NameDr.Jeremy Goslin
Date of Birth11th June 1971
ResidenceAmbilly, Haute Savoir, France
ProfessionResearch Assistant
Place of workGeneva Interaction Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland
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Born and spent my childhood in Lincoln, England, until the age of nine, then Maeshafn in north Wales. Skip a few years now.

Early interest in computing and communications led to taking a BEng (hons) in computer science, microelectronics and communications at Staffordshire University. This was interrupted by a brief year long posting at International Computers Limited, mid range systems development at Bracknell.

During this time I became more interested in communications, but human communications, aided by computing, leading to a move to Essex University in 1985, where I studied for an MSc in Speech and Language Processing, at the department of Linguistics. This led to the start of a PhD at the University of Sheffield under Dr. Martin Cooke.

Initially the subject of my work was robust Artificial Speech Recognition, performed at the Speech and Hearing Research Group. However, during the two and a half years at Sheffield my work became more involved with the modelling of human speech perception, this required the kinds of psychological experimentation that a computer science department was not set up to support, therefore I took advantage of an open position at the University of Geneva under Prof. Uli Frauenfelder. In Geneva I worked as a research assistant examining syllable perception and segmentation, a study which had started in Sheffield in English, and continued in French (much easier language for syllable perception), and was to form the basis of my PhD thesis, which was eventually finished in the summer of 2000.

Studying a different aspect of communication, still at the University of Geneva I began work at a new research group, the Geneva Interaction Lab. At Gil I conduct research on the processes and motivations behind collaboration, specifically, when mediated over computer interfaces. This has led to the development of two research interests, the use of microworld environments and Augmented Reality for the examination of collaboration.

Current, specific, passtimes involve windsurfing on the Lake Leman when there is wind, and any holidays I get to visit the sea. When the water gets too cold there is skiing in the alps, and for all the other moments when you have time on your hands there are always plenty of other diversions here.