Researchers in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology conduct multi-disciplinary research on technology and the human experience and explore the broad implications of advanced information and media technologies. Learn about the wide range of research topics, areas and themes in SIAT as well as the cultural and disciplinary diversity of our researchers.

Research Faculty

SFU's School of Interactive Arts & Technology faculty members are engaged in research and also teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty conduct innovative, multi-disciplinary research on technology, the human experience, and explore the broad implications of advanced information and media technologies.

Our research faculty

Professors Philippe Pasquier and Carman Neustaedter at a convocation reception.
Professor Kate Hennessy on the Fraser River with members of the Sq’ewlets First Nation during the production of, 2016. Image credit: Reese Muntean.


Research by faculty and students at SIAT is notable for its interdisciplinary focus on applied and use-inspired research, as well as collaboration with other researchers and external partners. Our faculty are boundary crossers, developing new research approaches and methodologies to explore the possibilities created by the design of technology for humans. Learn about the diverse kinds of research explored at SIAT.

Our research themes

Recent Publications

Learn more about recent SIAT research publications.

See our research successes

Large screen displays at SIAT's VVISE lab at the SFU Surrey campus.

Research Labs

SIAT is home to many research labs or institutes led by or in participation with faculty members. These labs support collaborative research to confront key scientific and global challenges, foster creative interaction, and stimulate engagement with students and visiting scholars.

Research labs