Job title: ECA Technologies Strategy Director, Professor of Digital Media

Role: Director for Design and Digital Media

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2335 / 4420 - HCRC


Research: See Prof John Lee on Edinburgh Research Explorer

Current PhD students

Dorothea Kalogianni

Magnus Lawrie

Bassam Al Shiekh

Graham Shawcross

Dandian Yang

Hantian Zhang

PhD Supervision Topics

John Lee is Professor of Digital Media at the University of Edinburgh. He has been Deputy Director of the Human Communication Research Centre since 1993. He has directed the highly successful Msc programme in Design and Digital Media since it was founded in 1999.

He has held a number of externally funded research projects, and coordinated the Edinburgh-Stanford Link programme, a collaboration on speech and language technology with Stanford University, USA. Much of his research centres on various aspects of cognition, communication and uses of technology in design and learning.

Coyne, Richard, John Lee, and Denitsa Petrova. 2017. “Re-Visiting The Flipped Classroom In A Design Context”. Journal Of Learning Design 10 (2).
Chueng-Nainby, Priscilla, John Lee, Bingxin Zi, and Astury Gardin. 2016. “A Creative Ontological Analysis Of Collective Imagery During Co-Design For Service Innovation”. In Proceedings Of Drs 2016. Vol. 3. DRS.
Mustafa, Janan, and John Lee. 2013. “Dialogical Reinterpretation And The Productivity Of The Conceptual Stage Of Design”. The International Journal Of Visual Design 7 (1).
Leung, Siu-wai, John Lee, Chris Johnson, and D. Robertson. 2012. “Design Preferences And Cognitive Styles: Experimentation By Automated Website Synthesis”. Automated Experimentation 4 (2).
Lee, John, Maria Dima, and Mark Wright. 2011. “A Haptically-Augmented Interface For Digital Character Animation”. In Siggraph Asia. SIGGRAPH Asia.
Lee, John. 2011. “Content, Conflict, Control: Semantics And Subversion”. In First International K-Teams Workshop On Semantics And Collaborative Technologies For The Web. Politehnica University of Bucharest.
Lee, John. 2011. “Ontology And The Scottish Building Regulations”. In Ontologies In Urban Development Projects. Springer-Verlag GmbH.
Lee, John, Maria Dima, and Mark Wright. 2010. “Hapty : A Haptically Augmented Animation Tool”, Poster Presentation”. In Create 2010. CREATE 2010.
Lee, John, Maria Dima, and Mark Wright. 2010. “Exploration Of Direct Bi-Manual Interaction In Digitally Mediated Stop-Motion Animation”. In Proceedings Of Nordichi. NordiCHI 2010.
Lee, John. 2010. “Vicarious Learning From Tutorial Dialogue”. In Sustaining Tel: From Innovation To Learning And Practice. Springer-Verlag GmbH.
Lee, John, Mark Wright, X Cao, A Ulattil, and Maria Dima. 2009. “Designing A Haptically Extended Interface For Digitally Animating 3D Articulated Characters”. In Eva London 2009. EVA London 2009.
Lee, John, K. Karatzas, and L Zhu. 2009. “Urban Environmental Information Perception And Multimodal Communication:”. In Multimodal Signals: Cognitive And Algorithmic Issues (Selected Papers From Cost Action 2102 1St International Training School. COST Action 2102 1st International Training School.
Pease, Alison, Alan Smaill, Simon Colton, and John Lee. 2009. “Bridging The Gap Between Argumentation Theory And The Philosophy Of Mathematics”. Foundations Of Science 14 (1-2).
He, Daqing, G. Ritchie, and John Lee. 2008. “References To Graphical Objects In Interactive Multimodal Queries”. Knowledge-Based Systems 21 (7).
Rabold, Susen, Stuart Anderson, John Lee, and N. Mayo. 2008. “Youtute: Online Social Networking For Vicarious Learning”. In Proceedings Of The Icl2008. Kassel University Press.
Dima, Maria, D Arvind, John Lee, and Mark Wright. 2008. “Haptically Extended Augmented Prototyping”. In Proceedings Of International Symposium For Mixed And Augmented Reality. IEEE Computer Society.
Lee, John, G. Stapleton, and J. Howse. 2008. Diagrammatic Representation And Inference. Diagrammatic Representation And Inference. Springer.
Lee, John, and K. Karatzas. 2008. “Developments In Urban Environmental Information Perception And Communication”. In Emss 2008: International Congress On Environmental Modelling And Software, Integrating Sciences And Information Technology For Environmental Assessment And Decision Making.. EMSs 2008: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, Integrating Sciences and Information Technology for Environmental Assessment and Decision Making.
Mavrikis, Manolis, Antony Maciocia, and John Lee. 2007. “Towards Predictive Modelling Of Student Affect From Web-Based Interactions”. In Artificial Intelligence In Education. I O S PRESS.
Karavolos, M, A Roe, M Wilson, J Henderson, J Lee, D Gally, and C Khan. 2005. “Type Iii Secretion Of The Salmonella Effector Protein Sope Is Mediated Via An N-Terminal Amino Acid Signal And Not An Mrna Sequence”. Journal Of Bacteriology 187 (5).
Pease, Alison, Simon Colton, Alan Smaill, and John Lee. 2004. “A Model Of Lakatos’S Philosophy Of Mathematics”. In Proceedings Of The European Computing And Philosophy Conference (Ecap 2004).
Pease, Alison, Simon Colton, Alan Smaill, and John Lee. 2002. “Lakatos And Machine Creativity”. In Second Workshop On Creative Systems, Approaches To Creativity In Artificial Intelligence And Cognitive Science, European Conference On Artificial Intelligence (Ecai 2002).
Pease, Alison, Simon Colton, Alan Smaill, and John Lee. 2002. “Semantic Negotiation: Modelling Ambiguity In Dialogue”. In Proceedings Of The 6Th Workshop On The Semantics And Pragmatics Of Dialogue (Edilog 2002).
Lee, J., D. Robertson, S. Leung, and C Johnson. 2002. “Using Web Site Synthesis In An Experiment On The Causal Perception Of Aviation Accidents”. In Workshop On The Investigation And Reporting Of Incidents And Accidents (Iria 2002). Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow.
Pease, Alison, Simon Colton, Alan Smaill, and John Lee. 2001. “A Multi-Agent Approach To Modelling Interaction In Human Mathematical Reasoning”. In The 2001 International Conference On Intelligent Agent Technology (Iat-01). World Scientific.
Carbogim, D., D. Robertson, and J. Lee. 2000. “Argument-Based Applications To Knowledge Engineering”. Knowledge Engineering Review 15 (2).
Inder, Robert, Jonathan Kilgour, and John Lee. 1998. “Automatic Generation Of Diagrammatic Web Site Maps”. In Proceedings Of The 1998 Acm Symposium On Applied Computing. ACM.
Yang, S., D. Robertson, and J. Lee. 1995. “Use Of Case-Based Reasoning In The Domain Of Building Regulations”. In Advances In Case-Based Reasoning. Springer-Verlag GmbH.
Yang, Soon, David Robertson, and John Lee. 1993. “Kics: A Knowledge-Intensive Case-Based Reasoning System For Building Regulations And Case Histories”. In Proceedings Of 4Th International Conference On Ai And Law. ACM.