about me | research interests | selected publications | teaching | advisees | professional activities


Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto

CONTACT information

40 St. George Street, Room 7268
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, M5S 2E4

Phone: +1 (416) 978-4761
Email: khai@cs.toronto.edu

I am a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I received my Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

RESEARCH interests
My research interests are in human-computer interaction (HCI) and ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp). I investigate tools and methods to support the development of novel ubiquitous computing systems and techniques and models to facilitate user interactions with off-the-desktop computing devices and services.

Much of my current work focuses on the design and evaluation of health and assistive technologies.

The following is a list of some of my recent publications from the last 5 years:

Courses I am TEACHING
I am teaching or have taught the following courses recently:

  • CSC318-Winter 2020: The Design of Interactive Computational Media
  • CSC318-Winter 2019: The Design of Interactive Computational Media
  • CSC318-Fall 2018: The Design of Interactive Computational Media
  • CSC2526-Fall 2018: HCI Topics in Ubiquitous Computing - Assistive Technology

Current students:

  • Mohammad Kianpisheh (Ph.D. student)
  • Brenna Li (Ph.D. student)
  • Eric Cheng Lu (M.Sc. student)
  • Cindy Ding (Undergrad student)
  • David Zhang (Undergrad student)

Professional ACTIVITIES
The following is some of my recent professional activities (a.k.a. service) from the last 5 years:

  • Proceedings of ACM on IMWUT: Interactive, Mobile, Wearable, Ubiquitous Technologies Journal, Associate Editor, 2016-
  • GetMobile!, Area Editor, 2014-2016
  • World Economic Forum, Global Future Council Member, 2016-2018
  • UBICOMP: The ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, General Co-Chair, 2017
  • ISWC: The International Symposium on Wearable Computers, General Co-Chair, 2017
  • CHI: The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Associate Chair for Papers Program (2017, 2018)
  • ASSETS: The International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Papers Program Committee Member (2017, 2020)
  • UBICOMP: The ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Some recent NEWS
I'm on sabbatic leave this year (2021). Please expect my email response time to be slower than usual.