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.

Dongqi Han (PhD)

My research interests are within the area of Human Computer Interaction, involving tele communication, community collaboration and mobile based interaction technologies.

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.​

Brennan Jones (PhD)

I am a visiting PhD student from the University of Calgary, interested in building communication tools for use in large outdoor environments. My current focus is on designing tools for wilderness search and rescue.

Yasamin Heshmat (Post Doc)

My research interests are interaction design, human computer interaction and data visualizations. My current research is on using mobile technologies to improve personal usages.

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.



Graduate Students

Undergraduate Researchers

  • 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)