The CHCSS Early Career Research Awards Committee has selected Dr. Sara Nabil as the recipient of the award for 2022. Congratulations to Dr. Nabil, Assistant Professor at Queen’s School of Computing, and head of the iStudio Lab!
The Canada HCI Society Committee chose Dr. Nabil for her outstanding guidance concerning scholarly impact, research vision, social benefits and contributions towards equity, diversity and inclusion. Dr. Nabil has an impressive publication record with an exciting breadth of scholarly outputs published in top quality venues.
Her research integrates interaction design with interior, fashion, and product design using soft sensors, smart fabrics, microcontroller circuits, e-textiles and smart materials that are malleable, shape-changing, and colour-changing.
With a desire to support the living quality of marginalized groups such as refugees, people with dual-identities, and people with physical disabilities; Dr. Nabil has carried out in-the-wild fieldwork in public spaces, design studios, galleries, museums and refugee camps.
Dr. Nabil is encouraging the next generation of researchers through the establishment of a vibrant research lab, exciting collaborations with non-profits, and numerous outreach activities.