Dr. Alexis Morris

Dr. Morris is an assistant professor, and Canada Research Chair Nominee in the Internet of Things, in the Digital Futures program at OCAD University. He conducts core research on adaptive interfaces and collaborative approaches to context awareness through mixed reality, for a host of domains, particularly the Internet of Things. He is a computer scientist, specializing in the overlapping research domain of software engineering for adaptive systems based on the incorporation of fuzzy human-factors in socio-technical systems.

Dr. Gerald McMaster

Dr. Gerald McMaster has over 30 years of international work and expertise in contemporary art, critical theory, museology and Indigenous aesthetics. His early interests concerned the lack of representation of Indigenous artists in art museums, and raising concern to how culturally sensitive objects were displayed and represented in ethnology museums. His experience as an artist and curator include conducting research, collecting art, and producing exhibitions.

Michael Page

An assistant professor in the Faculty of Art, Michael Page has been involved in research in the field of holography and 3D visualization for 30 years. His course in 3D visualization and human perception (taught in collaboration with the University of Toronto) offers students an opportunity to work in multidisciplinary groups to produce striking holographic images.

Judith Doyle

Judith Doyle received the 2012 OCAD University Award for Distinguished Research and Creative Activity. She is the Principal Investigator of GestureCloud (with Beijing-based artist Fei Jun) and was an Artist in Residence, 2010 - 2012 at Memory Link, Baycrest. Doyle's award-winning films and media art projects are distributed internationally. Website: http://www.readingpictures.com

Dr. Bhuvaneswari Arunachalan

Between 2013-2015, Dr. Bhuvaneswari Arunachalan was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Visual Analytics Lab (VAL) at OCAD University. Her research was mainly focused on mobile technology, analytical algorithms, natural user interface design, multimodal interactions, and interactive visualizations. She completed PhD in Computer Science at University of New Brunswick, Canada. Her research contribution includes a mobile middleware for electronic patient-care record (e-PCR) system that operates in handheld devices to support Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulatory section, NB, Canada.

Dr. Fanny Chevalier

Between 2012-2014, Fanny Chevalier was a post-doctoral researcher at OCAD U, and the DGP lab, at U of T where she conducted research on Interactive Visual Interfaces. Before coming to Canada, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the Aviz team of INRIA Saclay, where she was part of the Microsoft Research INRIA Joint Centre in the REACTIVITY project. Fanny Chevalier previously worked at the LABRI as a member of the team GRAVITE of INRIA Bordeaux, where she prepared her PhD in Computer Science focused on graph comparison.

Dr. Martha Ladly

Dr. Martha Ladly is a Professor of Design and Graduate Studies at OCAD University. She specializes in experience design, and interactive media, art and technology research; she is a founding researcher with the Mobile Experience Lab and was a principal network investigator with the GRAND Canadian National Centre of Excellence. She is currently undertaking research in the Centre for Innovation in Data Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIV-DDD) with Dr.

Dr. Ana Jofre

Dr. Ana Jofre is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Visual Analytics Lab at OCAD University, and a visual artist. Her interdisciplinary practice is grounded in a diverse academic background, which includes a PhD in Physics from the University of Toronto, and an MFA from OCAD University. She started pursuing art as a professional practice and exhibiting her work while serving as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Physics at UNC Charlotte, where she conducted and published research in Experimental Biophysics.

Dr. Steve Szigeti

Dr. Steve Szigeti currently holds a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Visual Analytics Lab (VAL) at OCAD University. His research interests include information visualization, research methodology and the design process. His dissertation (University of Toronto, 2011) explored the interpretation and efficacy of design guidelines as a means to bridge the gap between interface design and evidence based design guidelines. Steve has published research emerging from VAL at IEEE InfoVis 2014, CHI2014, Urban Ecologies 2013 and GRAND AGM 2013.

Isabel Meirelles

Isabel Meirelles is a designer and educator whose intellectual curiosity lies in the relationships between visual thinking and visual representation. Isabel is a Professor in the Faculty of Design and a Researcher in the Visual Analytics Lab (VAL) at OCAD University, Toronto, Canada. At VAL, Meirelles is currently a researcher in two ORF-RE Projects: iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth, and the Big Data Research, Analytics, and Information Network (BRAIN) Alliance.