Researcher biography

Dr. Glencross' research interests are in computer graphics, human computer interaction and the application of these areas to real industry problems.

Glencross is director for teaching and learning in the school of ITEE and leads the Graphics and Visualisation theme in the Centre for Energy Data Innovation, where she directs research into tools and technologies to support decision making in the Energy sector. With a background in industry focused research, her work in computer graphics has been supported through industry contracts and research council funding. Her work has had commercial impacts across computer games, visual effects, displays, mobile phones and image-based capture technologies.

She previously led the technical product management of a Graphics Processor Unit at ARM Ltd (UK), the intellectual property for which is deployed in mobile phone handsets. Glencross co-founded two UK-based technology startups; as research director of Pismo Software, she led innovation in automated 3D content creation pipelines for Virtual Reality interior design for Yulio Inc. As director for research at, a smart heating company, Glencross led the research and development of an advanced intelligence heating system device.

She serves the computer graphics community as SIGGRAPH 2023 Emerging Technologies Chair. She is also member of the steering committee of the ACM PACM journals, and associate editor of the Computers & Graphics journal. She is recognised as a senior member of the ACM.

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