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Erik Paluka
Past member of the following research networks
  • NSERC Digital Surface Software Application Network (SurfNet)
    SurfNet
  • Graphics, Animation and New Media Networks of Centres of Excellence
    (GRAND NCE)
    Grand NCE
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science
Human-Computer Interaction & Information Visualization Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Honours) in Computer Science
Specializing in Digital Media
Research Interests & Focus of Work
My research interests lie within the realm of human-computer interaction (HCI). Specifically
  • Natural user interfaces (NUI)
  • Spatial and multi-touch interaction
  • Information visualization
  • Collaborative learning and computer-supported cooperative work
  • User experience
  • User interface design
My work focuses on designing and developing interactive software systems by employing user-centered design processes and evaluating them by designing and conducting research studies with human participants.

I am a former member of the vialab research reading group at UOIT. Click here to see a subset of the Computer Science research papers that I have read in-depth.



I am a full stack developer (front-end & back-end), and I generally develop using these languages/APIs:
  • English - Native Language
  • French - Professional Proficiency with 12 years of French Immersion
  • Java & Processing
  • JavaScript
  • C++ & OpenGL
I have attended the following research conferences
  • Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)
    • 2012 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 2013 at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces Conference (ITS)
    • 2013 at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • GRAND NCE Conference & Canada 3.0
    • 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
    • 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • NSERC Digital Surface Software Application Network (SurfNet) workshop
    • 2011 at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada
    • 2012 at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada
    • 2013 at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada
    • 2014 at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada
  • Graphics Interface (GI) — International conference on Graphics, Visualization and Human-Computer Interaction
    • 2015 at Saint Mary's University and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada