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Research interests

I am interested in how new technologies might influence the social and cognitive development of children, especially children with developmental disorders like autism.

 

Biography

I graduated with undergraduate and masters degrees in Psychology from the University of Birmingham, followed by a PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Nottingham. I was an ESRC Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, before becoming a Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and then a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde. I joined Heriot-Watt University in 2012 as a Reader.

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Robots Engineering & Materials Science
Autistic Disorder Medicine & Life Sciences
autism Social Sciences
Artificial intelligence Engineering & Materials Science
Pupil Medicine & Life Sciences
Computer keyboards Engineering & Materials Science
Human computer interaction Engineering & Materials Science
learning performance Social Sciences

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Research Output 2000 2019

An architecture for emotional facial expressions as social signals

Aylett, R., Ritter, C., Lim, M. Y., Broz, F., McKenna, P., Keller, I. & Rajendran, G., 19 Mar 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Affecticve Computing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Mirrors
Processing

Identifying Embodied Metaphors for Computing Education

Manches, A., McKenna, P. E., Rajendran, G. & Robertson, J., 31 Jan 2019, In : Computers in Human Behavior.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

metaphor
education
female student
cognition
video

Blending human and artificial intelligence to support autistic children's social communication skills

Porayska-Pomsta, K., Alcorn, A. M., Avramides, K., Beale, S., Bernardini, S., Foster, M. E., Frauenberger, C., Good, J., Guldberg, K., Keay-Bright, W., Kossyvaki, L., Lemon, O., Mademtzi, M., Menzies, R., Pain, H., Rajendran, G., Waller, A., Wass, S. & Smith, T. J., 20 Dec 2018, In : ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. 25, 6, 35.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Artificial intelligence
Communication
Intelligent virtual agents

Blending Human and Artificial Intelligence to Support Autistic Children’s Social Communication Skills

Porayska-Pomsta, K., Alcorn, A. M., Avramides, K., Beale, S., Bernardini, S., Foster, M. E., Frauenberger, C., Good, J., Guldberg, K., Keay-Bright, W., Kossyvaki, L., Lemon, O., Mademtzi, M., Menzies, R., Pain, H., Rajendran, G., Waller, A., Wass, S. & Smith, T. J., 21 Aug 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artificial intelligence
Communication
Intelligent virtual agents
physical education
research method
cognition
emotion
ability

Activities 2012 2016

  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Membership of committee

Rajendran, G.(2016). Robots, virtual environments & developmental disorders: technology advancement needs neurodiversity

Gnanathusharan Rajendran (Speaker)
8 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Serious games for children: a developmental psychology approach (Keynote)

Gnanathusharan Rajendran (Speaker)
24 Mar 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Wellcome Trust (External organisation)

Gnanathusharan Rajendran (Member)
17 Jun 201518 Jun 2015

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2008

Gnanathusharan Rajendran (Participant)
14 Apr 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2014

Gnanathusharan Rajendran (Participant)
10 Apr 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Press / Media