Aristides Mairena

Started as a new graduate student for in 2017 working with Carl Gutwin, and completed his MSc in April 2019. Now working as a full-time researcher with Carl, developing research tools for Agriculture in the P2IRC project, and researching how scientists collaborate with the tools we build. Interested in researching attention and perception in user interfaces and infovis. Did my undergrad in the USA at Mercyhurst University.
In my free time, I develop web apps and improve my technical chops as a programmer. Other things I enjoy doing: travel, gym, eating, walking my pug, and some gaming. For the most up to date information, visit my personal website


Peripheral Notifications: Effects of Feature Combination and Task Interference
Mairena, A. (2019) M.Sc. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan, Department of Computer Science.
Peripheral Notifications in Large Displays: Effects of Feature Combination and Task Interference
Mairena, A., Gutwin, C., Cockburn, A. (2019), Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019), Glasgow, Scotland UK. 12 pages. To appear. <>
Empirical Evaluation of Hybrid Gaze-Controller Selection Techniques in a Gaming Context
Dechant, M., Stavness, I., Mairena, A., Mandryk, R. (2018), Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play (CHI PLAY), 73-85. <doi:10.1145/3242671.3242699>