Keynote Presentations & Invited Talks
My main research area is Human Computer Interaction with a focus on Human+AI Collaboration to enhance decision making. I am interested in exploring ways we can leverage the strengths of Humans and AI, particularly in high-stakes contexts which inevitably delves into issues of Bias and Fairness in AI.
My past research interests were in the field of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work exploring next generation computing to connect people in new ways. Within this space I was passionate about understanding how video changes the way we engage and communicate with others, and the potential it offers to transform the way we interact with friends, families, colleagues, and strangers.
I am a member of the Adaptive Systems & Interaction (ASI) group at Microsoft Research AI. Prior to joining Microsoft Research I was a Professor of Computer Science at Dalhousie University (2001 – 2007) and Simon Fraser University (1998-2001). I received my PhD in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia in 1997.
- Wearing for Sharing: Enabling Next Gen Shared Experiences. Invited Talk at the First International Workshop on Wearable and Ego-Vision Systems for Augmented Experience WEsAX. July 3, 2015, Turin, Italy.
- Video Communication for the 21st Century. Keynote at the 2015 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2015). June 1-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
- Imposter Syndrome. Keynote at the SFU Imposter Syndrome Workshop. May 15, 2015, Burnaby, BC, Canada.
- Remote Shared Experiences: Changing the Way We Communicate with Video. Invited Talk at the University of Toronto, KMDI Speaker Series. January 21, 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada.
- Connecting Kids: The Future of Video. Keynote at the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2013). June 17, 2013, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, USA.
- Many Computers, Many People, and Everything in between: Supporting Shared Computing. Keynote at The 13th International Conference on CSCW in Design (CSCW2009). April 22-24, 2009, Santiago, Chile.
- Enhancing Face-to-Face Interactions with Multi-User Computing. Invited talk at Washington University in St. Louis, Computer Science & Engineering Colloquium. February 8, 2008, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Conference & Program Chair
- Organisational Overviews Co-Chair, INTERACT 2015, Bamberg, Germany.
- Technical Program Co-Chair, ACM CHI 2015, Seoul, Korea.
- Program Co-Chair, ACM Group 2012, Sanibel Island, FL
- Conference Co-Chair, ACM CSCW 2010, Savannah, GA
- Student Research Competition Co-Chair, ACM CHI 2008, Florence, Italy
- Conference Co-Chair, ACM Group 2007, Sanibel Island, FL
- Student Research Competition Co-Chair, ACM CHI 2007, San Jose, CA
- Program Co-Chair, Notes, ACM CSCW 2006, Banff, AB
- Program Co-Chair, Graphics Interface 2005, Victoria, BC
- Short Talks Co-Chair, ACM CHI 2001, Seattle, WA
- Student Posters Co-Chair, ACM CHI 1999, Pittsburgh, PA
Conference Program Committees
- Program Committee, ACM CHI 2012, Austin, TX
- Program Committee, ECSCW 2011, Aarhus, Denmark
- Program Committee, ACM CHI 2011, Vancouver, BC
- Program Committee, ACM CSCW 2011, Hangzhou, China
- Program Committee, ECSCW 2009, Vienna, Austria
- Program Committee, UIST 2009, Victoria, BC
- Program Committee, Group 2009, Sanibel Island, FL
- Program Committee, IDC 2009, Como, Italy
- Doctoral Symposium Panel, ACM UIST 2008, Monterey, CA
- Program Committee, ACM CSCW 2008, San Diego, CA
- Program Committee Member, ACM CHI 2007, San Jose, CA
- Program Committee Member, ACM UIST 2006, Montreau, France
- Program Committee Member, ACM CHI 2006, Montreal, QC
- Doctoral Consortium Committee, ACM CHI 2006, Montreal, QC
- Student Design Competition Committee, ACM CHI 2006, Montreal, QC