The Haptic Computing Lab is a small group of highly-motivated, extremely multidisciplinary, and diverse people interested in studying human-computer interaction, haptic technology, multisensory interaction and physical interactive systems.
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Oliver Schneider leads the Haptic Computing Lab as an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo (Faculty of Engineering, Department of Management Sciences).
Ludwig Wilhelm Wall (BA and MA in IT-Systems Engineering) is a PhD candidate supervised by Daniel Vogel and Oliver Schneider. He is interested in the application of haptic sensations in Virtual Reality (VR) environments, and what influence Fabrication methods can have on the ephemeral nature of games.
Bibhushan is a PhD candidate in the Management Science Department. His background is in Computer Engineering and Management. He is excited to get involved in some interesting projects, explore new ideas and make new friends along the way
Marco is a PhD student in Systems Design Engineering under the supervision of Professors Mark Hancock and Oliver Schneider at University of Waterloo. Previously, he completed a B.S. in Mechatronics Engineering (2015) at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico, a postgraduate diploma in Automation and Robotics (2017) at Centennial College in Toronto, and an MASc in Systems Design Engineering at Waterloo.
Pelisha is interested in Human-computer interaction (HCI), user experience (UX) design, and software development. Her research focuses on how we can create and manage large collections of haptic content.
Ahmed is a Masters student in the Management Science department supervised by Oliver Schneider. Previously, he completed his undergrad from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan with an interdisciplinary coursework in Management Science and Computer Science. He hopes to pursue research for improving haptic experience through data analytics.
Karthik is an MSc student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University. Karthik's interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Haptic Computing and Wearables. He has industrial experience in developing and commercializing wearable technology products.
Diana is interested in applications of haptics in medicine. She is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a BSc in Biology at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on hand receptors involved in the haptic experience. She hopes to build online simulations to help designers better design haptic products
Anchit is an undergraduate student at The University of Hong Kong. His background is in Computer Science, and his interests lie in Systems Programming and Deep Learning applications.
Suji is a Master's student in the Management Sciences Department. She is interested in data-driven product design and development. Her research is based on developing a tool to evaluate Haptics experience.
Erin is currently completing her BA in Honours Psychology at the University of Waterloo. Her research within the lab focuses on exploring user interactions with haptic technology to identify and define the factors that create a positive Haptic Experience (HX).
Tanay (he/him) is a fourth year computer science student at the University of Waterloo. His interest lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Machine Learning. He is currently researching computer-generated designs for haptics.
Co-supervised by Professors Krzysztof Czarnecki and Oliver Schneider, Nicole pursued her masters in Computer Science with a research focus on passenger-vehicle interaction in the context of autonomous vehicles.