Academic, Film Buff, Juggler, Drinker, Philosopher ... OK, so maybe I'm not really a philosopher.
All About Me
Director of Human Computer Interaction (Full Professor), State University of New York (Oswego), U.S.A.
Visiting Associate Professor of Digital Forensics, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
Director, Aims Solutions Ltd. (VR Simulation Company), Nottingham, England
On the Mines, Africa ...
Virtual Reality, UK ...
RMIT, Australia ...
I have been involved in research examining the use of digital evidence in courtrooms, particularly virtual reconstructions (using computer games, graphics and virtual reality technology), for many years.
I am specifically interested in the representation and understanding of visual evidentiary information in the courtroom environment. Much of this academic research in the forensic area has concentrated on the investigation of the prejudicial effect of digital evidence, validation and verification procedures, admissibility of digital evidence and the mathematical uncertainty concerned with digital evidence. I have been recognised internationally as a leading academic in this field, and have been used as an expert witness in courts all over the world.
Over my many years of teaching I have taught courses in a range of subjects : from engineering surveying to finance, from artificial intelligence to computer graphics, from programming to physics. A few of the courses I currently teach are described below :
Intro to HCI
Computer Game Design
I have always been fascinated by computer technology and enjoy exploring new developments. My interest in visual arts such as theatre, cinema, comic art, painting and computer games has led to a enduring fascination with the integration some of these art forms with computer graphics techniques. In my spare time I have been involved in a number of collaborative projects with different artists, developing innovative computer animations and virtual environments. These have included comic book adaptations, film special effects, museum exhibits, theatre set design projects and even the development of interactive projection screens at all-night ‘rave’ dance events.
Dr. Damian Schofield
Director of Human Computer Interaction
429 Shineman Building, Department of Computer Science
State University of New York (at Oswego)
7060 Route 104, Oswego, New York, 13126-3599, U.S.A.