceedings of the 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'19.

Conferences

  • Gorman, B.M., Crabb, M. and Armstrong, M., 2021. Adaptive subtitles: Preferences and trade-ofs in real-time media adaption. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Menzies, R., Gorman, B.M. and Tigwell, G.W., 2020. Reflections on Using Chat-Based Platforms for Online Interviews with Screen-Reader Users. ASSETS 2020 - 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility.
  • Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M. and Menzies, R., 2020. Emoji Accessibility for Visually Impaired People. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Gleason, C., Carrington, P., Chilton, L.B., Gorman, B.M., Kacorri, H., Monroy-Hernández, A., Morris, M.R., Tigwell, G.W. and Wu, S., 2019. Addressing the accessibility of social media. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, 474-479.
  • Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M., Goncalves, J., Wobbrock, J.O., Sarsenbayeva, Z., Flatla, D.R. and Yesilada, Y., 2019. Addressing the challenges of situationally-induced impairments and disabilities in mobile interaction. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings.
  • Gorman, B.M. and Flatla, D.R., 2018. MirrorMirror: A mobile application to improve speechreading acquisition. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 2018-April.
  • Gorman, B.M. and Flatla, D.R., 2017. A framework for speechreading acquisition tools. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 2017-May, 519-530.
  • Gorman, B.M., 2016. Reducing viseme confusion in speech-reading. ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing, 36-43 ACM.
  • Gorman, B.M., 2014. VisAural: A wearable sound-localisation device for people with impaired hearing. ASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, 337-338.
  • Gorman, B.M. and Flatla, D.R., 2014. VisAural: A Tool for Converting Audible Signals into Visual Cues.
  • Mauderer, M., Tigwell, G.W., Gorman, B.M. and Flatla, D.R.. Beyond Accessibility: Lifting Perceptual Limitations for Everyone.

Theses

Others

Profile of Teaching PG

  • L7 Accessibility & Assistive Technology 19/20 - Present (Unit Leader)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • L5 User Centred Web Development 19/20 - Present (Unit Leader)
  • L6 Ubiquitous Computing 19/20 - Present (Unit Leader)
  • L4 Applications of Programming Principles 18/19 (Seminar Tutor)

External Responsibilities

Attended Training

  • Picademy

Qualifications

  • PhD in Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction) (University of Dundee, 2018)
  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Computing (University of Dundee, 2012)

Memberships