Oliver Schneider

Assistant Professor

Contact InformationOliver Schneider

Phone: 519-888-4567 x38505
Location: CPH 3627


Biography Summary

I research Human-Computer Interaction and Haptics, specifically, what I call Haptic Computing. Haptic technology engages the sense of touch by providing physical feedback to users. I argue that the limiting factor for haptic technology is the lack of computing tools – systems that enable the large-scale creation, deployment, and study of haptic feedback. Without these tools, haptic technology will be limited to small, in-lab studies and slow deployment into commercial applications. My long-term goal is a suite of haptic computing tools to assist the creation, deployment, and study of haptic technology.

Research Interests

  • Human-computer interaction (HCI)
  • Haptics
  • Creativity-support systems


  • 2016, Doctorate, Computer Science, The University of British Columbia
  • 2012, Master of Science, Computer Science, The University of British Columbia
  • 2010, Bachelor of Science (BSc), Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan


  • MSCI 343 - Human-Comp. Interaction
    • Taught in 2018, 2019, 2020
  • MSCI 599 - Special Topics in MGTE Design
    • Taught in 2020
  • MSCI 718 - Statistics for Data Analytics
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • MSCI 720 - Topics in Info & Info Systems
    • Taught in 2020
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Graduate Studies