I am an Assistant Professor at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at University of Waterloo. My research focuses on how people can enhance intelligent systems (e.g., human-in-the-loop systems, crowdsourcing) as well as how people can make sense of intelligent systems, including issues related to transparency, engagement, trust and collaboration. I am interested in developing technologies that leverage the AI-people partnership to tackle more complex problems in business, science and medicine.

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.

Previously, I was a CRCS postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. 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.

I am the track chair for the Crowdsourcing and Human Computation Track at WebConf 2019 (i.e., WWW 2019) and conference co-chair for HCOMP 2019.
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!.