Mark N. Gasson was a senior research fellow at the School of Systems Engineering, University of Reading in the UK and now holds the post of visiting research fellow. He obtained his first degree in Cybernetics and Control Engineering in 1998 from the Department of Cybernetics at Reading, and obtained his Ph.D. in 2005 for developing an experimental invasive interface between the nervous system of a human volunteer and a computer system. His interdisciplinary research interests predominantly centre around user-centric applications of emerging technologies, with specific focus on pushing the envelope of Human-Machine interaction. In 2009 he demonstrated the privacy issues of creating detailed behavioural profiles using GPS in mobile phones, and the following year became the first human to be infected by a computer virus using an RFID device implanted in his hand. In 2010 he was the General Chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 2010) in Australia.

  • Speaker Mark Gasson
  • Talk title Human implants: from invasive to pervasive
  • Category 2012 speaker
  • Date May 5th, 2012