Dr. Adrian Friday, Reader

Dr. Adrian Friday, Reader

Contact Details

Phone: +44 1524 510326
Physical address:
Office D19, InfoLab21
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4WA
United Kingdom

Dr. Adrian Friday

Research Interests

Adrian Friday is an active researcher with 18+ years experience in mobile and ubiquitous computing systems. Over the past 18 months, he has assembled a new team of five researchers, and coordinates work on the application of ubiquitous computing to mitigating climate change. He is well known for his longitudinal 'in the wild' studies of ubicomp systems: since 2006, creating a unique testbed of over 30 situated public displays, still in daily use by end-users and now part of PD-NET international testbed with nodes in UK, US and Europe. He has extensive experience of collaborative multi-disciplinary research, as a PI (Equator GR/N15986/01, a high-impact IRC, 2001-7), and latterly, as PI of "Informing energy choices using ubiquitous sensing" (EP/I00033X/1): bringing several disciplines together to study the GhG impact of our daily lives using a mix of ethnographic fieldwork and ubicomp probes. He is widely published and cited: with over 100 peer-reviewed articles and his 5 highest cited publications attract over 2,000 citations. He has been recognised as TPC chair of the leading Ubicomp & Pervasive conferences, and is general co-chair of Ubicomp 2014.

Research themes: Mobile and ubiquitous computing

Select Publications

  • Weise, S., Hardy, J., Agarwal, P., Coulton, P., Friday, A. and Chiasson, M. Democratizing ubiquitous computing: a right for locality. In UbiComp '12 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, pages 521-530, ACM, 2012. DOI  BibTeX
  • Caceres, R. and Friday, A. Ubicomp systems at 20: progress, opportunities, and challenges. In IEEE Pervasive Computing, 11 (1): 14-21, 2012. DOI  BibTeX
  • Bates, O., Clear, A., Friday, A., Hazas, M. and Morley, J. Accounting for Energy-Reliant Services within Everyday Life at Home. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing (Pervasive 2012), pages 107-124, Springer Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science , 2012. DOI  BibTeX
  • Bardram, J. and Friday, A. Ubiquitous Computing Systems. In Ubiquitous Computing Fundamentals, pages 37-94, CRC Press, 2009. BibTeX

Full list of publications