A Functional-Structural Model of Attention in Video Meetings 

Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK 

Video-mediated communication has long struggled with asymmetrical constraints on situational awareness, especially in hybrid work meetings between collocated and remote participants. Advances in computer vision offer exciting opportunities to augment mediated situational awareness, but to successfully employ these opportunities we must first understand what is meaningful to capture in the environment and present to users. We address these questions by developing a functional-structural model of attention for video-mediated meetings.

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- A.Kuzminykh, S.Rintel. Meeting in the Middle: The Interpretation Gap Between People and Machines. Workshop: Where is the Human? Bridging the Gap Between AI and HCI (CHI 2019)

Online Reputation: Search Results in Context

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo ,Waterloo, ON, Canada

Eliciting strategies for mitigating undesirable online content. We indicated that the redesign of how search results on individuals are presented may partially alleviate the effect of negative online content and offered an early design sketch, gleaned from interviews data. 

- A. Kuzminykh, E. Lank. People Searched by People: Context-Based Selectiveness in Online Search.  ACM Conference Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2016).

@ Google Inc, PhD Interns Research Conference (PIRC),

Mountain View, CA, USA

@ The Cheriton School of Computer Science,
University of Waterloo, Cheriton Research Symposium, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Forming a Mental Model of Presence & Co-Presence in Remote and Co-located remote collaboration

HCI group , University of Waterloo , Waterloo, ON, Canada


Goals of the project: Identifying effective measurements of sense of co-presence; Analyzing the device-environmental factors for sense of co-presence in remote and local remote settings; Analyzing possible ways to manipulate the dynamic of sense of co-presence. Ongoing

- A. Kuzminykh. Presence & CoPresence in Remote and Colocated remote collaboration.  Workshop on Supporting “Local Remote” Collaboration at ACM Conference ComputerSupported Cooperative work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015).



- A. Kuzminykh, J. Wallace, R. Zanibbi, S. Scott and E. Lank. How Changing Communication Channels Affect Communication Patterns: Implications for the Design of Smart Objects.

Technical report CS201426, Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, 2014.

Also presented at workshop on Social Internet of Things at OzCHI 2014.

- A. Kuzminykh, J. Wallace, S. Scott and E. Lank. How To Measure Social Presence: The Role Of Speech Patterns. Graphics Interface Conference 2015, Halifax, NS, Canada

Buddy: A Game to Support Development of Emotional Intelligence

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo ,Waterloo, ON, Canada



September 2015 - January 2016

Investigating the use of personal devices with a shared digital tabletop in groups performing a tactical planning and execution task

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, CanadaQueen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada


Research assistant.

Creating questionnaires, conducting studies, creating
coding scheme for qualitative analysis, data analysis.


August 2014 - May 2015

Understanding the Role of Shared Workspace in Remote Collaboration

HCI group , University of Waterloo , Waterloo, ON, Canada



Explorative study on the specifics of distributed team creative
task performing and tools naturally needed for the creative discussion.


January - June 2015

Distant Pointing on Large Displays

David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo ,Waterloo, ON, Canada

Invited Researcher.


August 2013 - August 2014

- K. Pietroszek, A.Kuzminykh, J.Wallace and E.Lank.

Smartcasting: A Discount 3D Interaction Technique for Public Displays. Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer Human 

Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design . ACM, 2014

Computer-Based Second Language Learning

Research group of Mathias Schulze .
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies, 
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

Research assistant.

Finding, analyzing and presenting to the group recent
literature on Intelligent Computer Assisted Language Learning, from
linguistic, statistic and pedagogic points of view.

September - December 2013