Professor Yvonne Rogers FRS

Yvonne Rogers is a pioneer of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and one of the leaders who created the field of Ubiquitous Computing. Her research is concerned with augmenting human activities with a diversity of computational technologies. She investigates, invents, and designs interactive technologies that enhance life through extending learning, every day and work activities. She is the director of UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) and a Deputy Head of the Computer Science department at UCL. Previous professorial positions have been held at the Open University, Sussex University and Indiana University.

She is best known for her foundational work on innovative learning technologies, new theories about how technology enhances human behaviour (e.g., external cognition) and alternative methodologies (e.g., in the wild studies). Her extensive research has been influential in shaping HCI and has led to many books and publications.

Yvonne is a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Fellow of the ACM's CHI Academy. She was awarded the Royal Society Robin Milner Medal for Computer Science (2022) and a MRC and Suffragette Award in Mathematics and Computing (2020).

Professional position

  • UCLIC Director, Professor of Interaction Design, and Deputy Head, Department of Computer Science, University College London (UCL)


  • Royal Society Milner Award

    for contributions to Human-Computer Interaction and the design of human-centred technology.