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Department of Computer Science and Technology

  • Research Associate, Security
  • Doctoral Student, Systems and Networking
  • This person is no longer active in the department.

I am under construction, putting the finishing touches to my doctoral thesis titled "Obstacles to Wearable Computing".

Do you own an item of wearable technology? Are you wearing it now? Me neither. What's to be done about that? Watch this space for an edge-of-your-seat adventure in answering these and many more exciting research questions.

In the meantime, please enjoy my COVID briefings here and here

The director's cut of briefing #8 is on Light Blue Touchpaper

The complete series of COVID briefings by my brilliant colleagues is here.



Oliver, H., 2021. How not to be seen: privacy and security considerations in the design of everyday wearable technology. Extended abstract. In Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy (CADE 2021), June 2-3 2021, Virtual Venice. IET, London, 2021.

Oliver, H., 2019. Design fiction for real-world connected wearables. In The 5th ACM Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications (WearSys’19), June 21, 2019, Seoul, Republic of Korea. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 6 pages. DOI: 10.1145/3325424.3329664. 

Conference Demo: Oliver, H., 2019. Participatory design fiction for innovation in everyday wearable IoT systems. Demonstrated at the Fourth ACM/IEEE Conference on Internet of Things Design and Implementation (IoTDI 2019), Montreal, 15-18 April 2019. DOI10.1145/3302505.3312597.

Prizewinner for “Best Innovator”- Conference Presentation: Oliver, H., 2018. Design fiction for wearables: the story so far. Presented at the 5th Annual Oxbridge Women in Computer Science Conference, Cambridge, 15 March 2018.

Oliver, H., 2016. Every brutal choice has elegance, grace: decoding dress in NBC’s Hannibal. Book chapter accepted for publication in Eating the Rude: Hannibal Lecter and the Fannibals, Criminals, and Legacy of America’s Favorite Cannibal. Eds. Moody, K., and Yanes, N. McFarland Press. Jefferson, USA. April 2020: chapter not printed due to editors' error. 

Oliver, H., McSharry, P. 2015. A design proto-pattern for continuously evaluated forecasting in IBM® InfoSphere® Streams. Software: Practice and Experience (2015). DOI: http://10.1002/spe.2316.

Oliver, H., 2014. The Automagic Box of Beauty: a prototypical smart device as use case example for user-centered decision support via the Hub-of-all-Things. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS 2015). INSTICC, 2015. Angers, France, 11-13 February 2015. DOI: 10.5220/0005330000910096.

Bar-Geva, Y., Crowcroft, J., Oliver, H. 2013. Tearing down the protocol wall with software defined networking. In Proceedings of the 2013 Workshop on Software Defined Networks for Future Networks and Services (SDN4FNS 2013), pp. 1-9. IEEE, 2013. Trento, Italy, November 11-13, 2013. DOI:10.1109/SDN4FNS.2013.6702559

Oliver, H., Eng, N., Aurisicchio, M. 2011. Using bidirectionally hyperlinked concept maps to analyze nonlinear narratives. In Proceedings of ACM Hypertext Narrative and Hypertext Workshop 2011, pp. 47-50. Presented June 6, 2011, at the ACM Hypertext 2011 (HT2011) conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands. Available online at (accessed 5 June 2020).

Software: Oliver, H., 2010-2012. designVUE ( accessed 5 June 2020). 

Workshop Presentation: Oliver, H., Eng, N., Aurisicchio, M. 2011. Enhancing an open-source concept mapping tool to support the fashion design process – improving aesthetics and usability. Diagramming And Spatial Hypertext Software (DASHS) Workshop, June 6, 2011, at ACM Hypertext 2011 (HT2011), Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Oliver, H., et al. 2010. Data triangulation in a user evaluation of the Sealife semantic web browsersIn Proceedings of the Second International ICST Conference on Electronic Healthcare for the 21st Century (eHealth 2009). Istanbul, 23-25 September 2009. LNICST, vol. 27, pp. 80-87. Springer, Heidelberg (2010).

Oliver, H., et al. 2009. A user-centered evaluation framework for the Sealife semantic web browsers. BMC Bioinformatics, Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences, 2008, BMC Bioinformatics 2009, 10(Suppl 10):S14, DOI:10.1186/1471- 2105-10-S10-S1. Available online at (accessed 5 June 2020).

de Quincey, E., Oliver, H., et al. 2009. Mining for patterns of semantic link usage: do domain users actually like semantic browsing? I n Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology - Workshops (WI-IAT 2009). International Workshop on Intelligent Web Interaction (IWI'09), held in Conjunction with WI 2009, Milan, Italy, September 2009. DOI:10.1109/WI-IAT.2009.228

Conference Abstract: Oliver, H., Jupp, S., et al. 2009. Evaluating the user experience of the Sealife semantic web browsers. In Proceedings of the 17th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), Clinical Microbiology and Infection, Volume 15, Supplement 4, Helsinki, Finland, 16-19 May 2009.

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