Mona Haraty

Hi there! I’m a PhD candidate, Computer Science at University of British Columbia, working with Joanna McGrenere in IMAGER Lab. I’m also working on OurNows. Read more about what I’m up to now.

My PhD research is in the filed of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with a particular focus on advanced personalization for supporting behavioral differences. The domain of my research is personal task management (PTM), i.e. I studied individual differences in PTM and designed and studied a personalization mechanism for a PTM tool. I have also studied online personalization sharing practices in various tools to inform the design of mechanisms for sharing customizations. Prior to my Doctoral study, I received an MSc in Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, working with Brian Fisher in SCIENCE Lab. For my Master’s thesis, I studied sensemaking and exploratory web search and developed a Firefox plugin that supports users in their exploratory web search. I received a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Tehran.