Phaedra Berger

Phaedra is an undergraduate student pursuing a B.Sc. in Psychology and a B.Sc. & B.A. in Interactive Systems Design. She completed an interdisciplinary psychology honours thesis in 2019/2020, co-supervised by Dr. Regan Mandryk and Dr. Ron Borowsky and is now working on a computer science honours thesis. In addition, she’s also spent the summer of […]

Jason Bowey

Jason’s main research area focuses on the relationship between Player and Protagonist in games. He has studied a wide range of topics including using games to manipulate experience, narrative prototyping, understanding how sexist content effects player experience, and understanding the mechanisms of dialogue choices in games.   Jason is currently an instructor at the Recording […]

Brandon Piller

Brandon joined the HCI lab in 2019 after finishing his B.A & Sc in Interactive Systems Design at the University of Saskatchewan, supervised by Regan Mandryk and Cody Phillips. His research focuses on how breaks in video games can affect player performance and experience. Brandon graduated in 2021. Publications

Natanael Bandeira Romão Tomé

Natanael Bandeira Romão Tomé joined the Interaction Lab in 2018, after finishing his BSc in Digital Media and Systems at Federal University of Ceara, Brazil, and is supervised by Carl Gutwin. He is currently finishing his master’s degree and working as a web developer for the plant phenotyping project at P2IRC, as well as other […]

Raquel Robinson

Dr. Raquel Robinson is interested in using affective physiological communication to enhance game and live-streaming experiences. She is a third year PhD candidate under the supervision of Dr. Regan Mandryk.  She obtained her Master of Science degree in Computational Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz back in 2018. During her Master’s degree, she […]

Kevin Lam

Kevin’s research interests are in developing new brain-computer interface technologies and bringing them to mainstream markets. His current work is focused on studying how noisy input signals in devices can affect a user’s experience with learning to use new input modalities. He is now completing his M.Sc. under Carl Gutwin and Madison Klarkowski at the […]

Md. Sami Uddin

Dr. Uddin’s research falls under the broad category of Human-Computer Interaction; primarily, he focuses on users’ rapid development of expertise with computer interfaces. He investigates and exploits people’s physical and cognitive abilities, including the constraints of the devices people use, to design better interaction facilities and support users becoming experts quickly.   He joined the […]

Martin Dechant

Dr. Martin Deschant focuses his research on how digital games and immersive media can be used within the context of mental health. One major focus in this work is social anxiety, where he investigates how digital media can help affected individuals to assess the severity of their anxiety as well as how digital media, especially […]

Aristides Mairena

Ari is a research assistant at the HCI Lab working with Carl Gutwin to develop custom software and visualization tools for the plant phenotyping project at P2IRC and researching how domain experts utilize our tools for analysis and collaboration. Ari moved to Saskatoon to pursue his MSc in Computer Science after completing his B.A. in […]

Maximilian A. Friehs

Dr. Friehs is a cognitive neuroscientist and was awarded his PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Trier (Germany). Over the last years he collaborated with researchers around the globe on a multitude of projects ranging from fundamental research on the neurophysiological underpinnings of cognitive control to investigating how motivation can shape gameplay and […]