Ethan overlooking the Salish Sea, looking dithered

I am graduate student working in the iViz Lab at Simon Fraser University. where I study the interpretability of computational systems and visualization. My research interests cross disciplines and I am a Teaching Assistant for both the School of Interactive Art and Technology and the Department of Cognitive Science.

I studied Cognitive Science at the University of California, San Diego and received a Bachelors of Science in 2011. During that time I volunteered in the Interactive Cognition Lab and the Center for Brain and Cognition. After graduation I stayed on as a Research Associate at the ICL.

In industry, I've done software engineering at gap intelligence, sold computers for Apple, and interned at Boeing Aeroinfo.


Publications

  1. Simply spinning: Extending current design frameworks for kinesthetic empathy. 2015, January. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
  2. POEME: a poetry engine powered by your movement. 2016, February. In Proceedings of the TEI'16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
  3. If Words Could Dance: Moving from Body to Data through Kinesthetic Evaluation. 2016, June. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems

Interactive Art Works

  1. Perceptron Redux. 2019. Vancouver
  2. Schrifttanz. 2016. Kraków
  3. POEME, A Poetry Engine. 2016. New York, Eindhoven, Brisbane, Vancouver
  4. Serpentine Dance, Refocused. 2014. Vancouver, Stanford

Teaching

Instructor of Record, School of Interactive Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University

  1. IAT 339: Web Design and Development - Summer 2017

Teaching Assistant, School of Interactive Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University

  1. IAT 235: Information Design - Fall 2018
  2. IAT 339: Web Design and Development - Summer 2018
  3. IAT 201: Human-Computer Interaction and Cognition - Fall 2015
  4. IAT 339: Web Design and Development - Fall 2017
  5. IAT 235: Information Design - Fall 2017
  6. IAT 339: Web Design and Development - Spring 2017
  7. IAT 235: Information Design - Spring 2017
  8. IAT 201: Human-Computer Interaction and Cognition - Spring 2015

Teaching Assistant, Department of Cognitive Science, Simon Fraser University

  1. COGS 100: Exploring the Mind - Fall 2018 (2 Classes)
  2. COGS 100: Exploring the Mind - Spring 2018

Instructional Assistant, Department of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego

  1. COGS 187B: Multimedia Design - Fall 2011
  2. COGS 187A: Usability and Information Architecture - Fall 2011
  3. COGS 160:Upper Division Seminar in Special Topics - Winter 2011
  4. COGS 160:Upper Division Seminar in Special Topics - Fall 2010