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Personal Statement

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS). My research interests are in interactive information retrieval, multimodal interaction and human computer interaction (HCI). I am particularly interested in novel uses of multimodal technology to facilitate appropriate search and interaction with information. I currently teach modules on information retrieval, big data and business analysis to students across all of the faculties in the university. Within CIS I am the Course Director for the MSc in Information Management and the Deputy Director of Research. I am also the one of the theme leaders for the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) HCI theme.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University College Dublin

Bachelor of Science, University College Dublin

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Projects 2014 2023

Research Output 2005 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
321 Downloads (Pure)

Many fingers make light work: non-visual capacitive surface exploration

Halvey, M. & Crossan, A., 12 Nov 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Mobile devices
8 Citations (Scopus)
84 Downloads (Pure)

Supporting exploratory video retrieval tasks with grouping and recommendation

Halvey, M., Vallet, D., Hannah, D. & Jose, J. M., Nov 2014, In : Information Processing and Management. 50, 6, p. 876-898 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access


A Comparison of Primary and Secondary Relevance Judgements for Real-Life Topics

Wakeling, S. (Creator), Halvey, M. (Creator), Villa, R. (Creator), Hasler, L. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 6 Mar 2016



Brainplay : an investigation of serious games that tap into cognitive processes

Author: Saiger, M., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Lennon, M. (Supervisor) & Halvey, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Best Paper Award AIRS 2016

Martin Halvey (Recipient), 2 Dec 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Paper Nominee CIVR 2009

Martin Halvey (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2013 2019

  • 13 Invited talk
  • 4 Organiser of major conference

Quantitative Methods 2

Martin Halvey (Speaker)
Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Martin Halvey (Organiser)
May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference