Andrea Szymkowiak

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I am a Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction. My research focuses on the evaluation of user interfaces using task-based performance measures, eye tracking and psycho-physiological as well as qualitative measures in applied contexts, such as cybersecurity, games and AI. 



I presently teach on the topics of user experience and project management and co-lead the MSc in Applied Artificial Intelligence and User Experience.

- User Experience Research (CMP513)

- Professional Project Planning and Prototyping (CMP308)

- Professional Project Development and Delivery (CMP311)

- Designing for the User (CMP206)

I would welcome to work with Honours or post-graduate students interested in exploring the user experience with technology.



Research interests

My recent research interests in HCI and UX relate to the areas of:

- cybersecurity

- agent design

- retail

- AI 

- food presentation

- visualisations

I am currently supervising 2 PhD students in the area of cybersecurity and witness testimony.


Recent projects include:

2022 InGAME (R&D Hub for the Dundee video games cluster)

2020 SmARtview (data retrieval and monitoring of cattle)

2016 Create Converge, EU Interreg



  • Reviewer: EPSRC, Carnegie Trust,
  • Reviewer: Journal of Personal & Ubiquitous Computing, British Journal of Psychology, International Journal on Universal Access in the Information Society, HCI Conference, NordiChi Conference, International Journal of Technology and Human Behaviour
  • Guest Editor for Frontiers Journal
  • Research Consultant at NCR
  • External Examiner, Psychology, University of St. Andrews – 2008-2012

Knowledge Exchange

2020 InGAME, Co-I

2020 SmARtview, Cow recognition and data retrieval

2016 Create Converge, EU Interreg, Co-investigator

2013 Smart Algorithms for Media and Object Verification and Recognition I (Industry Partner), Principal Investigator

2013 Self-service experience research (Industry Partner), Principal Investigator

2012 Smart Algorithms for Media and Object Verification and Recognition II (Industry Partner), Principal Investigator

2012 The Mental Model of Self-service Technology (Industry Partner), Principal Investigator

2012 The application of human-like agents in self-service technology, Royal Academy of Engineering, Industrial Secondment (NCR), Principal Investigator

2011 A journey through the consumer experience; Industry-facing project (Industry Partner), MSc by Research Studentship

2011 A journey through the consumer experience – Research project to initiate links with Dalian Maritime University, China (Industry Partner), Principal Investigator

2010 Smart Algorithms for Media and Object Verification and Recognition - SAMOVAR (Industry Partner), Principal Investigator


Study conducted and displayed at Dundee Science Centre (June-September 2012), Exhibition: Robot - The Fantasy & the Reality; attracted over 30,000 visitors

Space School 2007-2011

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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