Student Supervision

I supervise many student theses at the undergraduate and master level. My goal is to empower my supervised students to have disproportionate impacts on the world and greatly exceed their own career and life goals.

If you are interested in pursuing thesis research under my supervision, you are welcome to send me an email using my contact information provided. I cannot provide funding to support incoming bachelor or master’s students, though I often have funding opportunities or research assistant positions for interested students who are already well into their studies.

Current thesis students (as of July 2022)

Harsh Gawai. Topic: Risky use behaviour clustering from stock trading app data. Master of Computer Science thesis. Co-supervised with Dr. Vlado Keselj.

Jenna Beresford. Topic: A brain-computer interface for measuring mind wandering in the workplace. Master of Information thesis.

Juan Chaves Baquero. Topic: A technique for summarizing and enhancing readability of websites’ terms of use agreements. Master of Digital Innovation thesis.

Juliana Christiani. Topic: Detecting mind wandering when attending online meetings. Bachelor of Science Honors Neuroscience thesis.

Lucy Coady. Topic: Factors that contribute to remote workplace success. Bachelor of Science Honours Psychology thesis.

Robert Ogilvie. Topic: Emotional intelligence development in in technology-assisted remote teams. Master of Science Business thesis.

Past students

Thesis

Jonathon Henneberry (2022). Identifying Affective ERP Correlates of Cybersecurity Threats and Notifications. Bachelor of Science Honors Psychology thesis.

Simon Leger (2022). The science of YouTube: The role of enjoyment and mind wandering. Bachelor of Science Honors Neuroscience thesis. Co-supervised with Dr. Aaron Newman.

Tess Konwisarz (2022). Investigating the impact of lecture length on mind wandering and learning outcomes for pre-recorded lectures. Bachelor of Science Honors Neuroscience thesis.

Rachel Moylan (2021). Presence, agency, and context: Students’ experiences engaging in creative group processes in an online educational environment. Master of Information thesis. Co-supervised with Dr. Sandra Toze.

Graduate research projects and capstone papers

Abhijeet Singh (2021). Sentiment analysis of the comments of Tinder and Bumble subreddits. Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Ankit Bajaj (2021). How to reduce cognitive overload in e-learning with human centered design. Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Ashike Mahmud (2021). An investigation of e-commerce cart recovery emails during Covid-19. Master of Electronic Commerce research project.

Mark Vokey (2021). How do social media companies become successful in Halifax? Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Shakuntala Khatri (2021). On the application of business intelligence analytics in small-scale businesses. Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Shreyas Bhaktavatsala (2021). Impacts of Covid-19 on Canadian retail and omnichannel e-commerce adoption. Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Urvashikumari Patel (2021). A study of factors affecting the perceptibility of musicians in the music industry. Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Aditya Ayri (2020). Implications of using RPA and smart contracts in financial organizations. Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Carlos Calix Woc (2020). Psychographic profiling of charitable donations using Twitter data and machine learning techniques. Master of Electronic Commerce research project.

Gabriel Orellana Diaz (2020). Alternative dating app business model proposed based on investigations in social interactions. Master of Electronic Commerce research project.

Hardik Raval (2020). Using cloud computing to augment the learning process in higher learning institutions. Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Suchindra Karthik (2020). Personalization in the e-commerce industry. Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Saurabh Minotra (2020). Recommendation systems are getting smarter because of state-of-the-art technology. Master of Electronic Comerce research paper.

Yanzhe Zhang (2020). Video games and loot boxes. Master of Electronic Commerce research paper.

Directed reading courses

Razia Choudhury (2022). What do information managers need to know about cloud data analytics? Master of Information directed reading.

Razia Choudhury (2021). Twitter sentiment analysis & customer classification model for digital marketing. Master of Information directed reading.

Dinesh Mulchandani (2020). Offline classifier for tri-hybrid gaming paradigm based on P300, N170 and SSVEP signals. Master of Computer Science directed reading. Co-supervised with Aaron Newman.

Natalie Smith (2020). Identifying brain correlates of cybersecurity threat notifications. Bachelor of Science Neuroscience supervised project. Co-supervised with Aaron Newman.

Pallavi Gone (2020). Are there differences between Canada and US residents in sentiment in tweets related to Covid-19? Master of Information directed reading.

Ravishankar Subramanilyer (2020). A novel tri-hybrid brain-computer interface paradigm. Master of Computer Science directed reading. Co-supervised with Aaron Newman.

Research projects not related to degree requirements

Juan Chavez Baquero (2022). Beyond the black box: Unlocking the potential of digital humanities.

Maddie Hare (2022). Beyond the black box: Unlocking the potential of digital humanities.

Poppy Riddle (2022). Beyond the black box: Unlocking the potential of digital humanities.

Anika Nissen (2022). Are you human? Detecting the difference in trust evaluations between virtual and human influencers.

Kiera O’Neil (2022). What is the role of mind wandering in work productivity when using remote workplace platforms?

Francesco Usai (2022). What is the role of mind wandering in work productivity when using remote workplace platforms?

Kydra Mayhew (2022). What is the role of mind wandering in work productivity when using remote workplace platforms?

Rachel Moylan (2021). What factors lead to gainful university online community experiences during COVID-19?

Gabriel O. Diaz (2021). What factors lead to gainful university online community experiences during COVID-19?