Olivier St-Cyr


Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Director, Collaborative Specialization in Knowledge Media Design (KMD)

Olivier St-Cyr

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream and Director, Collaborative Specialization in Knowledge Media Design (KMD)
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Dr. Olivier St-Cyr is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the Faculty of Information – iSchool at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the iSchool, he was a full-time Professor in the School of Information & Communications Technology at Seneca College (Seneca@York) and a Status-Only Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. St-Cyr also spent eight years working in industry on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) related projects in organizations such as the University Health Network (UHN), IBM Canada Limited, and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL). Over the past years, he helped provide HCI designs solutions in several domains: medical software, medical devices, data replication software, pharmaceutical software, nuclear power plant information systems, artificial intelligence, computer networks, and news wire communication systems. He has taught several courses in Computer Programming, User Interface Design, and HCI at Seneca College, the University of Toronto, York University, and the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University. His research interests are in the areas of HCI, user interface/user experience design, human factors for safety critical systems, cognitive engineering, and HCI education. Dr. St-Cyr received a Honours BA in Computer Science and Psychology from York University (2000), a MASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo (2002), and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto (2006). All degrees have a specialty in HCI. He is a Limited Engineering Licensee (LEL) of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).

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