Wally Smith

BSc Hons, PhD Psychology (University College London)

Associate Professor

School of Computing and Information Systems

Melbourne School of Engineering

The University of Melbourne

wsmith@unimelb.edu.au | tel: +61 3 8344 1494 | fax: +61 3 9349 4596
Room 9.05, Level 9, Doug McDonell Building, Carlton 3052

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I am a researcher and teacher in the fields of human-computer interaction and science and technology studies. Currently I am leading an investigation of how emerging AI might actively deceive people, drawing on my various backgrounds in computing, psychology and magic performance. I also collaborate on projects looking at how people are using digital technologies to manage their emotions, how community histories are created and shared online, and the design of effective educational technologies including those intended for health-related behaviour change.

I am a member of the Interaction Design Lab where we explore human-computer interaction through design-based investigations, developing and testing prototype technologies, and working with a broad range of organisations and groups. I am a past National Secretary of CHISIG (the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group of the Ergonomics Society of Australia) and member of ACM.