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Creating a calm computing future

Creating a calm computing future


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 Christine Satchell

 Christine Satchell PhD


Christine is the co-founder and director of the mobile phone startup Swarm Systems. She has worked extensively in the hybrid industry/academic space including projects for Sony Computer Science Labs in Paris, Nokia Research Labs in Norway, Novell, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (privacy division), and XBox in Melbourne. In 2013 the Australian Government selected Christine’s project ‘Mobile Phones for Personal Safety After Dark’ as the work that best exemplified Australian research.

The Acting Prime Minister presented her with a prestigious three year Discovery Research Grant to found the 'HCI After Dark'​ project which develops new technology for personal safety in the city. Christine has 87 peer reviewed publications (cited by 487) in the most intentionally respected and competitive conferences and journals - CHI, CSCW, SIGGRAPH, JIS, and Ubicomp. She is also the co-editor of the book, 'From Social Butterfly to Urban Citizen: The Evolution of the Mobile Phone User', published by MIT Press. She is on the Technical Program Committee as an Associate Chair of Design for CHI 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.



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