Service

Professional Activities

Editorial

  • February 2020 – Present: Associate Editor of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds Journal

Academic Faculty & Department Committees

  • February 2022 – 06/2022: Member, Fairness, Ethics, Accountability, Transparency, Interpretability, Theory of data privacy, Sub-Area Hiring Committee, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria
  • 11/2021 – Present: Member, Strategic Plan Working Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria.
  • 03/2021 – 06/2021: Chair, Fairness/Social Aspects/Equity in Artificial Intelligence, Sub-Area Hiring Committee, Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria
  • 10/2018 – 04/2019: Graduate Student Representative, NSERC Create Program in Data Analytics and Visualization, York University
  • 2019: Graduate Student Representative, York University Faculty of Graduate Studies Committee on Broadening the Dissertation

    Academic Examination Committees

    • August 2022: Chair, MSc Non-thesis Oral Examination, University of Victoria, Suyin Pan, Data Visualization of COVID-19 in Canda.
    • 11/2021: External Examiner, MSc Oral Examination, University of Victoria, Jordie Shier, The Synthesizer Programming Problem: Improving the Usability of Sound Synthesizers.
    • 12/2020: External Examiner, PhD Oral Examination, Rutgers University, Vahid Azizi, Graph-representation Learning for Human-centred Analysis of Building Layouts.

    Industrial/Academic Research Proposal Reviews

    • July 2022: CFI College Fund Proposal
    • 10/21: NSERC Discovery Grant Proposal (Internal review, UVic)
    • 07/2021: Mitacs Accelerate Proposal

    Industrial/Academic Awards Reviews

    • October 2021: NSERC Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships

    Conference Session Chair

    • September 2022: ACM Symposium on Applied Perception 2022, Hands and Interaction session
    • 10/2021: 16th International Symposium on Visual Computing, Pattern Recognition session
    • 04/2021: 12th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, Collaborative Design session

    Conference Program/Scientific Committees

    • 2023 (x2): 20th biannual Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2023 (CAAD Futures 2023)
    • 2022 (x2): 15th Annual ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion, Interaction and Games (MIG 2022)
    • 2022 (x2): 13th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD 2022)
    • 2022: 17th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC 2022)
    • 2022 (x4): 21st International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems 2022 (AAMAS 2022), Demo Track
    • 2021 (x3): 14th Annual ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion, Interaction and Games
    • 2021 (x2): 16th International Symposium on Visual Computing
    • 2021 (x2): 19th biannual Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures 2021
    • 2021 (x4): 12th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design
    • 2020 (x2): 13th annual ACM SIGGRAPH conference on Motion, Interaction, and Games 2020
    • 2020 (x2): 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence workshop on Neural Cognitive Modeling of Humans and Environments
    • 2020 (x2): 15th International Symposium on Visual Computing
    • 2019 (x5): 12th annual ACM SIGGRAPH conference on Motion, Interaction, and Games 2019
    • 2019 (x2): 14th International Symposium on Visual Computing
    • 2018 (x3): 11th annual ACM SIGGRAPH conference on Motion, Interaction, and Games 2018

    Peer Reviews

    • 2021 – present (x3): IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)
    • 2021 – present (x3): IEEE Transactions on Games
    • 2020 – present (x1): Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
    • 2020 – present (x1): Journal of Computational Science
    • 2018 – present (x5): Computers & Graphics Journal (CAG)
    • 2018 – present (x2): Simulation & Gaming (SAG)
    • 2016 – present (x2): Computer Graphics Forum (CGF)
    • 2015 – present (x9): Computer Animation & Virtual Worlds Journal (CAVW)
    • 2013 – present (x18): The Visual Computer Journal (TVCJ)
    • 2021: Eurographics 2022
    • 2021 (x2): ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2022)
    • 2020: 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2021)
    • 2019 (x2): ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2019)
    • 2019: 32nd Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2019)
    • 2019: Eurographics 2019
    • 2019: IEEE VR 2019
    • 2018 (x2): SIGGRAPH Asia 2018
    • 2018: ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2018)
    • 2018: SIGGRAPH 2018
    • 2018: 31st Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2018)
    • 2018: Eurographics (EG 2018)
    • 2017 (x2): SIGGRAPH Asia 2017
    • 2017: ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2017)
    • 2017 (x2): 30th Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2017)
    • 2017 (x2): SIGGRAPH 2017
    • 2017 (x2): IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017)
    • 2017: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017)
    • 2016: 24th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (Pacific Graphics 2016)
    • 2016: SIGGRAPH Asia 2016
    • 2016 (x2): SIGGRAPH 2016
    • 2016 (x2): ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems – Late Breaking Works (CHI 2016)
    • 2015: 8th International ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games (MIG 2015)
    • 2015: ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA 2015)
    • 2014: 14th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2014)
    • 2014: 7th International ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Motion in Games (MIG 2014)

    Workshops, Panels, and Public Engagement

    • “Health and Technology” Panel, Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health – Pathways to Lifelong Health, University of Victoria, 2021.
    • “Mission, Strategy, & Politics of Starting a Library” Panel, Information & Museum Studies Conference 2019 – Community Knowledge: Shared Practices of Sense-Making, Communication, & Collaboration, University of Toronto, 2019.
    • “Graphics and Media at York (GaMaY) Lab – Animation and Virtual Reality”, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative – Science Funday. York University, Toronto, Canada, 2018.
    • “Visualize Fast, Visualize Often: Important Insights from Small Changes in Perspective”, NSERC CreateDAV – Summer School, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2018.
    • “Toronto Zine Library”, Maker Festival Toronto 2018.
    • “Footstep Action Identification and Clustering from Motion Capture”, NSERC CreateDAV – Data Analytics & Visualization Bootcamp, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2017.
    • “Graphics and Media at York (GaMaY) Lab”, NSERC CreateDAV Lab Tours, York University, Toronto, Canada, 2016.
    • “Building the TalkBox Do-It-Yourself speech generating device”, Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds (ROBAM) 2016.
    • “Vocal Tract Visualization (VTV) Project: Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data Driven Design (CIVDDD)”, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE): Discovery 2015.
    • “TalkBox Project: Tetra Society of North America”, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE): Accessibility Innovation Showcase 2015.
    • “Devices 4 Disabilities (D4D) @ YorkU”, The Maker Festival 2015.
    • “MakeTalk Workshop”, The Toronto Mini Maker Faire 2014.

    Volunteer Activities

    • October 2022 – Present: Mentor with First in Class: First Generation Student Mentorship Program, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada.
    • 10/2021 – Present: Faculty Sponsor/Liaison UVic Game Dev Club, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada.
    • 04/2018 – Present: Board Member & Officer (Director of Technical Development & Acting Secretary) at The Canada Comics Open Library in Toronto, Canada.
    • March 2018 – Present: Volunteer (Technical Consultant & Developer) @ the Toronto Zine Library in Toronto, Canada.
    • February 2019: Mentor @ ElleHacks 2019 in Lassonde School of Engineering at York University
    • May 2018: Volunteer @ AI·GI·CRV 2018.
    • February 2018: Mentor @ ElleHacks 2018 in Lassonde School of Engineering at York University
    • September 2014 – September 2016: President of Devices 4 Disabilities @ York University
    • June 2016 – August 2016: Data science Collaborator with the Toronto Tool Library Sharing Depot (in collaboration with interns from the University of Toronto iSchool Master of Information program)
    • March 2014 – August 2014: Vice President of Devices 4 Disabilities @ York University
    • August 2010 – August 2012: Astronomy Tutor for NATS-AID, a student-run organization in the Faculty of Science, Natural Science Division, @ York University.