Marvin Pafla

PhD candidate

Marvin Pafla
Marvin Pafla is a PhD student in the Cheriton School of Computer Science. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Psychology and Computer Science at the University of Konstanz (Germany). He’s affiliated with the Games Institute and the Touchlab at the University of Waterloo and supervised by professor Mark Hancock and professor Kate Larson. Marvin's interest lies in artificial intelligence, humans and the interaction between the two. He played european handball semi-professionally and likes to bake bread that some people (himself) say is great.



  • M. Pafla, C. Wong, D. Gillis, U. Pfeil, and S. D. Scott, Jumping on the Bandwagon: Overcoming Social Barriers to Public Display Use, in Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2019, 2019.


  • M. Ghare, M. Pafla, C. Wong, J. R. Wallace, and S. D. Scott, Increasing Passersby Engagement with Public Large Interactive Displays: A Study of Proxemics and Conation, in Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces, New York, NY, USA, 2018, p. 19–32.