Alfrancis Guerrero, Sara Nabil, Joanie Ouellet, Alex Eady, Audrey Girouard and Lee Jones discussing during an outdoors meeting in the fall near the lab.


Research Associates

Current Graduate Students

Research Assistants and Visiting Researchers


PhD in Information Technology

  • Lee Jones, PhD in IT (2016-2022)
    E-textile Learning Scaffolds: Supports for Novices Learning E-textile Concepts and Techniques

Master in Human Computer Interaction

  • Adrian Bolesnikov, M.CS (2020-2022)
    Understanding Wearables’ Potential for Supporting the Expression of Queer Identities
  • Sarah Moore, M.A. (2020-2022)
    Preserving safety, dignity and autonomy through multi-modal interactions: An exploration into a preferred future of design for accessible dressing technology and e-textiles
  • Alfrancis Guerrero, M.ASc. (2018-2020)
    The Influence of Flexural Stiffness on the Performance and Preference of Bendable Stylus Interfaces
  • Joanie Ouellet, M.A. (2017-2019)
    Cultural and Linguistic Variables in Usability Testing
  • Daniela Ghanbari Vahid, M.ASc. (2017-2019), co-supervised with Lois Frankel
    Kinetic Fabric Samples As A New Approach To Interactive Fashion Arts
  • Aditi Singh, M.ASc. (2017-2019)
    Shape-Changing Break Reminders for People with Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Daniella Briotto Faustino, M.ASc. (2016-2018)
    Bend Passwords for People with Vision Impairment
  • Arda Aydin, M.ASc. (2015-2017)
    Couch: A Mobile Application Designed to Investigate the Relationship Between Aesthetics and Persuasion
  • Nicholas Fellion, M.A. (2014-2016)
    A Deformation-Sensing Augmented Stylus
  • Elias Fares, M.ASc. (2014-2016)
    Effects of Bend Gesture Training on Learnability and Memorability in a Mobile Game
  • Paden Shorey, M.ASc. (2014-2016)
    An Exploration of In-Game Action Mappings with a Deformable Game Controller
  • Matthew Ernst, M.ASc. (2012-2015)
    Bending Blindly: Exploring the learnability and usability of bend gestures for the visually impaired
  • Farshad Daliri, M.ASc. (2013-2015)
    Visual Feedback to Perform Bend Gestures on Flexible Displays
  • Sana Maqsood, M.CS. (2012-2014), co-supervised with Sonia Chiasson
    Bend Passwords: Using Gestures To Authenticate On Flexible Devices
  • Riyadh Sharif, M.ASc. (2012-2014)
    Exploring Thumb Input on Flexible Tablets
  • Jessica Lo, M.ASc. (2011-2013)
    Bendy: A Comprehensive Study in Gaming with Mobile Flexible Devices

Master in Computer Science

  • Saman Karim, M.CS (2021-2022)
    Exploring Accessibility and Companionship in Boardgames via Alexa

Master in Information Technology

  • Simon Eden-Walker, M.IT. (2017-2020)
    Abandoned chip: Investigating abandonment of commercial wearables
  • John McClelland, M.IT. (2016-2018)
    Haptic Feedback in Virtual Reality with Deformation and Shape-Change

Master in Design

  • Xinchu (Ariel) Zhang, M.Des (2012-2013), co-supervised with Lois Frankel
    Examining sensorial interfaces as the stimuli for remote affective communication between adult children and aging parents

Master in Engineering

  • Vaibhav Vadgama, M.Eng (2012-2013)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Assistants

Undergraduate Research Assistants & Coop Students

  • Noemi Roestel, I-CUREUS Research Assistant (2020-2022)
  • Ruiru (Lizzie) Zhang, MITACS Globalink Undergraduate Researcher (2021)
  • Aryan Nayak, MITACS Globalink Undergraduate Researcher (2021)
  • Amanda McLeod, I-CUREUS Research Assistant, NSERC USRA (2018-2019)
  • Amit Yadav, MITACS Globalink Undergraduate Researcher (2019)
  • Leona Lassak, MITACS Globalink Undergraduate Researcher (2018)
  • Alfrancis Guerrero, CLUE Undergraduate Research Assistant (2018)
  • Dima Doulov, NSERC USRA (2017)
  • Eric Aylward (2017)
  • Travis Swan, I-CUREUS Research Assistant (2016-2017)
  • Alex Eady, NSERC USRA (2013, 2014)
  • Taryn Laurendeau, I-CUREUS Research Assistant (2013-2014)
  • Matthew Beddome (2013)
  • Marton Kilian, I-CUREUS Research Assistant (2013)

Directed Studies

  • Melanie Turabian, Graduate Directed Study (2020)
  • Alfrancis Guerrero, Undergraduate Directed Study (2016)
  • Travis Swan, Undergraduate Directed Study (2016)
  • Tegan Scott, Undergraduate Directed Study (2016)
  • Rufino Ansara, Graduate Directed Study (2014)
  • Meagan Leflar, Graduate Directed Study (2013)
  • Kristen Mitchell, Graduate Directed Study (2012-2013)
  • Andrew Richardson, Undergraduate Directed Study (2013)