The Haptic Experience 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.

If you're interested in joining us, take a look at the ways to get involved!

Oliver Schneider

Associate professor

Oliver Schneider leads the Haptic Computing Lab as an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo, Department of Management Science and Engineering, with cross-appointments in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Systems Design Engineering, and the Cheriton School of Computer Science.

Ludwig Wall

PhD student

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.

Sahand Ajami

MASc Student (MME)

Sahand is a MASc student in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering under the supervision of Arash Arami and Oliver Schneider. His research is on the efficacy of cutaneous haptic feedback on the sense of embodiment and motor learning in upper-limb rehabilitation.

Anchit Mishra

MMath Student

Anchit is an MMath student in Computer Science supervised by Oliver Schneider. Anchit was 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.

Punit Kunjam

MMath Student

Punit is an MMath student in Computer Science with a strong background in game development and simulation. His passion lies in harnessing the power of AR/VR technologies to craft innovative immersive systems aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. Additionally, his commitment extends to the realm of healthcare where he's interested in the development of simulation-based surgical training systems that leverage robotics and mixed-reality technologies.

Karthik Prasad

MMath Student (part-time)

Karthik is a MMath student in Computer Science. His background is in software and game development, and is currently researching and working on a Virtual Reality Solution to supplement / provide an alternative for speech and language therapy.

Diana Khater

Undergraduate Researcher

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