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Brief Bio


Simon Jones has a first degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Bath, throughout which he conducted research in the area of privacy control for social networks. He has worked as a Research Associate and Software Engineer for Designability (formerly the Bath Institute for Medical Engineering) (2010-2012), developing assistive communication technologies for people living with dementia. He has also worked as a Research Fellow in the School of Management at the University of Bath (2012 - 2013) and in the Behavioural Research Lab at the University of the West of England (2013), exploring methods for studying rapport, power and interaction using computational linguistics and data mining techniques in online communities. In August 2013, he joined the EPSRC Language of Collaborative Manufacturing (LOCM) project as a Research Associate at the University of Bath, developing new methods for capturing and analysing the content of communications and digital objects in large engineering organisations. In 2015, he became a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath, where he is currently a Co-Investigator on the LOCM and cSALSA projects, and conducts research in areas related to privacy, security, communication analysis, personal informatics, and data visualisation.



Main Research Areas

P I

Personal Informatics & Quantified Self



The practice of ‘self-tracking’ has become increasingly popular in recent years through the widespread use of sensor-enriched smart devices, wearable biometric sensors, and online activity logging services. Aggregation and analytics systems, which make use of tracking data, exhibit potential to revolutionise issues such as healthcare, wellbeing, sustainability and energy habits, for example by enabling self-assessment and monitoring, and facilitating behaviour change. The goal of my research is to understand and address the challenges of designing personal data aggregation and analytics systems. These solutions will take the form of data processing algorithms, interactive data visualizations, and design guidelines to support users in extracting meaningful insights from their data.

I V

Information Visualisation



I am a co-investigator for The Language of Collaborative Manufacturing, a £1.9M research project sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and led by the Universities of Bristol and Bath in collaboration with our industrial partners. We aim to deliver next-generation project dashboards and data visualisations that can identify potential project issues, improve productivity, and improve the management of aspects such as intellectual property, risk and cost.

C S

Cyber Security and Language

I am co-investigator on cSALSA, an EPSRC funded project, which studies cyber-security across three main life stages - amongst young people, those of working age, and older people. The research project focuses on how people's attitudes and behaviours towards cyber-security and risk change across the lifespan in sync with their goals and aspirations, cognitive abilities and knowledge and ability to control and adapt their cyber-security behaviour.




Research Publications


I am committed to open access and endeavour to publish in venues that are supportive of open access.


Journal Articles
Snider, C. et al. (2018). Engineering Project Health Management: A computational approach for project management support through analytics of digital engineering activity, 10.1109/TEM.2018.2846400 (In Press)
Jones, S. L. & Kelly, R. (2017). Dealing With Information Overload in Multifaceted Personal Informatics Systems, Human–Computer Interaction, DOI: 10.1080/07370024.2017.1302334

Conference Papers
Tabby Davies, Simon L. Jones & Ryan Kelly. (2019). Patient Perspectives on Self-Management Technologies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In Proceedings of ACM SIGCHI (CHI2019). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13 pages. (Conditionally Accepted)
Jones, S. L., Ferreira, D., Hosio, S., Goncalves, J. & Kostakos, V. (2015). "Revisitation analysis of smartphone app use." In Proc. 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, pp. 1197-1208. ACM, 2015
Gopsill J., Jones S., Snider C., Shi L. & Hicks B. (2015). The Evolution of Terminology within a Large Distributed Engineering Project. ICED15: The 20th International Conference on Engineering Design. Milan, Italy.
Jones, S. L., Payne, SJ., Hicks BJ., Gopsill JA. & Snider, C. (2015) Subject Lines as Sensors: Co-word Analysis of Email to Support the Management of Collaborative Engineering Work. ICED15: The 20th International Conference on Engineering Design. Milan, Italy.
Shi L., Newnes L. and Culley S.J., Gopsill, J., Jones, S. L. & Snider, C. (2015). Identifying and Visualising KPIs for Collaborative Engineering Projects: a Knowledge Based Approach. ICED15: The 20th International Conference on Engineering Design. Milan, Italy.
Snider, C., Hicks, B., Gopsill, J. A., Jones, S. (2015). Understanding Engineering Projects: An Integrated Vehicle Health Management Approach to Engineering Project Monitoring. ICED15: The 20th International Conference on Engineering Design. Milan, Italy.
Jones, S. L., Cotterill, R., Dewdney, N., Muir, K. & Joinson, A. (2014). Finding Zelig in Text: A Measure for Normalizing Linguistic Accommodation. COLING 2014: 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. Dublin, Ireland. August 23-29 2014.
Kostakos, V., Venkatanathan, J., Reynolds, B., Sadeh, N., Toch, E. Shaikh, S. & Jones, S. L. (2011). Who’s your best friend? Targeted privacy attacks in location-sharing social networks. UbiComp2011. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2030112.2030138
Jones, S. L. & O'Neill, E. 2011. Contextual dynamics of group-based sharing decisions. In Proc. 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1777-1786. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1978942.1979200
Jones, S. L. & O’Neill, E. 2010. Feasibility of Structural Network Clustering for Group-Based Privacy Control in Social Networks. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (Redmond, Washington, July 14 - 16, 2010). SOUPS '10. ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 9 , 13 pages. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1837110.1837122
Garzonis, S., Jones, S., Jay, T., & O'Neill, E. (2009, April). Auditory icon and earcon mobile service notifications: intuitiveness, learnability, memorability and preference. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1513-1522). ACM. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1518701.1518932
Jones, S. L. & O'Neill, E. 2009. Context-aware messaging: how personal, spatial and temporal constraints affect text-based communication. In Proc. 8th international Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (Cambridge, United Kingdom, November 22 - 25, 2009). MUM '09. ACM, New York, NY, 1-10. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1658550.1658558

