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.
September 26, 2016 - Advancement to Candidacy Approved. Link to my PhD proposal: Exploring user-adaptive visualization techniques with Multi-Modal Documents
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
June 12, 2014 - Dereck Toker Awarded 2014 Motion Metrics/ICICS Graduate Scholarship