Saul Greenberg

Teaching and Supervision

I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Computer Science throughout my career. As an independent consultant, I have also taught external courses for continuing education and for industry. I have received a teaching award, and have been nominated twice for other awards. Student evaluations consistently rate me as well above our department's norm.

I currently supervise or co-supervise 1 PhD student, 3 MSc students, 1 visiting researcher, and 1 administrative assistant. I have supervised 6 Postdoctoral Fellows, 7 PhD, 33 MSc and Diplome students to successful conclusions. I have supervised a good number of other graduate, undergraduate and intern students, research employees, and visiting researchers in various capacities. I regularly participated as an adviser and/or an examiner in many PhD supervisory committees, thesis defenses, candidacy examinations and PhD transfer committees.


Teaching Awards and Student Surveys

  • 1997 Faculty of Science Award of Excellence in Teaching "for consistently outstanding contributions in teaching"
  • 1996 Graduate Teaching Award: Honourable Mention. Presented by GSA Graduate Student Association.
  • Receive consistently high student survey ratings
    • Average over 14 surveys: 6.6 / 7



Courses Taught

Undergraduate
  • CPSC 441 Computer communications
  • CPSC 481 Human computer interaction I
    • evaluations: 6.53 / 7 (W2000), 6.38 / 7 (F2000)
  • CPSC 502 Honors project supervised many students
  • CPSC 547 Technology of office information
  • CPSC 581 Human computer interaction II
    • evaluations: 7 / 7 (W2002), 6.67 / 7 (F2002), 6.22 / 7 (W2006), 6.67 / 7 (F2007), 6.86 / 7 (F2009), 6.25 / 7 (F2012)
  • CPSC 599 Human Computer Interaction Design Studio
    • evaluations: 6.62 / 7 (W2001)
  • CPSC 503 Honours Project (as project Advisor / Examiner)
  • COOP 511 Student COOP Internship (as overall Advisor / Grader)
  • INTERN 503 Student Internship (as overall Advisor / Grader)
  • Other courses: numerous guest lectures

Graduate
  • CPSC 601.13 Computer supported cooperative work
  • CPSC 601.48 Heuristic evaluation
  • CPSC 601.56a Media spaces and casual interaction
  • CPSC 601.56b Physical user interfaces
  • CPSC 681 Research methods in human computer interaction
    • evaluations: 6.5 / 7 (F2004), 6.67 / 7 (F2007), 6.80 / 7 (F2009) 6.75 / 7 (2013)
  • CPSC 699 Research methodologies in computer science
  • CPSC 701.81 Ubiquitous, Domestic and Tangible Computing
    • evaluation: 6.25 / 7 (F2008)
  • CPSC 781 Advanced Topics in Human Computer Interaction
    • Computer Supported Cooperative Work
    • Ubiquitous Computing
    • Proxemic Interactions
  • SENG 609.05 Graphical user interfaces: design and usability
  • SENG 609.06 Special topics in human computer interaction: Real time groupware
  • COSC 814: Computer supported cooperative work at the University of Canterbury, NZ with Dr. A. Cockburn
  • Other courses: numerous guest lectures
Continuing Education
  • Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs): Design and Usability
    taught through the Faculty of Continuing Education and through Saul Greenberg Consulting
  • Data Communications: Technical Aspects
    taught through the Faculty of Continuing Education



Graduate Students, Post Doctoral Fellows, and Other Supervision

Current status, when indicated, are of the last known situation

Post Doctoral
Fellows
  1. Yang, Xing-Dong (PDF): Jan 2014 - December 2015 - now a Professor, Dartmouth College, USA
  2. Boring, Sebastian (PDF): November 2010 - October 2012 - now a Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  3. Nacenta, Miguel, PDF: April 2009 - 2011 - now a Professor, U. St Andrews, Scotland
  4. Stephen Voida, PDF, December 2007 - October 2009 - now a Professor, Indiana University, USA
  5. Amy Voida, PDF, December 2007 - October 2009 - now a Professor, Indiana University, USA
  6. Carman Neustaedter, PDF (2007) - now a Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  7. Jeremy Birnholtz, PDF co-supervision (2007) - now a Professor, Northwestern University, USA

PhD Students
  1. Ledo, David (2015 -) - in progress
  2. Marquardt, Nicolai, (2013) - now a Professor, University College London
  3. Wiethoff, Alexander (2ndary advisor, LMU, Munich) (2012) - now a Lecturer, LMU, Munich
  4. Jota, Ricardo (co-supervised, Technical University of Lisbon) (2011) - now a postdoc, University of Toronto
  5. Tse, Edward (2007) - now a Project Research Leader, SMART Technologies, Inc.
  6. Neustaedter, Carman (2007) - now a Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  7. Boyle, Michael (2005)- now a Distinguished Developer, SMART Technologies, Inc.
  8. Gutwin, Carl (1997) - now a Full Professor, U. Saskatchewan, and former Tier II Chair

