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Jay Ellis Henderson, PhD
Human-Computer Interaction
jay [dot] henderson [at] uwaterloo.ca
pronouns: he/they


Hey there! My name is Jay and I'm a Senior Research Scientist in the Human-Machine Interaction Lab at Huawei Technologies Canada. I completed my PhD in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab at the University of Waterloo, advised by Prof. Edward Lank. My thesis research explores the design, development, and assessment of gesture-based interaction systems, with particular focus on facilitating learning and supporting ubiquitous scenarios. That being said, I'm interested in a ton of different research topics in the realm of HCI -- most recently, delving into the worlds of AR and VR. I leverage techniques from human computer interaction, machine learning, cognitive science and psychological theory. I've held industry research internships at Huawei Technologies Canada's Noah's Ark Lab and Chatham Labs (now part of Oculus VR). I also frequently collaborate with researchers from the Loki group at Inria in Lille, France.

Prior to Waterloo, I completed my undergraduate honours degree at Mount Allison University, in Computer Science, with double minors, in Mathematics and Psychology.


Jay Henderson's photograph in black and white


Jay Ellis Henderson, PhD
Human-Computer Interaction
jay [dot] henderson [at] uwaterloo.ca
pronouns: he/they

Hey there! My name is Jay and I'm a Senior Research Scientist in the Human-Machine Interaction Lab at Huawei Technologies Canada. I completed my PhD in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab at the University of Waterloo, advised by Prof. Edward Lank. My thesis research explores the design, development, and assessment of gesture-based interaction systems, with particular focus on facilitating learning and supporting ubiquitous scenarios. That being said, I'm interested in a ton of different research topics in the realm of HCI -- most recently, delving into the worlds of AR and VR. I leverage techniques from human computer interaction, machine learning, cognitive science and psychological theory. I've held industry research internships at Huawei Technologies Canada's Noah's Ark Lab and Chatham Labs (now part of Oculus VR). I also frequently collaborate with researchers from the Loki group at Inria in Lille, France.

Prior to Waterloo, I completed my undergraduate honours degree at Mount Allison University, in Computer Science, with double minors, in Mathematics and Psychology.


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