Arpit Bhatia, PhD Student (September 2021-)

Martin Maunsbach, PhD Student (March 2021-)

Begona Sustacha Trujillo, MSc. Student (Winter 2022-)

Emily Hueg, MSc. Student (Fall 2021-)

Lukas Heilmann, MSc. Student (Fall 2021-)

Shane Waxler, Undergraduate Researcher (Fall 2021-)

Ramzi Abou Chahine, Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2021-)

Steven Anthony Vasquez, Undergraduate Researcher (Winter 2021-)


Samantha Melnyk, Instructional Designer and Graphist (May 2020-May 2021)

Hannah Elbaggari, Instructional Designer and MSc. Student (May 2020-2021)

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

Towela Tembo, Undergraduate Research Intern (Fall 2019), Volunteer Researcher (Spring 2020)

Jessica Ip, Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2018, Winter 2019, Summer 2020)

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

John Sastrillo, NSERC USRA (Summer 2018)

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

Instructor for Project in Human-Centered Computing, University of Copenhagen, Spring 2021.

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

Program Chair for EuroHaptics2022

Associate Chair

- ACM UIST 2022

- ACM CHI 2021

- ACM UIST 2021

- ACM MobileHCI 2021

- IEEE World Haptics Conference 2021

Web Chair – IEEE World Haptics Conference 2021.

Work In Progress Editor

- IEEE Haptics Symposium 2018

- IEEE World Haptics 2019

- IEEE Haptics Symposium 2020

Workshop Organizer

- IEEE VR 2021 workshop on “Finding a Way Forward in VR Locomotion” (with Mar Gonzalez-Franco, and Massimiliano Di Luca), virtual, April. 2021.

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

Program Committee Member

– International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces 2019.

– International Workshop on Haptic and Audio Interaction Design 2019