I am a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I completed my Honours B.Sc in Computer Science (2017) (with a minor in Sociology), and my MSc in Computer Science (2019) from the University of Toronto.  I am also currently a Research Associate in the Systems Design Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo.

My research looks at the usability and design of conversational voice interfaces, and the development of different tools and resources to aid designers in CUI & VUI design and education – with a particular focus on the development of design guidelines. My research also explores how to bridge the industry-academia gap in CUI & VUI design, and how to improve knowledge transfer between the two. 

I’ve published CUI research and organized CUI workshops across several international SIGCHI venues such as CHI, IUI, MobileHCI, CSCW, CUI, etc. I’ve been part of the CUI steering committee since its inception in 2019.

Professional & Committee Roles

  • Conversational User Interfaces Steering Committee (2019 - Present)

  • Conversational User Interfaces Organizing Committee (2020-Present)
    • Workshops Track Co-Chair (2024)
    • Provocations Track Co-Chair (2023)
    • Demos Track Co-Chair (2022)
    • Showcases Track Co-Chair (2020-2021)

  • Associate Chair (Understanding People – Qualitative Methods Subcommittee)  (CHI 2023)

  • Conversational User Interfaces Program Committee (2019 - 2022)

  • Graphics Interface Program Committee (2020)

  • Reviewer for SIGCHI conferences (CHI, MobileHCI, CSCW, CUI, GI, DIS) (2018 - Present)


Below are both current and previous research projects I have been involved in. Click any link to see details about the project and resulting publications.

Usable Privacy for Voice-Based IoT Agents for Older Adults

Research Associate, University of Waterloo (Jan 2024 - Present)

Supporting Designers in Voice User Interface

PhD Thesis Research, University of Toronto (Jan 2019 - Present)

Translating GUI Heuristics into VUI Heuristics

Master's Thesis Research, University of Toronto (Sep 2017 - Jan 2019)

LitSense: Supporting Academic Literature Review Workflows

Research Intern, University of Toronto (May 2017 - Aug 2017)