DFP Mobility Exchange Grant Experiences, and a Holiday Mix and Mingle!

Frank Heyen, Anika Sayara, and Mint Tanprasert
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Join us on December 13 2023 as the DFP Monthly Seminar Series presents our very own DFP Mobility Exchange Grant award winners on their experiences abroad. The talk will be followed by a Holiday Mix and Mingle. 

Frank Heyen
My research focuses on data-driven music visualization that supports students and teachers. For example, augmented and alternative sheet music notation helps reading and understanding a piece more quickly. Collecting and visualizing practice data supports musicians in learning their instruments more efficiently. Besides audio and MIDI, such practice data may include motion capture of the musician. To make analysis more immersive and increase the visual connection to the instrument, visualization can be displayed in virtual and augmented reality. My collaborations include work on visualization for human-AI composing. Website here.

Anika Sayara
Anika Sayara is a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is also a graduate trainee at the Designing for People (DFP) research cluster and a Research Assistant in D-Lab, led by Professor Dongwook Yoon. Additionally, she serves as a Sessional Lecturer for CPSC 344, where she teaches "Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Methods." Anika's research focuses on designing innovative tools for authoring immersive experiences, with a specific emphasis on supporting the needs of designers in this field. She was awarded a four-year doctoral fellowship at UBC. Before commencing her graduate studies, Anika held a faculty position at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology and completed an internship at Microsoft Bangladesh. She earned her B.Sc. in 2017 and received the prestigious Prime Minister's Gold Medal for her outstanding academic performance.

Mint Tanprasert
Mint Tanprasert is a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia (UBC) and a member of the Designing for People (DFP) research cohort. She completed her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Harvey Mudd College in 2019. Her broad research area is Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with focus on video-based learning, social computing, virtual agent design, and music technology.

Event directions

DFP Classroom 2300A (2nd Floor), Forestry Science Centre, 2424 Main Mall.

Once you are inside the Forestry Science building, walk to the rear (South-East) of the building and pass through the large open study area then up the stairs to the 2nd floor student lounge (“Treetop”) area. Turn left, pass through a double door and the room 2300A is the first on the right.