I am currently exploring various future-facing topics on a DIY sabbatical. Most recently, I was working as research scientist at Meta Reality Labs on neural interfaces, from July 2019 until I quit in December 2022.
I graduated with a PhD in May 2015 from the Dynamic Graphics Project in the University of Toronto’s Computer Science Department. My supervisor was Ravin Balakrishnan (Computer Science). My committee was composed of Daniel Wigdor (Computer Science), Derek Reilly (Computer Science) and Bruce Barton (Drama).
PhD thesis: pdf (49 MB, 148 pages)
IMPROV REMIX – Video Manipulation Using Whole-Body Interaction To Extend Improvised Theatre
Emma Candy Award Winner 2013
Video on YouTube
10-Year Lasting Impact Award at UIST 2021
Reilly, D., Chevalier, F. and Freeman, D. 2014. Blending Art Events and HCI Research. In Interactive Experience in the Digital Age, Candy, L., Ferguson, S., Ed. Springer Books.
Bowers, J., Taylor, R., Hook, J., Freeman, D., Bramley, C. and Newell, C. 2014. HCI: Human-Computer Improvisation. Workshop at Designing Interactive Systems 2014.
Anonymous Review for ACM CHI 2010-2014, as well as ACM ITS and UIST for some of those years. Reviewer for IJHCS.
Courses I have been a lecturer for:
Courses I have been a Teaching Assistant for
At the University of Toronto:
- CSC 108, 180: Introduction to Computer Programming (Python)
- CSC 165: Mathematical Expression and Reasoning
- CSC 318: The Design of Interactive Computational Media
- SCI 199: Social Networks and Graph Theory
At Queen’s University:
- APSC 171/172: Engineering Calculus
- APSC 174: Engineering Linear Algebra
You can see my unpublished research project page here.