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.

Chelsea Mills (MSc)

My research interests include human-computer interaction, human-centred design, and social games. I’m interested in technologies that enable people to share playful experiences over distance.

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.

Punyashlok Dash (PhD)

My work involves developing newer UI designs, video communication technology and conducting user studies to build a robust user experience for long distance visual and audio communication.​

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

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)