Dr. Serena Hillman (she/her) is currently a Senior Research Manager at Microsoft, where she supports a team of researchers who help drive the future of data and analytics services. Her research has spanned analytics applications, video games, social computing, e-commerce, and educational technologies – all of which involved large-scale applications and the measurement of experience outcomes.
Samira Jain (she/her) is currently a researcher with Microsoft’s Data Cloud Studio, focusing on large-scale data analytics services and tools. Before moving to Seattle, she lived in seven different cities across the U.S. and India, consulting on various design and research challenges across various industries. For the past three years, sh
Samira Jain (she/her) is currently a researcher with Microsoft’s Data Cloud Studio, focusing on large-scale data analytics services and tools. Before moving to Seattle, she lived in seven different cities across the U.S. and India, consulting on various design and research challenges across various industries. For the past three years, she has been helping drive the implementation of a large-scale in-product feedback system across Azure Data products and services.
Dr. Craig MacDonald (he/him) is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at Pratt Institute, where he developed the Master of Science in Information Experience Design program and directs the Center for Digital Experiences, a student-driven, faculty-led UX consultancy, and academic research lab. His research focuses on building
Dr. Craig MacDonald (he/him) is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at Pratt Institute, where he developed the Master of Science in Information Experience Design program and directs the Center for Digital Experiences, a student-driven, faculty-led UX consultancy, and academic research lab. His research focuses on building organizational UX capacity in practical settings, strengthening HCI/UX education, and building a community of practice for HCI educators.
Dr. Elizabeth Churchill is a Director of UX at Google. With a background in psychology, Artificial Intelligence, and Cognitive Science, she draws on social, computer, engineering, and data sciences to create innovative end-user applications and services. She has built UX teams at Google, eBay, Yahoo, PARC, and FujiXerox. Her current focus is on the design of effective developer tooling.
Dr. Carolyn Pang (she/her) is a Senior Researcher with Oracle and brings over 15 years of experience working with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including Oracle and SAP products. Her research has spanned social and urban computing, with a focus on building experiences that foster connection and a sense of community amongst large user bases in digital cities.
Dr. Jofish Kaye is Senior Director of User Research & Interaction Design at Carelon Digital Platforms, part of Elevance Health, formerly Anthem.ai. He runs teams that focus on building better tools to empower doctors, clinicians, and patients to manage their healthcare, and draw insights from large health datasets.
Dr. Erick Oduor is currently the Founder at https://www.maji.co.ke/, an app connecting water vendors and buyers in Kenya on an easy-to-use digital platform, cultivating a trusted and efficient community. He is an ex-IBM HCI and UX researcher focusing on ICTD. He was also VP UX at the Research Strategy group in Toronto, Canada.
In addition to the main group of workshop organizers, we have also engaged a group of experts to help shape the workshop program as members of the program committee (PC). The PC includes representatives from both academia and industry and each member brings deep expertise or experience in one or more areas relevant to our workshop topic. In addition to helping the organizers build the final workshop program, PC members will also be involved in promoting the workshop as they see fit (e.g., via their professional networks and soliciting submissions).
Dr. Carman Neustaedter (he/him) is the Dean of the Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology (FCAT) and Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. He has collaborated with more than twenty organizations - including small to large companies, municipal governments, and community organizations - with an emphasis on technology evaluation.
Dr. Barry Brown is a research professor at the University of Stockholm, where he helps to run STIR: the Stockholm technology and interaction research group. He is also a Professor at Copenhagen University, within the HCC group. He has published over 100 papers in human computer interaction and social science forums, along with five ACM best paper nominations, one ACM best paper award, and a recent 10-year impact award from the Ubicomp conference.
Dr. Mark Schlager (he/him) is a Staff UX Researcher on the Google Fitbit UX team. His work spans health activities, metrics, and privacy for aging adults, informal caregivers, and parents. Before finding a home in industry, Mark spent several years at the SRI International Center for Technology in Learning, leading NSF-funded grants on technologies for teachers and teacher educators.
Angela Moulden is the Director of UX Research for Google Assistant. She brings people and insights together to build partnerships and develop successful product experiences. Prior to Google, she led research for Microsoft’s Digital Transformation Platform Group: Dynamics 365, Power Platform, AI, Product Insights, and Mixed Reality at Work.
Dr. Jessica Tran (she/her) is a Staff Human Factors Engineer at Apple. Her Ph.D. is at the intersection of electrical and computer engineering, HCI, and accessibility from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Devesh Desai is a Director of Design Research at Oracle where he reframes user understanding into business opportunities. He leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers that translates users' words, keystrokes, clicks and actions into meaningful stories.
Eric Liu (he/him) is currently a Staff UX Researcher at Meta. He has a Master’s Degree in Information Studies from UT Austin. Over the last 10 years, he has measured UX success at companies like Microsoft, AT&T, and IBM.
Ali is a data and UX practitioner currently pursuing his PhD under the guidance of Mark Hancock at the University of Waterloo. Ali has served in leadership roles within organizations such as Morgan Stanley, Amazon, and Hopper, among others, where he has contributed to the advancement of data analytics at scale to influence product strategies. Beyond his research and professional work, Ali teaches Data Analytics and UX courses to students from diverse backgrounds, including engineering and humanities.
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