Professor Duska Rosenberg

Job: Professor of Informatics

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Cyber Technology Institute (CTI) (Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL))

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6170




Personal profile

  • Informatics
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Online Learning
  • Human-Computer Interaction.

Research group affiliations

Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL)

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Funded Research projects:

SWan Innovation: Videoconferencing Usability 2008 - 2009 with St.George’s Hospital University of London and Kingston University. This project represents an application of the theoretical approach developed in EU F5 projects SANE and SCALE. The Human Environment Framework based on the people-place-process perspectives in modelling communication in mediated settings provides the theoretical underpinning to the service model for blended learning.

The Conversational Intelligence project, together with Prof S P Peters, Stanford University, and Keith Devlin H-Star Research, Stanford University, funded by the Leverhulme Foundation. The research is focused on theory development in the area of Conversational Intelligence to underpin Human Language Technologies aspect of Ambient Intelligence. I have organised Leverhulme workshops and lectures on this topic and have obtained HSS Faculty funding (Royal Holloway University of London) to create a research network that would work together both in face-to-face meetings and in videoconferencing sessions.

ARC (Academic Research Collaboration) 2006 – 2008 with University of Wiesbaden to develop Augmented Reality applications for technology-enhanced learning and design usability experiments in virtual classroom.

ColLAB (Collaborative Learning Laboratory) funded by HEFCE to host technology-enhanced learning sessions across the research network in UK and overseas, maintains external links with Universities of Stanford, Wiesbaden, Zagreb and supports basic research in Human Communication.

The EU projects, SANE and SCALE were funded under Framework V. The Human Environment Framework, developed by iCOM ICT, represents a continuation of the project SANE ( SCALE project is also completed, with continuing progress in the development of the theoretical approach to the use of argumentation theory in organizational decision-making ( .

Research interests/expertise

  • People and Technology
  • Business, Educational and Social opportunities of ICT
  • Workplace Studies
  • Mobile Technologies

Areas of teaching

  • Business Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • People and Technology
  • Language Technologies


1971  BA(Hons) English Language&Literature/Ethnology, Departments of English and Ethnology, Filozofski Fakultet, University of Zagreb, Croatia

1976 MA Linguistics, Department of Linguistic Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Reading 

1986 Diploma in Computing and Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge-Base Systems Centre, South Bank University

1994 PhD in Computer Science, Brunel University  

Staff Training in Student Counseling, Conflict Management, Staff Appraisal, Recruitment and Selection, both at Brunel University and RHUL.

Courses taught

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer-supported Cooperative Work
  • People and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing

Membership of external committees

Member of the International Programme Committee ECCE10 (European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics)

Member of the Roundtable for ICT and Virtualisation, Charity Times, October 2007

Conference Programme Committee:


  • Social Intelligence Design
  • Design Computing and Cognition


Conference attendance

Special interest group on ‘Social Intelligence Design’ and am a co-chair (with Toyoaki Nishida, Tokyo and Renate Fruchter, Stanford) of its 2nd Workshop held 6-8 July 2003 at RHUL and the 4th workshop in March 2006 at Kyoto, 6th workshop in Trento 4 – 6 July 2007. The conference papers have been published in Special Issues of AI & Society vol 19: Understanding Mediated Communication and in vol 22 Mediated Communication in Action: Social Intelligence Design Perspective. iCOM also organised SID2010 - 9th International Workshop on Social Intelligence Design: Engaging with and within Technologies – Social Relationships and Design Issues.

Consultancy work

Stent Raynesway Construction (Balfour Beatty)

Hercules Piling Ltd.

Magi - Multi-media Tools and Applications

Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, with British Petroleum

AT&T Research, Cambridge (with DEGW)

Mitani-Sanyo, Japan

Current research students

Acting Supervisor for:

Najah Alfaize

Shaden AlGhamdi

Abeer Baslem

Abdullah Bajahzar

Hamad Mcfarre

Professional esteem indicators

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce - FRSA (
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Computing and Design, Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Expert Evaluator for EU research proposals in ICT, EPSRC 
  • External Professor in Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning at Rotterdam School of Management, from October 2000 till 2002.
  • External Examiner (PhD) Engineering Department, Cambridge University, Henley School of Management, Kingston University, Birkbeck College University of London, University of Humanist Studies, The Netherlands; Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
  • Senior Researcher at CSLI, Stanford University, USA since 1994  
  • Senior Research Faculty, ISCE (Institute for Study of Coherence & Emergence) since 1998
  • Visiting Researcher, Goldsmiths College University of London since 2011
  • Reviewer for:
    • Discourse Processes, Multidisciplinary Journal in Computational Linguistics,
    • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies
    • CSLI publications, Stanford University on papers in the area of Social Aspects of Computing;

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