As a researcher, my goal is to make computer technologies accessible to everyone by developing natural and intuitive input and interaction techniques. A major thread of my work focuses on smarter solutions for text entry, error correction, and editing on various devices. My other interests include mobile interaction, tangible user interfaces, child-computer interaction, usable security, and biological data visualization.
I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from York University, Canada in 2013, under the supervision of Dr. Wolfgang Stuerzlinger. Then I joined Flowton Technologies as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead an NSERC ENGAGE funded project. Upon completion of the project in 2014, I joined Synlab at Ryerson University, Canada. I was also a Research Intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond in 2012, working with Bill Buxton, Dr. Michel Pahud, and Dr. Ken Hinckley. I obtained my M.Sc. in Computer Science from Lakehead University, Canada and B.Sc. in Computer Science from Trent University, Canada.
BTS N103, 483 Bay Street, Toronto
Ontario, M5G 2E1 Canada 416-979-5000 x3399
Effects of Different Types of Correctness Feedback on Children's Performance with a Mobile Math App
Extending the Design Space of Tangible Objects via Low-Resolution Edge Displays
Active Pathways: Using Active Tangibles and Interactive Tabletops for Collaborative Modeling in Systems Biology
Evaluation of a Smart-Restorable Backspace Technique to Facilitate Text Entry Error Correction
Sparse Tangibles: Collaborative Exploration of Gene Networks Using Active Tangibles and Interactive Tabletops
May 25, 2017 Two full-papers, one on the Effects of Different Types of Correctness Feedback on Children's Performance with a Mobile Math App (watch a video) and another Mobile Text Entry Challenges Among Low-Income Users in a Developing Country got accepted to the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2017).
April 18, 2017I am on the Program Committee for the 12th ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS 2017). Do consider submitting your work. Please visit the conference website for more information.
April 7, 2017 A full-paper on Usability of Different Types of Commercial Selfie Sticks got accepted to the 19th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 2017).
December 10, 2016I am co-organizing the CHI 2017 workshop on Ubiquitous Text Interaction. To participate, submit a short position statement outlining your background, past work, future plans, and suggesting a use-case you would like to explore during the workshop. Alternatively, you could submit a technical paper for possible inclusion in the workshop program. Please visit our website for more information.