Postdoctoral Researchers

Current postdoctoral researchers

Rob Bittner (Aug 2018 – Jul 2020)

MA in Children’s Literature (University of British Columbia), PhD (Simon Fraser University) | Website

Research interests: representation of transgender and queer teens in young adult literature; information seeking behaviour;


Kathy Brennan (July-Dec 2018)

MLS (The Catholic University of America), MBA (John Hopkins), PhD (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill) | Website

Research interests: information searching behaviour; human information interaction; financial knowledge



Past researchers

Ben Steichen (July 2014-June 2015)

BSc (University of East Anglia.), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Trinity College Dublin) | Website

Research Interests: interactive information retrieval; user modeling; information visualization; human-computer interaction; data mining


Zohreh Dehghani Champiri (2015)

MIS (University of Isfahan), Ph.D. (University of Malaya) | Profile

Research Interests: human-computer interaction; social computing; information system analysis and design


Rafa Absar (2014)

MS Computer Science, Ph.D. (McGill) | Profile

Research Interests: multimodal interaction; visual interfaces; information systems; learning analytics


Michael Huggett (2010-2011)

Research profile

Research Interests: machine learning; data mining; natural language processing; information retrieval