About Me

I am a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia's department of Computer Science under the supervision of Dr. Cristina Conati. Our research is conducted within the Intelligent User Interface Group [ IUI ] which resides within the Laboratory for Computational Intelligence [ LCI ]. My current research focuses on developing information visualization systems that can adapt to the user based on their varying needs and individual differences.

I hold a M.Sc in Human Computer Interaction and a BA in both Computer Science and Philosophy.
As a curator of music, I enjoy collecting Vinyl Records and my complete collection is viewable here on Discogs.

In my spare time, I also work within industry as an analytics researcher, and in the patent industry on reduction to practices. My latest collaboration with industry was with social/mobile game studio East Side Games.

Research Interests

  • User-Adaptation and Personalization
  • Machine Learning and Statistical Modeling
  • Eye Tracking
  • Information Visualization
  • Games User Research



July 30, 2015 - Recent talk given at July Full Indie, check out the Video: A/B Testing in Gaming

July 23, 2014 - Dereck Toker is a recipient of the 2014 GRAND Postgraduate Scholar program

July 10, 2014 - Received UMAP (User Modeling) 2014 Springer Best Paper Award [Announcement] [Photo]

June 12, 2014 - Dereck Toker Awarded 2014 Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship


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