Sheelagh Carpendale is a Professor in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University where she holds an NSERC/AITF/SMART Technologies Industrial Research Chair in Interactive Technologies. She is a world leader in the fields of information visualization and human-computer interaction.
Parmit Chilana is an Assistant Professor in human-computer interaction (HCI) at the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Parmit’s core research in HCI focuses on inventing and deploying user-centered software help and learning techniques for feature-rich applications in a variety of domains, such as 3D modeling, education, health, and software development.
I am a Marie Curie Postdoctoral scholar with Dr. Hude Quan and Dr. Catherine Eastwood at the Centre for Health Informatics with a secondary affiliation to Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale‘s former InnoVis group at the Interactions Lab at Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary. My research focuses on information visualization and human-computer interaction. I am interested in supporting people in understanding and making sense of healthcare data. My dissertation research concerned understanding the benefits of using large, high-resolution displays to support this goal through interaction techniques and data visualization.WEBSITE
Victor Cheung is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Interactive Experiences Lab, at the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University advised by Professor Sheelagh Carpendale. His research interests focus on interaction and interface design for emerging technologies, interactive surfaces, tangible computing, data visualization; and the application of these techniques to the creation of interactive experiences that can entertain, engage, and empower people.WEBSITE
Bon Adriel Aseniero is a Computer Science PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary advised by Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale and Dr. Anthony Tang. His research in Information Visualization involves exploring how delightful visualizations can engage and support people in exploring data in a personal way. His work has received recognition in the form of scholarship awards including the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Doctoral Scholarship (NSERC PGS) and the Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Award (AITF).WEBSITE
Foroozan Danesh is a PhD student in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University supervised by Prof. Sheelagh Carpendale. Foroozan’s research interests include interactive architecture, kinetic mechanism, computational design and human-environment interaction.
Paul Lapides is a Computer Science PhD Candidate at the University of Calgary supervised by Dr. Sheelagh Carpendale. His research in Information Visualization involves exploring how visualizations can change possible interaction in social media – in particular he is creating alternate visualization for personal Facebook data. His work has received recognition in the form of scholarship awards including the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral Program (NSERC CGS D) and the Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Scholarship (AITF).WEBSITE
Maryam Rezaie is a PhD Student in the Interactive Experiences Lab, at the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University advised by Professor Sheelagh Carpendale. Her research interests include data visualization, collaborative information work, open data, and interaction design.
Peter is a UX Designer with a cross-disciplinary background in development. He approaches problems by combining an empathetic mindset with an analytical perspective. The results are holistic solutions that are grounded by data and research.WEBSITE
Tatiana is a research assistant in the Interactive Experiences Lab, at the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University advised by Professor Sheelagh Carpendale.
I am a well-rounded UX designer who crafts thoughtful products by listening to people and designing solutions to enhance their experiences. My interests are creating delightful user experiences, designing fun data visualizations, and learning more about people. I work with Sheelagh doing research in Spatial Thinking, and Data Stories.WEBSITE
Narges Ashtari is a PhD student in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University supervised by Prof. Parmit Chilana. Her broad research interest is human-computer interaction (HCI), with a focus on enabling and encouraging exploratory programming especially making Augmented and Virtual reality experiences. Her recent project involves defining the key barriers AR/VR creators face and designing support tools for simplifying their authoring process. Earlier, Narges completed her MSc in 2018 in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SFU) specializing in computational design and designing CAD systems. Narges also has a multidisciplinary background holding a BSc in Architectural Engineering from Art University of Isfahan (2015).WEBSITE
Rimika Chaudhury is pursuing her Masters at the School of Computing Science in Simon Fraser University, under the supervision of Prof. Parmit Chilana. In her Master’s research, she studied how learners engage with various types of retrieval exercises within the context of informational videos.
HCI; particularly those that deal with simplifying complex user interfaces for novice users. My current focus is interactions in feature-rich software applications of motion graphics to enable subject-matter experts to create motion graphics videos on their own.
I'm a third-year PhD student studying Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, supervised by Dr. Parmit Chilana and Dr. Joanna McGrenere. My research seeks to understand educators' practices and motivations as they integrate a growing variety of software tools into their teaching and learn to customize those tools to better suit their classroom needs. From these insights, I design novel systems that help educators discover, explore, and implement relevant software customizations that improve the utility and usability of their digital classroom ecosystems.WEBSITE
Anjali Khurana is a Master’s student in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University with a focus on Human-computer interaction under the supervision of Prof. Parmit Chilana. Before coming to SFU, Anjali worked on the research and development of software social innovations for her co-founded company which went on to receive grants awarded by India's Infosys Foundation. She also participated in a six-month internship in product development in Atlanta, USA and a two-month technical mentorship program at IIT Hyderabad. Anjali completed her Bachelor’s in Computer science and Engineering from PEC University of Technology, India in 2018.WEBSITE
David Wong is pursuing his MSc in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, under the supervision of Prof. Parmit Chilana and Diana Cukierman.
Rollin Poe is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a bachelors in Cognitive Science with a minor Interactive Arts and Technology. His research interests include user experience, visual perception, and psycholinguistic variation. Rollin is still exploring the wealth of opportunities that usability research provides.
Scott is a fourth year undergraduate Computer Science student at Simon Fraser University. He currently a research assistant for the Interactive Experiences Lab, under the supervision of Professor Parmit Chilana.