Steve Benford is the Professor of Collaborative Computing at the University of Nottingham where he co-founded the MRL. He is a co-investigator of the Equator IRC. He has published over 250 works, including six papers in ACM Transactions on CHI, 18 full papers at CHI (including a best paper award in 2005), 3 recent articles in Communications of the ACM and a full technical paper at SIGGRAPH.
His work has been supported through EPSRC (including the IRC, CSCW, Multimedia Network Applications, Healthcare Informatics, Flightdeck Safety and ROPA schemes), AHRB, ESRC, and under the European Basic, Long Term and Future and Emerging Technologies research programmes. He was project manager of the EU funded KidStory project and is current scientific manager of the Integrated Project on Pervasive Gaming. He is a recipient of the 2003 Prix Ars Electronic Golden Nica for Interactive Art as has been BAFTA nominated in 2000, 2002 and 2005.