Dr Martin Halvey


Computer and Information Sciences

Personal statement

I am a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS). My research interests are in multimodel interaction, interactive information retrieval 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, machine learning, 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 Postgraduate Teaching Director. I am also the one of the theme leaders for the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) HCI theme and the Vice Chaire of the ACM SIGIR CHIIR Steering Committee.


Many fingers make light work : non-visual capacitive surface exploration
Halvey Martin, Crossan Andrew
16th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (2014)
Supporting exploratory video retrieval tasks with grouping and recommendation
Halvey Martin, Vallet David, Hannah David, Jose Joemon M
Information Processing and Management Vol 50, pp. 876-898 (2014)
What's around the corner? Enhancing driver awareness in autonomous vehicles via in-vehicle spatial auditory displays
Beattie David, Baillie Lynne, Halvey Martin, McCall Rod
NordiCHI '14 Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 189-198 (2014)
Evaluating the effort involved in relevance assessments for images
Halvey Martin, Villa Robert
Proceedings of the 37th international ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR '14) (2014) (2014)
Is relevance hard work? Evaluating the effort of making relevant assessments
Villa Robert, Halvey Martin
Proceedings of the 36th international ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR '13) (2013) (2013)
A systematic review of cost, effort, and load research in information search and retrieval, 1972-2020
McGregor Molly, Azzopardi Leif, Halvey Martin
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (2023)

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Professional activities

Keynote: How AI is transforming Discovery
External Examiner
External Examiner Undergraduate Computing Programmes
Quantitative Methods 2
ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction & Retrieval 2019

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DoSSIER: Domain Specific Systems for Information, Extraction and Retrieval (H2020 MSCA)
Azzopardi, Leif (Principal Investigator) Halvey, Martin (Co-investigator) Ruthven, Ian (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Sales, Rachel
Lennon, Marilyn (Principal Investigator) Halvey, Martin (Co-investigator) Sales, Rachel (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2022
EmergeAdapt TDL QuickStart
Halvey, Martin (Principal Investigator)
10-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
Understanding the annotation process: annotation for Big Data
Halvey, Martin (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2015

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Computer and Information Sciences
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