Mark Chignell holds a Ph.D. in mathematical psychology from the University of Canterbury and a Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State. He was Assistant Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California from 1984 to 1990. He joined the Industrial Engineering Department at the University of Toronto as Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering in 1990. He is currently Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, with appointments in the Faculty of Information and in the Department of Computer Science. Since January 2013 he has also been Director of the Knowledge Media Design Institute and BUL Chair in Human-Computer Interaction.
Knowledge Media Design Institute
Professor Chignell’s research focuses on human factors and user interface design, with particular interest in healthcare, aging, telecommunications, and driving applications. He has co-authored books on expert systems and intelligent databases and written papers on topics such as innovative user interfaces, hypertext, and information retrieval. His research has been funded by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), TELUS, IBM, Bell University Laboratories, CIHR, the GRAND National Centre of Excellence, the AGE-WELL National Centre of Excellence, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence. He was the General Chair of ACM Hypertext 2010 held in Toronto in June 2010.
Currently, Professor Chignell is working to evaluate the subjective quality of experience when viewing online video, modeling likelihood to recommend and likelihood to churn based on online video experience. Other research projects he is working on include serious games for cognitive assessment, and the development of interactive activities for people living with dementia. He has received three IBM faculty awards.
Chignell, M., Cordy, J., Kealey, M.R., Ng, J. and Yesha, Y., eds. The Personal Web: A Research Agenda. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2013.
—, Cordy, J., Ng, J. and Yesha, Y., eds. The Smart Internet: Current Research and Future Applications. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2010.
Parsaye, K. and Chignell, M.H. Intelligent Database Tools and Applications. New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1993.
Parsaye, K., Chignell, M.H., Khoshafian, S. and Wong, H. Intelligent Databases: ObjectOriented, Deductive Hypermedia Technologies. New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1989.
Hancock, P.A. and Chignell, M.H., eds. Intelligent Interfaces: Theory, Research, and Design. Amsterdam: North Holland, 1989.
Parsaye, K. and Chignell, M.H. Expert Systems for Experts. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1988.
Tong, T., Chignell, M., Tierney, M. C., & Lee, J. S. (2016). Test-Retest Reliability of a Serious Game for Delirium Screening in the Emergency Department. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8, 258.
Tong T, Chignell M, Tierney M.C., Lee J.A. “Serious Game for Clinical Assessment of Cognitive Status: Validation Study.” JMIR Serious Games 4.1 (2016.): e7.
Kaya, D., Chignell, M., Zucherman, L., and Jiang, J. “Assessment of Technical Quality of Online Video Using Visualization in Place of Experience.” In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2014-2018. New York: Sage Publications, 2016.
Tong, T., Chignell, M., Tierney, M., Sirois, M.-J., Goldstein, J., Emond, M., Rockwood, K., Lee, J. “Tablet-Based Frailty Assessments in Emergency Care for Older Adults.” In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Annual Meeting. New York: Sage Publications, 2006: 613-617.
Tong, T., Yeung, J., Sandrakumar, J., Chignell, M., Tierney, M. C., & Lee, J. “Improving the Ergonomics of Cognitive Assessment with Serious Games”. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (2015): 1-5. SAGE Publications. doi:10.1177/2327857915041001.
Rouzbahman, M., Jovicic, A., and Chignell, M. “Can Cluster-Boosted Regression Improve Prediction?: Death and Length of Stay in the ICU.” IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (February 3, 2016): 1. doi: 10.1109/JBHI.2016.2525731.
Lottridge, D., Chignell, M., and Yasumura, M. “Identifying Cultural Differences in Emotion Through Implicit, and Explicit, Measures.” IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing 3.2 (2012): 199-210.
Li, J., and Chignell, M.H. “Communication of Emotion in Social Robots through Simple Head and Arm Movements.” International Journal of Social Robots 3.2 (2011): 125-142.
Li, J. and Chignell, M.H. “Personality and Blogs: Do Bloggers of a Feather Flock Together?” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 68 (2010): 589-602.
Tiffany Tong, (ongoing). “Evaluating the Feasibility of Game-Based Assessments for Cognitive Screening.”
Zahid Abul-Basher, (ongoing). “Multiple Graph Query Optimization”.
Henry Moller (Ongoing). “Use of Virtual Reality and Simulated Experience in Mental Health Interventions.”
Shadi Ghafar-Khosravi. 2015. “Reducing Youth Occupational Asthma Risk with Web-based Training.”
Ryan Kealey, 2015. “Improved Clinical Decision Support through Advanced Analytics and Visualization.”
Kate Sellen, 2015. “Impact of Blood Fridges on Medical Errors.”
Mahsa Rouzbahman, 2015. “Summarization of Confidential Data.”
Danielle Lottridge, 2010. “Measuring Emotional Responses to Interaction”.
Aleksandra Jovicic. 2008.“Supporting Self-Management in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure.”
Vanessa Vogwill. 2008. “Supporting Communication between Nurses and Physicians.”
Alvin Chin. 2008. “Automated Detection of Subgroups in Social Networks.”
Shengdong Zhao. 2008. “EarPod: Efficient Hierarchical Eyes-Free Menu Selection.”
John Chattoe, 2007. “Individual Differences in Multi-Object Tracking.”
Carly Warren, (ongoing). “User Interface Design for Clinical Decision Support Systems.”
Chelsea de Guzman, (ongoing). “Accumulation of Quality of Experience.”
Thomas He, 2015. (ongoing) “Visualization of Quality of Sequences of Experience.”
Jenna Blumenthal, (ongoing). “Activity Measurement in Long-Term Care.”
Andrea Jovanovic (ongoing). “Innovations in HCI Education”.
Diba Kaya, 2015. “Assessment of Technical Quality of Online Video Using Visualization.”
Diego Rivera, 2015. “Applications of Script Theory in Healthcare.”
Hao Shi, 2014. “RFID-Enabled Enhanced Communication in Healthcare.”
Tiffany Tong, 2013. “Tablet Applications for Cognitive Assessment of Delirium Onset Risk In Place of Experience.”
David Canella, 2013. “Risk Assessment in Driving.”
Erin Yu, 2011. “Innovative Notification interfaces for Emergency Physicians.”
MIE 242 Psychology for Engineers
KMD 2002 Technologies for Knowledge Media Design
MIE 1402 Analytical Methods in Human Factors (Statistics)
In the News
The Vocal Village project (developed by a team led by Mark Chignell) was featured in “Simon Says, Vocal Village team up.” The Globe and Mail July 26, 2006. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/simonsays-vocal-village-team-up/article1106240/.
“Giving Doctors Information in the Palm of their Hands.” Communication and Information Technology Ontario (CITO) newsletter July 14, 2003.
The EpoCare project and Dr. Sharon Straus were featured in a Globe and Mail article (Report on Business section) written by David Ticoll in November 2003. The interview was arranged by Mark Chignell.
“Wireless On Call.”The Toronto Star, July 7, 2003. Sharon Straus and Mark Chignell were interviewed on May 15 for a story in the Toronto Star about the future use of handheld devices in Medicine.
The EpoCare project featured prominently in an article on “the Next Internet” (pages 36-38) in the University of Toronto Magazine (spring 2003). This article included a full-page photograph of Mark Chignell with the prototype as implemented on the Xybernaut wearable computer.
A Figure (showing Danielle Lottridge, Mark Chignell, and Harumi Takeshita), with caption on the EpoCare project appeared in the December 2002 issue of Skule Magazine.