Tony Tang is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information (iSchool) where he designs and evaluates new technologies for interacting with people and data. Before joining the Faculty of Information in 2019, Tony was an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Calgary. He studied Computer Science and Psychology at Simon Fraser University before earning an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Calgary and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
Tony TangAssociate Professor, on Leave
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: BL 615
- Website: http://hcitang.github.io/
Tony leads the RICELab (Rethinking Interaction, Collaboration and Engagement) group which focuses on Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Ubiquitous Computing. His interdisciplinary research team explores how to design new technologies that allow people to connect, communicate and understand one another through their interactions with people and data.
His current work investigates the design of immersive analytics tools, where tools give people new ways of thinking about and interacting with their data, and analyzing and discussing their data with others. His research involves primarily three major types of activities: the investigation of domain-specific communication and interaction practices between people and technology; the design of new technologies to address needs in those domain-specific contexts, and the evaluation of interaction technologies. These activities cut across three theme areas:
- Mixed-reality computing. Augmented reality technologies allow us to use context (e.g. visual context, physical location, etc.) to design rich embodied experiences interaction (e.g. gestures) that take advantage novel output devices (head-mounted displays, tablets, mobiles).
- Digital workrooms. New technologies for collaboration in next generation meeting rooms, which are be comprised of large interactive surfaces (walls and tables), and personal devices.
- Digital fashion. Exploring new means of self-expression through wearable technologies.
Recent projects include designing new tools that:
- Reducing sexual violence against women
- Teaching new streamers how to stream on Twitch.tv
- Use mixed reality tutorials for physical fabrication
- Enable search and rescue teams to work effectively together
Tony’s work is generously funded by NSERC.
- Human-Computer Interaction
- User Experience Design
- Computer Supported Cooperative Work
- Ubiquitous Computing
Lev Poretski, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Terrance Mok (co-supervised), PhD in progress, University of Calgary
Sydney Pratte (co-supervised), PhD in progress, University of Calgary
Martin Fieck (co-supervised), PhD in progress, German Centre for Artificial Intelligence
Karthik Mahadevan (co-supervised), PhD in progress, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Warren Park (co-supervised), PhD in progress, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Ava Lew (co-supervised), PhD in progress, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Andrey Mintchev, MMSt in progress, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Xing-Dong Yang (co-supervised), Post-Doctoral Fellow
Brennan Jones (co-supervised), PhD
Bon Adriel Aseniero (co-supervised), PhD
Teddy Seyed (co-supervised), PhD
Rojin Vishkaie (co-supervised), PhD
Katherine Currier (co-supervised), MSc
Flavia Cavalcanti (co-supervised), MSc
Jessica Stark (co-supervised), MSc
Kody Dillman, MSc
Omid Fakourfar, MSc
Waliur Rahman (co-supervised), MSc
Lisa Graham, MEng
Hesam Alizadeh (co-supervised), MSc
Richard Tang, MSc
Matthew Dunlap (co-supervised), MSc