The Computational Health and Interaction (CHAI) Lab uses ubiquitous and emergent technologies to address problems related to people’s health and wellbeing.

Faculty

Alex Mariakakis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and an Affiliate Scientist at Techna. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. Alex's work is published in top-tier venues in his field, including CHI and IMWUT. His work has also been featured by many media outlets (e.g., BBC, National Geographic, and USA Today). Alex is a fellow of the mHealth Training Institute. As a student, he was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, and the Gaetano Borriello Outstanding Student Award at UbiComp 2018.

Graduate Students

brenna_li
Co-advisor: Khai Truong
PhD, 2018 – present
salaar_liaqat
Co-advisor: Eyal de Lara
PhD, 2018 – present
blue_lin
Co-advisor: Khai Truong
PhD, 2021 – present
dhruv_verma
PhD, 2021 – present
ian_ruffolo
Co-advisor: Michael Brudno
PhD, 2021 – present
ken_christofferson
Co-advisor: Joseph Cafazzo
PhD, 2021 – present
sejal_bhalla
Co-advisor: Eyal de Lara
PhD, 2021 – present
andrii_lenyshyn
PhD, 2023 – present

Undergraduate Students

helen_li
BS, 2021 – present
anna_kirik
BS, 2023 – present
jiaqi_guo
BS, 2023 – present
liam_bakar
BS, 2023 – present
minh_le
BS, 2023 – present
pierre_lessard
BS, 2023 – present
shawn_kong
BS, 2023 – present
malaikah_hussain
BS, 2024 – present
yiteng_zhang
BS, 2024 – present