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I am a PhD student in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo with a background in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Joining machine learning and data analytics models with models of human behavior, I am interested in finding innovative ways to improve human-computer interaction. My research interests include:

  • User-experience research
  • Human factors engineering
  • Decision making
  • Cognitive task analysis
  • Interface design and integration

At University of Waterloo, my research concentrates on developing an adaptive user interface for a mobile phone application designed to support people with cognitive impairments in task management and problem solving in the workplace. This research is supervised by Dr. Jennifer Boger and has received the AGE-WELL Graduate Award in Technology and Aging (2019). Moreover, it is part of a trans-Atlantic and transdisciplinary project between universities from Canada, Sweden, and Finland looking at legislation, problem-solving, and technology creation for people with dementia and mild cognitive impairment at work. See more information about MCI@Work here.