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News: 2021

AAIC Early Career Poster Award!

July 26 - 30, 2021

Our poster on the influence of cognitive abilities on older adults' ability to take over driving control from an automated vehicle was selected for AAIC's Early Career Poster Award! 


Presenting two posters at Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) 2021

July 26 - 30, 2021

Our abstracts are accepted. I will be presenting the two following posters at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference:

1. The influence of cognitive ability on older adults’ ability to take over driving control from an automated vehicle

2. Automated vehicles as a tool to extend the safe driving of people with dementia: family caregivers’ perspectives

July 21, 2021

The talk will focus on our project on detecting older adults' mode confusion during automated driving by classifying drivers' gaze behaviour data. 


Working in/with MILA on an imitation learning project to enhance older adults' acceptance of automated vehicles

I will be working as a remote research intern in Sarath Chandar's lab at MILA - Quebec AI Institute on a collaborative project between MILA and U of T.​

Upcoming Talk at AGE-WELL EPIC Conference 2021

June 15, 2021

I will be presenting our work with the CCNA Driving and Dementia team on predicting older adults' take-over performance in conditionally automated vehicles. [link to watch replay]

SRI Blog post: "Moving away from AI ethics as “window-dressing” to scientifically informed policies"

My blog post reflecting on Joanna J. Bryson, professor of ethics and technology at the Hertie School in Berlin, seminar at  Schwartz Reisman weekly seminar about AI ethics is online. [Read the post here]

Views on Techno-Utopia: The 2021 Schwartz Reisman Graduate Workshop

Mar 10, 2021

Along with the rest of the 2020-2021 cohort of Schwartz Reisman Graduate Fellows, we are hosting a one-day, online, interdisciplinary workshop for early career scholars on Techno-Utopia. 

Toronto Biomedical Engineering Conference 2021

Feb 30, 2021

I will be co-chairing the ToBE conference this year scheduled for June 16, 2021.

The call for abstracts is now open.

Check out UHN story on our recent publication!

Feb 22, 2021

"Study shows that age and driving style affect older adults’ acceptance of automated vehicles."

[link to story]

Our journal article on factors influencing older adults' acceptance of automated vehicles is now published and openly accessible at AA&P. 

Our work is now openly accessible in AA&P Journal.

[journal publications]




Upcoming talk at The Eye, The Brain, & The Auto World Research Congress

Dec 8, 2021

The talk will focus on our project on older adults' acceptance of automated vehicles.


[video link]


AGE-WELL Policy Round Webinar

Nov 12, 2020

I will be holding a public talk on the policy implications of "The use of automated vehicles by older adults with cognitive impairments" as part of the AGE-WELL Policy Round Webinar. 

[link to download the slides]


Joining Schwartz Reisman Institute as a Graduate Fellow!

Nov 9, 2020

Excited to join the Schwartz Reisman community as a Graduate Fellow starting mid-November!

[link to the announcement]


Featured in the Faces of BME!

Nov 2, 2020

Spent half a day with the amazing Bill (Quin) Dai on how I ended up doing a PhD in biomedical engineering!

[link to the story]

Presenting at WeCARe workshop at MobileHCI

October 5, 2020


Presenting an interactive poster at Auto-UI 2020

Sep 22, 2020

I am presenting our work on detecting mode confusion during automated driving as an interactive poster in Auto-UI 2020. 

[link to poster]

[conference papers]


Named a recipient of the Geoff Fernie Impact Award!

Aug 5, 2020

"The Geoff Fernie Impact Awards pay tribute to the post-doctoral fellows (PDFs), doctoral and Masters’ students who go above and beyond their call of duty to serve the community and make real impact through their research. "

[link to the story]


UHN story on our recently funded project on the perspective of people with dementia and care-partners on using automated vehicles

Jul 16, 2020

"Their team recently received a three-year grant from AGE-WELL, a federally-funded Network of Centres of Excellence hosted at UHN, to explore the safe use and acceptance of automated vehicles by people with dementia."

[link to the story]


Call for the inaugural AGE-WELL EPIC Conference

May 10, 2020

AGE-WELL HQP-AC (Highly Qualified Advisory Committee) is pleased to open the call for the first-ever *virtual* AGE-WELL EPIC Conference.

[link to more info]


Joining Vector Institute as a postgraduate affiliate!

May 1, 2021

Thrilled to join the vibrant Vector community!

[link to the list of 2020 cohort]


Going to compete in UofT's 3MT finals!

Mar 30, 2020

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