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Ali Arya

Associate Professor, Carleton School of Information Technology
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Research Projects:

  • uni.VR.sity: Investigating the use of Virtual Reality in education, and generally, a more inclusive approach to design and development of Virtual Reality experiences.
  • Educational Technologies: Using various technologies for creating interactive and personalized content, virtual and in-person presentation of content, and reflective tools for learning assistance.
  • Multimodal Human-Computer Interaction: Incorporating multiple modalities in uman-computer interaction, including but not limited to video-based input and wearable devices, to control games and other applications.
  • Social and Affective Computing: Investigating social and emotional characteristics of users in computing systems.
  • Computer Games and Virtual Worlds: This is an umbrella for a variety of projects related to computer game technologies and their applications.
  • For more information about my current projects and graduate students, please see the websiet of the Interacive Media Group (iMG)

Recent Teaching (currently, on sabbatical):

  • ITEC-6200, Introduction to Interdisciplinary Reseaech in Digital Media
  • ITEC-5000, Analytical Methods in Information Technology
  • IMD-3006, Software Design for Multimedia
  • Past Courses:
  • IMD-4902, Design Studio 4
  • BIT-2400, Intermediate Programming
  • BIT-1400, Computer Programming

Recent Professional Service:

  • Associate Dean (Planning and Awards, then Student Affairs), Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, Carleton University, February 2018 to July 2022
  • Member of Program Committee, IEEE AIVR Conference, since 2018 (except 2021)
  • Program Chair, Foundations of Digital Games (FDG) conference, 2021
  • Member of Program Committee, IEEE VR Conference, 2017-2020