Audrey Girouard – CLUE Director (Principal Investigator)

Carleton University – School of Information Technology

Audrey GirouardAudrey Girouard is an Associate Professor at the School of Information Technology, and leads the Creative Interactions Lab. As a human computer interaction researcher, she specializes in next generation interactions: her work pioneers novel interaction techniques with emerging user interfaces through software and hardware design, development and evaluation. Her research focuses on deformable user interactions, flexible displays, and bend gesture inputs, studying how changing the form factor and shape of devices can provide additional opportunities for interaction. She has recently received the Ontario Early Researcher Award, the Carleton University Research Achievement Award and the Partner in Research Technology Achievement Award.

Robert Biddle

Carleton University – School of Computer Science

Research interests cover both human and technical aspects of the design of interactive computer systems. Usable computer security, human aspects of computer games and hyper-media, and collaborative software development processes.

Sonia Chiasson

Carleton University – School of Computer Science

Sonia Chiasson is the Canada Research Chair in User Centric Cybersecurity and an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science. Her research relate to the human aspects of computer security and privacy with the goal of making security mechanisms easier and safer for people to use. Her main research interests are usable security and privacy, human factors design for computer security, improving mental models of security and privacy, understanding users’ security behaviour, security visualization and interaction for security administrators, and computer security and privacy for vulnerable populations (e.g., children, older adults, users with visual impairments).

She currently leads Carleton’s Human Oriented Research in Usable Security Lab (CHORUS)

Stephen Fai

Carleton University – School of Architecture

Stephen Fai is an Associate Professor and the former Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University. He is currently the Director of the Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS) . Dr. Fai holds a professional degree in architecture and a PhD in Religious Studies. His research involves the theory and practice of analogue, hybrid, and digital representation in architecture, heritage conservation, and medical science.

Lois Frankel – Seminar Coordinator

Carleton University – School of Industrial Design

Lois Frankel is an Associate Professor and former Director of the School of Industrial Design at Carleton University. Dr. Frankel holds a BID and MDes in Industrial Design and a PhD in Computational Design and Anthropology. Her research interests include: wearable computing for healthcare; design for aging; user-centered design; ethnographic design research; interaction design; and sensory aspects of design.

Nicholas Graham

Queen’s University – School of Computing

Nick GrahamI am a Professor of Computer Science at Queen’s University. I received the Doctorate of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) degree from the T.U. Berlin in 1995. I performed most of my thesis work at the GMD in Karlsruhe, Germany. I hold an M.Sc. from Queen’s University (1988) and a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto (1985). I have worked on the Turing project as a Computer Systems Programmer at the Computer Systems Research Institute (1985-86), as a Research Associate on the Nial project at Queen’s University (1988-89), as a Visiting Researcher at the GMD (1989-92), as an Assistant Professor at York University (1993-1997) and as VP Research and Development at Namzak Labs (2000-present.) I was born in Dundee (Scotland), and have since lived in Kingston (Jamaica), Toronto (Canada), Kingston (Canada), Karlsruhe (Germany), Trondheim (Norway) and Grenoble (France).

Chris Herdman

Centre for Applied Cognitive Research

chris herdmanChris Herdman is a Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology, the Scientific Director of the Carleton University Centre for Visualization and Simulation (VSIM), and Head of the Advanced Cognitive Engineering (ACE) Lab. His research is focused on the discovery and application of fundamental principles of human perception and cognition to the design, test and implementation of human-in-the-loop systems. Current research projects include: embodied cognition and human experience in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR); social VR; development of empathy with virtual agents; integration of VR and AR systems into pilot assessment and aircrew training; ageing and cognitive health in aviation; biometric measures of human performance (including EEG); and ocular-vestibular integration.

Bill Kapralos

University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Bill KapralosBill Kapralos is an Associate Professor in the Game Development and Entrepreneurship (GDE) program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, an Adjunct Professor at York University (Department of Computer Science and Engineering), and an Honorable Guest Professor at Shizuoka University (Graduate School of Informatics) in Japan. He received his BSc (first class, with distinction), MSc, and Ph.D from York University (Department of Computer Science and Engineering). His current research interests include: serious games and more specifically, examining the factors that lead to a maximum transfer of knowledge and retention, real-time acoustical modeling and 3D (spatial) sound generation for virtual environments and video games, multi-modal virtual environments/reality, and the perception of auditory events.

Alejandro Ramirez

Carleton University – Sprott School of Business

Alex Ramirez is an Associate Professor working in the Information Systems Area. He is an active member of ACM, SIGCHI, SIGLink, SIGED; InfORMS, AIS, ASAC, and MBAA International. His research interests are Introduction, Evaluation and Adoption of Emergent Information Technologies in Organizations – Social Software and Web 2.0 Applications – Decision Support Systems – Phenomenology of Information

Anthony Whitehead – in Memoriam

Carleton University – School of Information Technology

Anthony Whitehead was the principal investigator of the CLUE program (2015-2017) and director of the School of Information Technology.