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.