PhD Researcher, FIT Lab
I am currently a PhD researcher in the Future Interaction Technology research group under the supervision of Professor Harold Thimbleby. My PhD commenced in January 2010 working on the EPSRC funded research project CHI-MED, which aims to improve the usability and safety of interactive medical devices.
My research focuses on the devices used by patients to monitor their own medical conditions. Specifically I have been investigating the tools available to diabetic patients such as glucose monitors.
Previously I worked on techniques to aid the location of information within digital documents and navigation techniques for digital documents with Dr. George Buchanan.
- Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
- Safety Critical HCI
- Contextual Use of Devices
- Document Navigation and Document Triage (but very part-time recently)
- T. Owen, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby, Understanding User Requirements in Take-Home Diabetes Management Technologies.
In Proceedings of HCI 2012, The 26th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, HCI 2012 (pages 268-273), Birmingham UK, September 2012.
- J. Pearson, T. Owen, H. Thimbleby, G. Buchanan, Co-Reading: Investigating Collaborative Group Reading.
In Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital Libraries, JCDL 2012 (pages 325-334), Washington DC, June 2012. Nominated for Best Paper.
- T. Owen, G. Buchanan, P. Eslambolchilar, F. Loizides, Supporting Early Document Navigation with Semantic Zooming.
In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2010 (pages 168-178), Gold Coast, Australia, June 2010. Awarded Best Paper.
- G. Buchanan, T. Owen, Improving Skim Reading for Document Triage.
In Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Information Interaction in
Context, IIiX 2008 (pages 83-88), London, October 2008.
- G. Buchanan, T. Owen, Improving Navigation Interaction in Digital Documents.
In Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital libraries, JCDL 2008 (pages 389-392), Pittsburgh, June 2008.
- T. Owen
Don’t Let Me Down: Using Contextual Information to Aid Diabetics.
In Proceedings of the 13th international conference on Ubiquitous computing, UbiComp 2011, Beijing, September 2011. Awarded Student Travel Grant from IGRS (闪联) to attend.
- T. Owen, G. Buchanan, H. Thimbleby,
Using Contextual Factors to Assist Diabetes Management.
At Balancing Creativity & Evidence for Patient Safety, 2012, Bradford, November 2012.
- T. Owen, P. Eslambolchilar, G. Buchanan, R. Bracken,
Anticipating Error: Analysing Blood Glucose Monitors for Potential Patient Use Errors.
At Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes, ATTD 2011, London, February 2011.
- T. Owen,
Improving Image Navigation in Digital Documents.
M.Sc. Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Wales, Swansea, July.
- Summer University
- Year 12 Summer University Involved with Swansea Summer University which offered 16 - 17 year olds the opportunity to experience university life. Prepared and delivered course material introducing fundamental Computer Science concepts to the summer students. 2011 & 2012.
- Teaching Assistant Duties
- CS-150 (Concepts of Computer Science I) - 2011/2012.
- CS-368/CS-M88 (Embedded Systems) - 2011/2012.
- CS-M79 (Hardware and Devices) - 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2011/2012.
- CS-M41 (Programming in Java) - 2010/2011.
- E-mail: cstomo at swansea dot ac dot uk
- Telephone: +44 (0) 1792 602693 (Internal extension: 2693)
- Office: Future Interaction Technology Lab, Faraday Tower room 503
- Address: Future Interaction Technology Lab, Computer Science Department, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK