Dr. Patrick Martin 
(Panel Moderator)

Dr. Patrick Martin holds a BSc and a PhD from the University of Toronto and a MSc from Queen’s University. He joined Queen’s University in 1984 and is currently a Professor in the School of Computing. He served as Associate Director of the School from 2002 to 2007 and Acting Director in 2004. He is the principal investigator on joint research projects with IBM Canada and CA Canada. He is also a Visiting Scientist with IBM's Centre for Advanced Studies. He has supervised over 80 graduate students at Queen’s and is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. His research interests include database system performance, cloud computing, Web services and services management and autonomic computing systems.

Dr. Nick Graham

Dr. Nick Graham is a professor at Queen's University, where he directs the EQUIS Laboratory on Collaborative Gaming Technology. His research focuses on gaming for physical fitness, gaming on digital tabletop surfaces, game development infrastructures, and tabletop-based military simulation. Dr. Graham leads the GRAND Gaming for Fitness project, and is a member of the SurfNet strategic network on application engineering for digital surfaces. He is currently program co-chair of INTERACT 2011 and the International Conference on Entertainment Computing 2011, and is chair of the steering committee for the ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems. He is a member and former chair of IFIP Working Group 2.7/13.4 on User Interface Engineering.

Dr. Abd-Elhamid Taha

Dr. Abd-Elhamid Taha is a postdoctoral fellow and an adjunct assistant professor at Queen’s School of Computing. He is deeply interested in resource management issues in wireless and mobile networks, and has published extensively in the area. Abd-Elhamid has also lectured on various specialized topics in the field, and is a co-author of a book on the state of the art wireless broadband to be published by Wiley & Sons in summer 2011. His most recent activity include giving a tutorial on fourth generation networks presented in Vehicular Technology Conference, September 2010, and co-chairing the first IEEE workshop on the design, modeling and evaluation of cyber physical systems (CyPhy'11).

Dr. Juergen Dingel

Dr. Juergen Dingel holds an MSc degree from Berlin University of Technology, Germany, and a PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing at Queen's University and directs the MASE group on Modeling and Analysis in Software Engineering. His research interests include software modeling, model-driven engineering, formal specification and verification, and testing. He leads research projects with IBM Ottawa and is a member of the Network on Engineering Complex Software Intensive Systems for Automotive Systems. He is Associate Editor for Software and Systems Modeling, published by Springer, member of the NSERC Discovery Grant Evaluation group for Computer Science, and Program Committee Co-chair of FMOODS-FORTE'11.

Dr. Audrey Girouard

Dr. Audrey Girouard is a post-doctoral fellow in the Human Media Lab and an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Computing. Her main research focuses on next-generation interfaces that fit in the organic user interfaces and reality based interactions framework. Her work pioneers novel interaction techniques with emerging user interfaces such as flexible displays through the development and the evaluation of these new interfaces in real life situations. She obtained her PhD from Tufts University in 2010, focusing on adaptive passive brain-computer interfaces for healthy users using non-invasive technology. Audrey was a visiting researcher in the InSitu group at INRIA/Universite de Paris-Sud in 2008. She received her undergraduate degree in software engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada.