Hi! I'm a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Waterloo, advisded by Dr. Edith Law. My research involves designing interactions of conversational agents, from chatbots to physically-embodied robots, that promote social experiences.

In 2016 I graduated with an M.Sc. in Human-Machine Communication cum laude, from the University of Groningen (Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering, now the Bernoulli Institute). I was advised by Dr. Marieke van Vugt and Dr. Deniz Ba┼čkent, and my thesis focused on improving speech perception for cochlear implant wearers. Alongside my master's I completed the Honours Master High Tech Systems and Materials - a joint collaboration between the University of Groningen & Philips.

In 2014 I graduated with a B.Sc. in Cognitive Systems: Cognition and Brain, from the University of British Columbia.

Awards
2019: Postgraduate Scholarship-Doctoral (PGS D), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
2014: Avril McDonald Prize, University of Groningen