Seven Canadian female research scientists have been given top honours by the L'Oréal Women in Science Program. Among the recipients is computer science postdoctoral fellow Michelle Annett. Annett was honoured for the top female NSERC-funded post-doc in Canada.
The L'Oréal Women in Science Program is supported by partnering organizations such as NSERC, UNESCO and the France-Canada Research Fund.
Annett, is a student in the Dynamitic Graphics Project (DGP) Lab at the department of computer science, under the supervision of Professor Daniel Wigdor. She also holds an appointment at Autodesk Research, in the User Interface Group, where she works with computer science alumni Tovi Grossman and George Fitzmaurice.
Her research at U of T and Autodesk focuses on the fundamental properties of motor skills and gesture transfer as they apply to cross-device interaction. Annett's other area of interest is on how environments and workspaces can respond, interact and support users during their creative process.
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