Prospective Students

Our Creative Interactions Lab is seeking ambitious students. We focus on deformable interactions and wearables, creating deformable prototypes and investigating various interaction styles. Our projects relate to a variety of topics including healthcare, rehabilitation, accessibility, games, digital art.

We are always open to new project ideas, but interested students should familiarize themselves with the research of this lab.

Graduate students should have an undergraduate degree in computer science, information technology, human factors, industrial design, cognitive science, computer or electrical engineering, or a similar program. Programming knowledge is also important. Prospective PhD applicants must have an interest, and preferably experience, in empirical research or hardware design. All applicants must meet the regular admission criteria and will undergo the admissions process for the MASc, MCS, MA or MIT, or PhD programs.

If you are applying, please put my name as a potential advisor.

Undergraduate students, attending Carleton University, interested in doing research can join our group for a summer internship, complete a directed study, or do a senior project on a related topic.


We will support masters students for two years and PhD students for four years through TAships (for Canadian students) and RAships, with available conference travel.
We highly suggest and expect that you also apply for external scholarships, such as an NSERC or OGS: this guarantees you support (or more funds), and it looks great on your CV. Please check the FGPA website for Awards and Funding for information about applying for external funding.

NSERC Collaborative Learning through Usability Experiences (CLUE) Grant

You can be specifically funded through the CLUE grant, designed to give you additional usability training, which includes hands on internships in industry (similar to a coop semester), workshops, and seminars. Visit for more details.

NSERC Research and Education in Accessibility, Design, and Innovation (READi) Grant

Another specific source of funding is READi, a unique program with its multidisciplinary cohorts of students that adds theory and practice (learning by doing) in accessibility under the guidance of an interdisciplinary team. Visit for more details


You can contact me if you are interested in graduate studies at Carleton. Please be precise, interesting and meaningful.

Attach your CV (highlighting relevant skills, experience, and academic record), a short description of the type of research topics that interest you, and a link to your personal website that presents your projects, publications (if any), and general portfolio.

Due to a large volume of emails, I cannot respond to every potential student’s email.