We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Travel Award sponsored by Multimodal Technologies and Interaction:
The Travel Award has been granted to Dr. Kate Cowan, a Research Associate at UCL Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University College London, UK
Dr. Kate Cowan is an ambitious, early career researcher with outstanding academic and research track records. Her PhD thesis is entitled ‘Visualising Young Children’s Play: Exploring Multimodal Transcription of Video-recorded Interaction’. This research, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (2012-2015), was linked to the prominent ‘MODE Project: Multimodal Methodologies for Researching Digital Data and Environments’ directed by Professor Carey Jewitt at UCL Knowledge Lab. Her current research focuses on children’s playful interactions and the role of new technologies. Among other merits, she is the lead researcher on ‘Valuing Young Children’s Signs of Learning’ with Dr. Rosie Flewitt, funded by the Froebel Trust (2017-2018), and an ethnographer on ‘Playing the Archive: Memory, Community and Mixed Reality Play’ funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (2017-2019), directed by Professor Andrew Burn and Professor Jackie Marsh.
The award consists of 800 Swiss Francs to attend an academic conference in 2018.
Prof. Dr. Adrian David Cheok
Director of the Imagineering Institute, Iskandar Malaysia and Chair Professor of Pervasive Computing at City, University of London, UK
Dr. Cristina Portalés Ricart
Senior Researcher at the Institute of Robotics and Information and Communication Technologies (IRTIC), Universitat de València, Spain