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Parmit Chilana

Associate Professor, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

Current Graduate Students


David Wong

David Wong is pursuing his MSc in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, under the supervision of Prof. Parmit Chilana and Diana Cukierman. Before that, he was the founder and chief of Learning Technologies Office at Universidad Privada del Norte, in Peru, for eight years. In that position, David developed several tools to help teachers and students to achieve their educational goals using technology. David's main areas of interest are in Human-Computer Interaction, Internet of Things (IoT), and Computing Education. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from National University of Trujillo, Peru.


Anjali Khurana

Anjali Khurana is a Master’s student in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University with a focus on Human-computer interaction under the supervision of Prof. Parmit Chilana. Before coming to SFU, Anjali worked on the research and development of software social innovations for her co-founded company which went on to receive grants awarded by India's Infosys Foundation. She also participated in a six-month internship in product development in Atlanta, USA and a two-month technical mentorship program at IIT Hyderabad. Anjali completed her Bachelor’s in Computer science and Engineering from PEC University of Technology, India in 2018.


Laton Vermette

Laton Vermette is a PhD student studying Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, supervised by Prof. Parmit Chilana. His research aims to simplify the process of finding relevant help resources for feature-rich software, through the design of collaborative, personalized help recommendation systems. He is currently taking part in an internship with Microsoft in Vancouver, investigating how K-12 teachers learn and customize digital classroom tools. Laton completed his MMath in Computer Science with a focus in HCI (with Prof. Chilana) and his BMath in Combinatorics & Optimization, both at the University of Waterloo.


Amir Jahanlou

Amir Jahanlou is a Ph.D. student at the School of Interactive Art and Technology at Simon Fraser University advised by Prof. Parmit Chilana. Amir's research interests include Visual Storytelling, Technology for Education and User Experience Design. Amir has been working the in technology and higher education sectors for over a decade. Prior to pursuing Ph.D, he completed his MA in Creative Media Practice and MED in Higher Education from the University of British Columbia.


Narges Ashtari

Narges Ashtari is a PhD student in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University supervised by Prof. Parmit Chilana. Her research interests are human-computer interaction and user experience design. Narges's research aims to provide a better experience for people using CAD systems. Narges completed her MSc with a focus in HCI in Interactive Arts and Technology in 2018 and her BSc in Architectural Engineering from Art University of Isfahan in 2015.


Rimika Chaudhury

Rimika Chaudhury is pursuing her PhD at the School of Computing Science in Simon Fraser University, under the supervision of Prof. Parmit Chilana. Before switching tracks to research, she was at Infosys Limited, India where she was a senior associate at the Global Education Centre. Her role was to enable employees (of Infosys and clients) in various technologies - ranging from administration of application servers to user-interface technologies - through classroom sessions and webinars. She has also authored several e-learning courses for the training programs - which are used for blended learning. She holds a Bachelors in Information Technology from West Bengal University of Technology, India. She completed her MSc in Computing Science at SFU in 2019.



Kimia Kiani
(MSc, SFU)


April Wang
(MSc, SFU)


Mahya Sadeghi
(MSc, SFU)


Nathaniel Hudson
(MAsc, Waterloo)


Anson Ho
(MAsc, Waterloo)

Undergraduate Students


George Cui
(BSc, SFU)


Jackie Lang
(BSc, SFU)


Prashant Shashikumar
(BSc, SFU)


Ryan Mitts
(BSc, SFU)


Shruti Dembla
(BEng, Waterloo)


Celena Alcock
(BA, Waterloo)



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