About Me

My name is Robert Teather. I am an associate professor in and interim Director (2022-23) of the School of Information Technology at Carleton University. I previously worked as a postdoctoral fellow on the G-Scale project with Dr. Jacques Carette. I am currently recruiting graduate students in human-computer interaction and interactive digital media at Carleton. If you are interested in working with me on any of the research areas listed below, please see my page for prospective students.


  • July 2022: I am currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow. Full details are available here.
  • Jan. 2022: A paper on visual target search in VR and a poster on selection in VR have been accepted to the IEEE VR conference. Congrats, Kristen and Elaheh!
  • Sept 2021: Two papers and one poster co-authored with my graduate students were accepted to the ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction. Congrats Stanislav, Johann, Assem, and Naz!
  • Sept 2021: I was featured as Researcher of the Month
  • August 2021: Congrats to Stanislav Kyian and Elaheh Samimi on succesfully defending their masters theses!

Research Interests

Broadly, my research interests fall in several intersecting areas of human-computer interaction:

  • 3D User Interfaces
  • Establishing methods for direct comparison of 2D and 3D interfaces for conceptually equivalent tasks, e.g., selection and manipulation interfaces.

  • Virtual Reality
  • Factors influencing human performance in VR, e.g., stereo 3D graphics, haptic feedback, head-tracking, etc.

  • Input Devices and Interaction Techniques
  • Evaluating novel user interfaces such as tilt control or touchscreens, or distraction in multi-task systems.

  • Game User Interfaces
  • Human performance with game input devices (e.g., in complex tasks involving navigation, selectiona and manipulation of objects in a game environment. Scalability of game user interfaces.


Selected Recent Publications