About Me

  1. MMath in Computer Science, University of Waterloo,
  2. BMath in Combinatorics & Optimization and Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo,

I'm a second-year PhD student studying Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, supervised by Dr. Parmit Chilana and Dr. Joanna McGrenere. My research has aimed to simplify the process of finding relevant help resources for feature-rich software, through the design of collaborative, personalized help recommendation systems. I hold an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship and recently completed an internship with Microsoft in Vancouver, studying how K-12 teachers personalize their digital classroom ecosystems.


  1. Laton Vermette, Joanna McGrenere, Colin Birge, Adam Kelly, and Parmit K. Chilana. 2019. "Freedom to Personalize My Digital Classroom: Understanding Teachers' Practices and Motivations." In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Proceedings (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland UK. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 14 pages. PDF ACM DL
  2. Social CheatSheet's library view
    Laton Vermette, Shruti Dembla, April Y. Wang, Joanna McGrenere, and Parmit K. Chilana. 2017. "Social CheatSheet: An Interactive Community-Curated Information Overlay for Web Applications." In Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 1, CSCW, Article 102 (CSCW 2017), 19 pages. PDF ACM DL
  3. CheatSheet's radial menu
    Laton Vermette, Parmit Chilana, Michael Terry, Adam Fourney, Ben Lafreniere, and Travis Kerr. 2015. "CheatSheet: A Contextual Interactive Memory Aid for Web Applications." In Proceedings of the 41st Graphics Interface Conference (GI 2015). Canadian Information Processing Society, Toronto, Ont., Canada, 241–248. PDF ACM DL


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