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October 19, 2005, vol. 34, no. 4



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Alissa Antle
Alissa Antle is a tenure-track assistant professor in the school of interactive arts and technology. She joins SFU from the Mobile MUSE (media-rich urban shared experience research network) at UBC. She has been involved in a variety of interactive technology projects and endeavours, many of which have won awards. She holds a PhD in geography from UBC, and both a BSc in system design and a BA in liberal arts from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include the design of interactive technologies for children including environments for exploration, play and learning.



Linda Bartram
Linda Bartram joins the school of interactive arts and technology as a tenure track assistant professor. She most recently managed NECTAR (network for effective collaboration technologies through advanced research), an NSERC-funded research centre in UBC's department of mathematics. She has also worked as an adjunct professor in the department of mathematics at SFU. She holds a PhD in computing science from SFU and a master of mathematics (computer science) from the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on human-computer interfaces, information visualization and multi-user visualization that can be applied to gaming and tele-collaboration.



Diane Gromala
Diane Gromala joins the school of interactive arts and technology as a tenured associate professor. She will be working in the new media environments and the performance and media arts streams in the school. Gromala holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Michigan and was most recently an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include the artistic applications of virtual reality, and human-computer interaction design.



Yi Lu
Yi Lu is a tenure-track assistant professor of actuarial science in the department of statistics and actuarial science. She comes to SFU from Concordia University in Montreal. Lu holds both a PhD and MSc in mathematics from Concordia and a BSc in mathematics from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Her research interests include risk theory, insurance statistics, statistical applications and actuarial mathematics.



Niranjan Rajah
Niranjan Rajah joins the school of interactive arts and technology as a tenure track assistant professor. He holds degrees from the University London and the University of Westminster. His research currently centres on contemporary South Asian art and the pioneering development of Asian cultural and historic expression through digital media.



Christopher Shaw
Christopher Shaw is a tenure track associate professor in the school of interactive arts and technology in the arts and design stream. Most recently he was a senior research scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Shaw holds a PhD and an MSc in computing science from the University of Alberta and a BMath from the University of Waterloo. His current research interests include two-handed 3D user interfaces, virtual reality and the application of virtual reality technologies to scientific and information visualization.

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