Samantha Melnyk, Instructional Designer and Graphist (May 2020-Now)

Hannah Elbaggari, Instructional Designer and MSc. Student (May 2020-Now)

Jeong Cho, PhD Research Intern (August 2019-July 2020)

Towela Tembo, Undergraduate Research Intern (Fall 2019), Volunteer Researcher (Now)

Jessica Ip, Undergraduate Directed Studies Course (Summer 2018, Winter 2019), Volunteer Researcher (Now)

Ashutosh Agrawal, Undergraduate Research Intern (Summer 2018, Summer 2019)

John Sastrillo, NSERC USRA (Summer 2018), Volunteer Researcher (Now)

Edwin Zhu, Undergraduate Researcher (Winter 2018)

Dilorom Pardaeva, Volunteer Researcher (Winter 2017)

Matthew Chun, Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2015 – Winter 2017)

Salma Kashani, Volunteer MSc. Researcher (Summer 2015)

Chamila Anthonypillai, Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2013)

Teaching Experience

Teaching assistant for the following courses:

CPSC 444: Advanced Methods for Human-Computer Interaction, Spring 2016.

IAT455: Computational Media, Fall 2010.

IAT 265: Multimedia Programming for Art and Design, Spring 2010.

CMPT 310: Artificial Intelligence Survey, Fall 2008.

Teaching Workshop Coordinator - I planned teaching workshops for over 400 teaching assistants (TAs) in the UBC's Computer Science department for two years (2014-2015, 2016-2017).

Lead Coordinator for GIRLsmarts4tech - I planned Computer Science workshops for Grade 6 and 7 girls in the Lower Mainland, recruited 45-50 UBC volunteers, and reached out to 300+ middle school girls (2012-2014, Summer-Fall 2015).

Instructor of Basic Computer Skills - I volunteered to teach basic computer skills to a group of Afghan women for two years at Iranian Children’s Rights, a non-profit organization in Tehran. The goal of the program was to increase these women’s employability as they did not have the right to attend a school in Iran at the time.

Professional Activities

Associate Chair – ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021.

Web Chair – IEEE World Haptics 2021.

Work In Progress Editor – IEEE Haptics Symposium 2018, IEEE World Haptics 2019, IEEE Haptics Symposium 2020.

Program Committee Member – International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2019.

Program Committee Member – International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design 2019.

Workshop Organizer - An AsiaHaptics 2018 workshop on “Haptipedia: An Interactive Database for Selecting, Ideating, and Learning about Grounded Force-Feedback Devices” (with K. E. MacLean, and K. J. Kuchenbecker), Incheon, South Korea, Nov. 2018.