Alireza Karduni

Assistant Professor of Human-Centred Computing

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Visualization
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Visual analytics
  • Interactive Systems
  • Thinking with data
  • Persuasion
  • Social Media
  • Misinformation

Alireza Karduni's Biography

Dr. Alireza Karduni is an Assistant Professor of Human-Centred Computing at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology. His work focuses on designing interactive visual tools that help people understand and make decisions based on new information. Recognizing the socially and politically situated nature of information ecosystems, he researches how our existing views might influence our receptivity to new (mis)information and how such dynamics might influence our interactions in virtual and physical spaces. 

Dr. Karduni’s publications include the book "Social Media and the Contemporary City," as well as articles published in esteemed venues across disciplines of human-computer interaction, visualization, urban planning and design, and social media studies. He is an active member of ACM CHI and IEEE VIS conferences, professionally collaborates with design and technology firms like IDEO, and lends his expertise to nonprofit organizations internationally.

Dr. Karduni is the director of the Data & Dialogue Lab.


  • PhD, Computing and Information Systems, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Master's degree, Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Master's degree, Information Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Master's degree, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Bachelor's degree, Urban Planning and Design, University Mazandaran

Current & Upcoming Courses

This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.