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Adrian Clear

Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in Digital Living

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

Campus Address

Room 238, Pandon Building

0191 227 4032


  • PhD Computer Science
  • BSc Computer Science

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Adrian is interested in HCI and sustainability in the home, the workplace, and the city. His work covers various domains including thermal comfort, energy, and food, and involves qualitative and quantitative methods, pervasive sensing and sensor data analysis, infovis, and designing digital technologies for reshaping everyday practices in more sustainable ways.

Key areas: Human-Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, Sustainability

Key Publications

Adrian K. Clear, Sam Finnigan, Patrick Olivier, and Rob Comber. “I’d want to burn the data or at least nobble the numbers”: Towards data-mediated building management for comfort and energy use. In Proceedings of CSCW 2017. Portland, OR. February, 2017.

Adrian K. Clear, Kirstie O’Neill, Adrian Friday, and Mike Hazas. Bearing an Open “Pandora’s Box”: HCI for Reconciling Everyday Food and Sustainability. In ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). Volume 23 Issue 5, November 2016.

Carolynne Lord, Mike Hazas, Adrian K. Clear, Oliver Bates, Rosalind Whittam, Janine Morley, and Adrian Friday. Demand in my pocket: mobile devices and the data connectivity marshalled in support of everyday practice. In Proceedings of CHI 2015. Seoul, KR. April, 2015.

Adrian K. Clear, Adrian Friday, Mike Hazas, and Carolynne Lord. Catch my drift? Achieving comfort more sustainably in conventionally heated buildings. In Proceedings of DIS 2014. Vancouver, CA. June, 2014.

Oliver Bates, Mike Hazas, Adrian Friday, Janine Morley and Adrian K. Clear. Towards an Holistic View of the Energy and Environmental Impacts of Domestic Media and IT. In Proceedings of CHI 2014. Toronto, CA. April, 2014.

Adrian K. Clear, Janine Morley, Mike Hazas, Adrian Friday and Oliver Bates. Understanding Adaptive Thermal Comfort: New directions for Ubicomp. In Proceedings of Ubicomp 2013. Zurich, CH. September, 2013.

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2016YL_CM0645BNN: Individual Project

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