Dr. Audrey Girouard

Associate Professor

Associate Director, Graduate

Dr. Audrey Girouard

Associate Professor

Associate Director, Graduate

Audrey Girouard is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology at Ottawa’s Carleton University, where she is also the Associate Director for Graduate Studies. She leads the Creative Interactions Lab and the Collaborative Learning of Usability Experiences training program. Specializing in next generation interactions, her current research focuses on deformable devices and wearables. Her work has applications in health, accessibility, gaming, creative input, and mobile devices. She sits on the steering committee for the ACM TEI Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interfaces where she was the Program Committee’s Co-Chair in 2012 and 2018. She has received the Ontario Early Researcher Award, the Carleton University Research Achievement Award and the Partner in Research Technology Achievement Award. Dr. Girouard received her PhD in Computer Science from Tufts University in 2010, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Human Medial Lab at Queen’s University the following year. Her undergraduate degree is in software engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.


Research Areas

  • Next Generation Interaction Techniques
  • Deformable User Interactions
  • Novel Technologies for Rehabilitation
  • Accessibility Research
  • Usability, User Experience
  • Tangible User Interactions

Research Topics

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Game Design, Development, & Interactions
  • Wearables

Activities

  • Steering Committee Member, ACM TEI Tangible, Embodied and Embedded Interaction, since 2012

Chairs and Program Committees

  • PC Co-Chair, ACM TEI Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interfaces, 2018
  • Awards Co-Chair, ACM TEI Tangible, Embodied and Embedded Interaction, 2016
  • ACM UIST User Interface Software and Technology, 2017, 2018
  • ACM CHI Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2016
  • Graphics Interface Conference, 2016
  • ACM TEI Tangible, Embodied and Embedded Interaction, 2016

Other

  • Collaborative Learning in Usability Experiences (CLUE) program committee, since 2017
  • Research and Education in Accessibility and Design Innovation (READi) program committee, since 2017

Undergraduate Courses

  • IMD4901 Senior IMD Project (4th Year, Winter Term)