Extended Abstracts / Workshop Papers
Patrick Millais, Simon L. Jones and Ryan Kelly. 2018. Exploring Data in Virtual Reality: Comparisons with 2D Data Visualizations. In Proceedings of the CHI'18 Extended Abstracts: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, April 21--26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3188537
Michael Kenning, Ryan Kelly and Simon L. Jones. 2018. Supporting Credibility Assessment of News in Social Media using Star Ratings and Alternate Sources. In Proceedings of the CHI'18 Extended Abstracts: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, April 21--26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Cillian Dudley and Simon L. Jones. 2018. Fitbit for the Mind?: An Exploratory Study of ‘Cognitive Personal Informatics’. In Proceedings of the CHI'18 Extended Abstracts: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, April 21--26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Aku Visuri, Zhanna Sarsenbayeva, Jorge Goncalves, Evangelos Karapanos, and Simon L. Jones. 2016. Impact of mood changes on application selection. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct (UbiComp '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 535-540. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2968219.2968317
Simon L. Jones and Ryan Kelly. 2016. Sensemaking Challenges in Personal Informatics and Self-Monitoring Systems. WISH 2016: Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare. CHI 2016. ACM.
Simon L. Jones and Ryan Kelly. 2016. Finding "Interesting" Correlations in Multi-Faceted Personal Informatics Systems. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3099-3106. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892401
Simon L. Jones. 2015. Exploring correlational information in aggregated quantified self data dashboards. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (UbiComp/ISWC'15 Adjunct). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1075-1080. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2800835.2800963
Jones, S., Payne, S.J. and Hicks, B.J. 2013. Visualization of Heterogeneous Text Data in Collaborative Engineering Projects. in The 3rd IEEE Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics. The 3rd IEEE Workshop on Interactive Visual Text Analytics, Atlanta , United States, 13-18 October.
Jones, S. and O’Neill, E. 2011. User experiences with group-based access control in a mobile photo-sharing application. In: PriMo 2011, Proceedings of the 5th IFIP WG 11.11 International Conference on Trust Management (IFIPTM 2011), Copenhagen, Denmark, 27–28 June 2011. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10922-011-9213-1
Kostakos, V., O'Neill, E. and Jones, S. 2008. Social Networking 2.0. In CHI '08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Florence, Italy, April 05 - 10, 2008). CHI '08. ACM, New York, NY, 3381-3386. DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1358628.1358861
Book Chapters
Davidson, B., Joinson, A. & Jones, S. (2017). Technologically Enhanced Dating: Augmented Human Relationships, Robots and Fantasy. To appear in: Networked Self: Love (In Press).
Joel-Edgar, S., Shi, L., Emanuel, L., Jones, S., Watts, L., Newnes, L., Payne, S., Hicks, B. & Culley, S. (2017). Visual support for complex repair operations in a global aerospace company. In: Bendoly, E. and Clark, S., eds. Visual Analytics for Management. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 100-112.

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RESEARCH PROJECTS AND COLLABORATORS


I'm very fortunate to work with a great group of collaborators and students. Here are just a few of my collaborators...

HCI Research Group

University of Bath

BathSPARC

Bath Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium RNHRD / University of Bath

Designability

National charity transforming the lives of people with disabilities and long term health conditions

Language of Collaborative Manufacturing

EPSRC Funded Project

cSalsa: Cyber Security across the Lifespan

EPSRC Funded Project

Cillian Dudley

PhD Researcher

Will Zhang

PhD Researcher

Thomas Williams

EngD Researcher

Contact Me

University of Bath Address

Email: S dot L dot JONES @bath.ac.uk

1 West Office 4.52

Department of Computer Science

University of Bath