Simone Stumpf received a PhD in Computer Science in 2001 and a BSc in Computer Science with Cognitive Science in 1996, both from University College London. She is currently a Senior Lecturer at City University London, Centre for HCI Design. Previously, she conducted research at Oregon State University, USA, and University College London, UK. Dr Stumpf also has industrial experience as a User Experience Architect. Her research centres on end-user interactions with intelligent systems, end-user development and personal information management. She is a member of the End Users Shaping Effective Software (EUSES) consortium, an international collaboration to develop and investigate technologies that support end-users to directly influence software behaviour.