I am an Associate Professor at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at University of Waterloo. My research focuses on designing and developing technologies that leverage the AI-people partnership to tackle more complex problems in business, science, education and medicine. In particular, I am interested in two lines of research: first, how people can enhance (e.g., human-in-the-loop systems, crowdsourcing) and make sense of intelligent systems (e.g., issues related to transparency, engagement, trust and collaboration); and second, how intelligent systems can be designed to augment human abilities and virtues (e.g., curiosity, empathy, etc).
I am part of the Human Computer Interaction Lab. My work is funded by NSERC Discovery Grant, NSERC-CIHR Collaborative Health Research Project (CHRP) as well as the CFI-JELF program. I am a Graham Research Fellow for 2020-2022.
Previously, I was a CRCS postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. I graduated with a Ph.D. in Machine Learning from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. Here is my curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a blurb about me from University of Waterloo Magazine.
Congrats to Mike Schaekermann for receving the 2020 Cheriton School of Computer Science Dissertation Award and the 2020 CAN-CS Distinguished Dissertation Award!
Congrats to Jessy Ceha for receving Best Paper Honorable Mention for her CHI 2021 paper!
Congrats to Jessy Ceha for her paper to appear in CHI 2021!
Three papers accepted to CHI 2020.
Three papers accepted to CSCW 2019 and one paper accepted to HCOMP 2019.
2019 is a busy year! I am the conference co-chair for HCOMP 2019, track chair for the Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Track at WebConf 2019 (i.e., formerly WWW 2019), Associate Chair and Accessibility co-Chair for CHI 2019, Panel co-chair for CSCW 2019, senior program committee member for AAAI 2019, Associate Chair for the ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference, and program committee member for ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference.
Our paper "Expression of Curiosity in Social Robots: Design, Perception, and Effects on Behaviour" is accepted to CHI 2019. Congratulations Jessy and Nalin!
Our paper "Resolvable vs. Irresolvable Disagreement: A Study on Worker Deliberation in CrowdWork" won Best Paper Award at CSCW! Congratulations Mike!
Mike Schaekermann is one of 39 students and the only student in Canada to receive the 2018 Google Ph.D. Fellowship in Human-Computer Interaction. Congraulations Mike!.