Benett Axtell (Post-Doc)

My research is around working with people to create novel domestic technologies that help families and communities to connect. My interests bring art and science together to find new ways to think about digital interactions.

Irene Ye Yuan (Post-Doc)

My research involves designing technology to better support people’s collaborative activities in both social and non-social contexts. My interests focus in the area of Human-Computer Interaction and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.

Hanieh Shakeri (PhD)

My research is about creating tangible and wearable technologies that connect people and enrich their day-to-day experiences. I’m interested in human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, and interaction design.

Dr. Carman Neustaedter, Director

My research is in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design, where I study social culture, user behaviors, group collaboration, and ubiquitous and mobile technology design.


Post-Doctoral Fellows

Graduate Students

  • Dr. Punyashlok Dash (2023)
  • Dr. Dongqi Han (2022) (now at Huawei)
  • Chelsea Mills (2022)
  • Dr. Brennan Jones (2021) (now at Meta)
  • Dr. Lillian Yang (2020) (now at Google)
  • Dr. Yasamin Heshmat (2020) (now at Electronic Arts)
  • Nafiz Khan, MSc (2019) (now at Communications)
  • Dr. Azadeh Forghani, PhD (2019) (now at Microsoft, past Digital Health Circle)
  • Dr. Carolyn Pang, PhD (2018) (now at McGill University, past City of Burnaby)
  • Rui Pan, MSc (2017) (now at JP Morgan, past Work Applications Co., Amazon)
  • Samarth Singhal, MSc (2017) (now at Unity, past Finger Food Studios, Thalmic Labs, North)
  • Stephanie Wong, MSc (2017) (now at Q4, past True North Management)
  • Dr. Victoria Moulder, PhD (2016) (now at University of Tokyo)
  • Dr. Erick Oduor, PhD (2015) (now at IBM Research Africa)
  • Jason Procyk, MSc (2015) (now at Electronic Arts, past FCV Interactive)
  • Dan Hawkins, MSc (2015) (now at Camp Pacific, past HootSuite)
  • Dr. Serena Hillman, PhD (2014) (now at Microsoft, past SMART Technologies, Electronic Arts)
  • Carolyn Pang, MSc (2013) (now at Oracle, past McGill University, past City of Burnaby)
  • Dr. Tejinder Judge, PhD, Virginia Tech (2010) (now at Google)

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Marilena Müller, MITACS Intern (2021)
  • Macguire Rintoul, Research Assistant (2019-2020)
  • Carolyn Yip, Research Assistant (2019-2020)
  • Zixuan Tan, MITACS Intern (2019)
  • Alireza Mogharrab, Research Assistant and Undergraduate Honours (2019)
  • Kyle McCaffrey, Research Assistant (2019)
  • Zikun Yang, MITACS Intern (2018)
  • Xiaoxuan ‘Anty’ Xiong, MITACS Intern (2017)
  • Hanieh Shakeri, Research Assistant (2016-2017)
  • Jiazhuo Qin, MITACS Intern (2016)
  • Yee Loong Ooi, Research Assistant (2016)
  • Niala Moallem, Research Assistant (2015)
  • Uddipana Baishya, MITACS Intern (2015)
  • Vũ Mạnh Cường, MITACS Intern (2015)
  • Anezka Chua, Research Assistant (2016)
  • Clarissa Ishak, Undergrad Researcher (2014-15)
  • Brendan DeBrincat, Undergrad Researcher (2014)
  • Rui Pan, MITACS Intern (2014)
  • Jordan Beja, Research Assistant (2014)
  • Jordan Tseng, Research Assistant (2014)
  • MaoYang Li, MITACS Intern (2013)
  • Jason Procyk, Undergrad Researcher (2013)
  • Jessica Coccimiglio, Undergrad Researcher (2013)
  • Cecilia Lam, Undergrad Researcher (2013)
  • Aaron Mah, Research Assistant (2013)
  • Mary Hui, Undergrad Honors & Capstone (2012)
  • Christine Ly, Undergrad Capstone (2012)
  • Tatiana Buhler, Undergrad Capstone & Research Assistant (2012)
  • Azmina Karimi, Undergrad Honors (2011) (now at R/GA)
  • Terence Tsung, Research Assistant (2011)