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.