Heriot-Watt University (HWU)

The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University (HW-CS) involves some 25 academics supported by research staff, postgraduate students and technicians. HW-CS was an invited member of the SICSA consortium (Scottish Information and Computer Science Association), currently in final stage negotiations with the Scottish Government for a Research Pooling Initiative to start in 2009.This pooling initiative has four strategic themes that include Multi-Modal Interaction, one of the key aspects of this proposal.

Three linked labs will contribute to this project: the Autonomous Affective Agents lab (A3) led by Prof. Aylett, The Interaction Lab, and the Digital Storytelling Lab.

Between them they involve five academic staff, sixteen researchers, and twelve PhD students.