Team

Pejman Mirza-Babaei

Pejman has a PhD in computer science and has worked as a UX researcher on several commercial games. Many have speculated that his dog Rum is the shadow president of the UXR Lab.

Nour Halabi

Nour started her academic journey studying game development and is working towards a PhD in computer science. She prefers dissecting data over animals, and also enjoys reading, spending time with her cat, and coming up with vegan recipes.

Atiya Nova

Atiya is currently completing her MSc in Computer Science. She enjoys developing (and playing) games, along with reading graphic novels and drinking too many iced coffees.

James Robb

James is an associate teaching professor in Ontario Tech’s Game Development and Entrepreneurship program. His specialty and research focus is game design, and is currently working on the design of spectator based interactions in livestreamed game content.

Samantha Stahlke

Samantha recently finished her Master’s and is now aimlessly wandering the halls of the university. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, painting, and accidentally breaking the law (usually her mom is involved).

Bo Yu

Bo is a current Master’s student in computer science. He is always curious about new things and up to try almost any new experiences. If UX is his jam, then design is his peanut butter.