Our C3 Team

Introducing our C3 team! I’m very fortunate to work with an inspiring team of curious, engaged and talented students, each with their own unique profiles and backgrounds.

Hi, I’m Mathilda Colins (Masters student in Computational Media Design, starting Fall 2021, co-supervised by Prof. April Viczko at the School of Creative and Performing Arts). I graduated from the University of Guelph with a major in Computing and a minor in Theatre Studies. I’m interested in how to make online interactions more emotionally fulfilling, and curious about how to build diverse and inclusive online communities. 
Hi, I’m Grace Ferguson, an undergraduate research assistant (summer 2021), co-supervised by Prof. Lora Oehlberg, Interactions Lab. I’m working on how to create intimacy and human connection through social media. In my free time, I enjoy video games and going to the library.
Hi, I’m Teale Masrani, an undergraduate research assistant for the summer of 2021. I recently completed a combined BSc in Computer Science and Psychology, and I’m interested in how technology influences society and human psychology. At the C3 lab, I’m looking at how social media can promote mindfulness during contentious online conversations.
Hi, I’m Priya Dhawka (Masters student in Computer Science, starting in Fall 2021), co-supervised by Prof. Wesley Willett, Interactions Lab. I graduated from Colgate University with a major in Computer science and a minor in German. My interests include issues of equity, power and transparency surrounding data production and visualization, and how to convey sensitive information to audiences who might not be ready to engage with said information.
Hi, I’m Ahmed Alkabary (Masters student in Computer Science, starting in Fall 2021). I am interested in how gamification and serious games applications can help us solve real world problems, and in particular, how it can promote cross-cultural understanding and help solve/avoid cultural conflicts in culturally diversified teams.

PAST MEMBERS

Ming Hou (Undergraduate research assistant, 2020, University of Calgary). Co-supervised by Prof. Ehud Sharlin. Topic: Designing Cross-Cultural Autonomous Vehicles using a Virtual Reality Testbed.

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Arthur Toenz (BSc Thesis, 2015, University of Zurich). Topic: Augmenting videoconference to visualize cross-cultural behavioral differences.

Jenny Schmid (BSc Thesis, 2017, University of Zurich). Topic: A cross-cultural email intervention to mitigate cross-cultural conflict.