Simon Tucker builds and evaluates novel technology for understanding complex multimedia data with a view to enabling users to access the information they need when they need it most.
Prior to joining PARC, Simon worked as a researcher and a lecturer at the University of Sheffield working for both the Department of Computer Science and the Information School. He contributed to numerous European projects developing audio interfaces for meetings as part of the AMI and AMIDA projects, investigating the impact of social media on Emergency Response for the WeKnowIt project, and built tools for audio access to cultural heritage for the MultiMatch project, amongst others.
Simon received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Sheffield, studying ecological methods for classifying transient underwater acoustic events under the supervision of Dr. Guy Brown. He earned his MEng in Software Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 2000. His work on Time Travel in meetings was awarded best paper at CSCW 2010, and he has received best paper nominations from the IUI and CHI conferences. He was awarded the Mappin Medal in 2000 for distinction in the faculty of Engineering.