People

Joseph Jay Williams: Director of IAI Group, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto


Sam Maldonado: Research Programmer

Graduate Students

Arghavan Modiri: Master’s Student, working on the design of mobile health intervention systems; combining human-computer interaction with statistical machine learning to discover how to personalize text messages to people in order to motivate them to do more exercise and improve adherence to physical activity.  Also, studying contextual multi-armed bandits (MABs) and similar algorithms and their applications in health.


Jacob Nogas: Master’s Student, generally interested in statistics and machine learning applied to HCI. Working on issues pertaining to statistical inference on data from collected from Multi-armed Bandit algorithms.


Jaemarie Solyst: Incoming PhD student in fall 2020. Working on computer science education.

Affiliated graduate students

Hammad Shaikh: Fifth-year PhD student in economics, working on educational projects.

Undergraduate Students

Jai Aggarwal: Fourth-year computer science and cognitive science student, working on the student stress and DIAMANTE projects.


Yuya Asano: Fourth-year computer science specialist, working on the personalized explanations and factorial design projects.



Ben Prystawski: Third-year computer science and cognitive science student, working on the personalized explanations project.


Jiading Zhu: Fourth-year engineering science student, doing a thesis with Joseph on the factorial bandits project.

Previous lab members or collaborators


Meng Xia: PhD Student in CSE at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, working on visual analytics of online learning data. Was a visiting PhD student in the lab



Michal Fishkin: Second-year engineering science student, project manager for the exercise and mental health projects


Zarif Mahmud: Third-year computer science and statistics student, working on the students on track project and organizing lab meetings


Weiwen Leung: Postdoc

Regular External collaborators

Anna Rafferty


Juho Kim


Bibhas Chakraborty



Caroline Figueroa: Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, within the Digital Health Equity And Access Lab (D-HEAL) working on the DIAMANTE project


Anne Hsu: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at the Queen Mary University of London, working on the student stress project


Thomas Price: (Assistant Prof. of computer science at North Carolina State University)

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Ben Prystawski,
Nov 4, 2019, 6:30 PM