Cosmin Munteanu

Events and talks

Conference events

  • Program chair for the 2016 IxAP Symposium (Interactive Technologies and Ageing Populations)
  • Member of the organizing committee for the ACM MobileHCI 2016 conference (Publicity Chair)
  • Program committee member for the ACM MUM 2016 conference (Associate Chair)
  • Program committee member for the Canadian GI 2016 conference (Associate Chair)
  • Organizer for the ACM CHI 2016 Workshop on Designing Speech and Language Interactions
  • Co-organizer for the ACM CHI 2016 Workshop on Ethical Encounters in HCI
  • Member of the organizing committee and panellist for the ACM CHI 2016 Special Interest Group (SIG) on Interactive Technologies for Older Adults
  • Member of the steering committee for the Older Adults Workshop series (since 2016)
  • Program committee member for the ACM CHI 2016 conference (Associate Chair)
  • Program committee member for the ACM MobileHCI 2016 conference (Associate Chair)
  • Member of the organizing committee for the ACM ICMI 2015 conference (Grand Challenges Chair)
  • Member of the organizing committee for the ACM MobileHCI 2015 conference (Posters Chair)
  • Program committee member for the ACM MUM 2015 conference (Associate Chair)
  • Co-organizer for the ACM CHI 2015 Workshop on Ethical Encounters in HCI
  • Program committee member for the ACM CHI 2015 conference (Associate Chair)
  • Member of the organizing committee for ACM MobileHCI 2014 (Publicity Chair)
  • Organizer for the CHI 2014 workshop on Designing Speech and Language Interfaces

Talks and invited presentations

  • User-Centred Design and Stakeholder Engagement: A Practical Perspective. Invited workshop at the AGE-WELL Summer Institute, Mont-Tremblant, Canada (July 2016)
  • Natural interactions with assistive technologies for under-represented users.
    Invited presentation at the TUX Speaker Series (Toronto area User Experience professional network), Toronto, Canada. (March 2016)
  • Challenges in the Ethical Conduct of Research with Human Participants in Sensitive Settings. Cross-Canada AGE-WELL HQP Training Webinar. (March 2016)
  • The rise of the intelligent machines: Bridging or widening the digital divide for underserved users? Invited talk, The Speaker Series of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, Coach House Institute, University of Toronto. (Feb 2016)
  • Invited hands-on design workshop, Markham Library Staff Conference, Markham, Canada. (June 2015)
  • Instruments of Change: the politics of voice and voice recognition technology. Panellist at the 18th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival on Expanded Notions of Sound in Science and Art. Toronto, Canada. (May 2015)
  • “Bridging Generations with Interactive Technologies”. Invited talk, Markham Public Library, Markham, Canada. (May 2015)
  • “Breaking the barriers of conventional interfaces: natural interactions with assistive technologies”. Invited lecture, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Oshawa, Canada. (April 2015)
  • “Technologies for Ageing Gracefully: Bridging Generations”. With Barbara Barbosa-Neves. Invited talk, Conference Board of Canada workshop on Healthy Aging: Bridging Generations through Technology. Toronto, Canada (February 2015)
  • “Breaking the barriers of conventional interfaces. Multimodal interfaces and new media making interaction with assistive technologies more natural”. Invited talk, University of British Columbia, Department of Computer Science, Vancouver, Canada. (December 2014)
  • “Frailty Focused Care: Challenges and Technological Opportunities”. With Barbara Barbosa-Neves. Invited talk, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada. (October 2014)
  • “Dude, where's my interface? How natural interactions and new media are helping us forget about the traditional interface”. Invited lecture, Knowledge Media Design Institute, Toronto, Canada. (September 2014)
  • “Speech and Language-based Literacy Support Technologies”. Invited presentation at the Health Literacy Research Conference, panel on Technology-based Interventions for Low Health Literacy, Washington, DC (October 2013)
  • “Next-generation mobile learning”. Invited talk at the 2011 GoFredX Inspiring Innovation Conference, Fredericton, Canada. (December 2011)
  • Invited panellist for the “Research on the Digital Economy” Colloquium, in conjunction with the 2011 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fredericton, Canada (May 2011)
  • “IRET: Multimodal Interactive Simulator for Public Safety and Defence Training” – panel presentation at the Heidelberg Innovation Forum, Heidelberg, Germany (2011) and at the New Brunswick Innovation Forum, Saint John, NB, Canada (2010)
  • “Supporting Low-Literacy Adults through Mobile Computing”. Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto (June 2010)
  • “ALEX: Mobile Adult Literacy Support Application for EXperiential Learning”, panel presentation at the 2009 New Brunswick Innovation Forum, Saint John, NB, Canada (October 2009)
  • “Usable speech recognition: can humans improve ASR?”. Invited talk at the:
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA (November 2007)
    Computer Science Department / Centre for Management Informatics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada (November 2007)
  • “Statistical Analysis for Hypothesis Testing: A Case Study,” Statistics Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto (August 2006)
  • "Usable Transcriptions of Webcast Lectures and Presentations," NECTAR Annual Meeting, Toronto (June 2005)