MSc Students
  1. Manesh, Setareh - in progress
  2. Brudy, Frederik (co-supervised, LMU, Munich) (2014) - now a PhD student at at UCL, London
  3. Ledo, David (2014) - now a PhD student at University of Calgary
  4. Li, Jiannan, fall 2012 - now a Software Developer, Nureva
  5. Dunlap, Matthew (co-supervised) (2013) - now a Software Developer
  6. Chen, Anthony (Xiang) (2012) - now a PhD student at CMU, USA
  7. Wang, Miaosen, (2012) - now at Amazon, USA
  8. Saulnier, Paul (co-supervised) (2010) - now a Software Engineer
  9. Au Yeung, Tim (2010) - now a Manger of Software Projects
  10. Sun, Yibo (2010) - now a Software Developer
  11. He, Helen (co-supervised) (2010) - now a PhD Student, University of Zurich
  12. Bertram, Dane (2009) - now a Software Engineer
  13. Diaz-Marino, Rob (2008) - now a Software Developer
  14. Nunes, Michael (2008) - followed up with parallel Masters in Library Science
  15. Tee, Kimberly (2007) - User Experience Specialist
  16. Smale, Stephanie (2007) - Research Associate, University of Saskatchewan
  17. Elliot, Katherine (2006) - User Experience Specialist
  18. McEwan, Gregor (2006) - now a PhD student at U. Saskatchewan, Canada
  19. Tse, Edward (2005) - continued to PhD
  20. Tang, Anthony (2005) - continued to PhD, now Professor, Computer Science, U. Calgary
  21. Rounding, Michael (2004) - now a Senior User Experience Specialist, SMART Technologies, Inc.
  22. Neustaedter, Carman (2003) - continued to PhD
  23. Tang, Charlotte (2003) - continued to PhD, now Post-Doctoral Fellow, UBC
  24. Fitchett, Chester (incomplete, 2002) - Founder and President, Phidgets Inc., Calgary
  25. Tam, James (2002) - now an Instructor II, University of Calgary
  26. Baker, Kevin (2002) - Human Factors Engineer
  27. Kaasten, Sean (2001) - Interaction Designer
  28. Cox, Donald (1998) - Usability engineer
  29. O'Grady, Theodore (1996) - Systems architect
  30. Tauscher, Linda (1996) - Director, NetStart Consulting
  31. Schaffer, Douglas (1995) - Quality Assurance Leaderk
  32. Roseman, Mark (1993) - Founder and chief technology officer, TeamWave Software Ltd.

Research Associates
and Assistants

Partial list is below. These range from undergraduates hired for part-time work, to graduates in a temporary but full time capacity, to post-graduates, to NSERC USRA students, to professional project managers

  1. Zielinski, Tammie (Interactions Lab Project Manager): 2014-2015
  2. Maurer, Claudia (Interactions Lab Project Manager): 2012 - 2014
  3. Ledo, David (Undergrad): April - August 2012,
  4. Vardeleon, Varichella-Riane (Undergrad): April - August 2012,
  5. Ledo, David: May - December 2010 (NSERC USRA), May - December 2011, May - August, 2012
  6. Trotter, Eileah: 2009 - 2010
  7. He, Helen: August - October 2010
  8. de Alwis, Brian: 2009-2010
  9. Diaz-Marino, Roberto: January 2009 - October 2010
  10. Wang, Xin: July - August 2009
  11. Tat, Annie: Jan-April 2009
  12. Stehr, Nathan: Feb-April 2008
  13. Au Yeung, Tim: 2008
  14. Tee, Kimberly: 2008
  15. Watson, Mark: May 2006 - August 2007
  16. Agarawala, Ananad: ~2004
  17. Elliot, Katherine: 2003 (NSERC USRA)
  18. Fitchett, Chester: 2002
  19. Tse, Edward: 2001, 2002 (NSERC USRA)
  20. Tang, Charlotte: 2001 (NSERC USRA)

International / National Graduate Research Interns

Most visits range from at least a month to up to a year. The list below is partial.

  1. Brudy, Frederik, LMU, Munich, Septemer 2013 - March 2013
  2. Weigel, Martin, Saarland University, Germany, April - October, 2012
  3. Amini, Fereshteh, University of Manitoba, Fall, 2012
  4. Ballendat, Till, LMU, Munich, October 2009 - Jan 2009; April 2010 - December 2010
  5. Kiemer, Johanne, LMU, Munich; April 2010 - December 2010
  6. Marquardt, Nicolai, Bauhaus-University, Wiemar, 2008
  7. Jota, