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Dr. Joanna McGrenere

Professor

Computer Science

Faculty of Science

Research Themes: 

Evolving Language in an Information Economy

Joanna McGrenere is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and a member of the IMAGER lab at the University of British Columbia. She received a PhD from the University of Toronto in 2002, an MSc from UBC in 1996, and a BSc from Western University in 1993, all in Computer Science. Her broad research area is Human Computer Interaction (HCI), with a specialization in interface personalization, universal usability, assistive technology, and computer supported cooperative work. Joanna won a Microsoft Research Software Engineering Innovation Foundation (SEIF) award in 2013, a Killam award for Excellence in Mentoring (2012), an Outstanding Young Computer Science Research Award from the Canadian Association of Computer Science (2011), was appointed as a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies Early Career Scholar (2010), and was the first recipient of the Anita Borg Early Career Scholar Award (2004). Joanna recently led the new HCI @UBC initiative: an interdisciplinary meeting for scholars working in the area of Human-Computer Interaction at UBC (2013-15).

Research Interests: Human Computer Interaction (HCI), specializing in interface personalization, universal usability, assistive technology, and computer supported cooperative work.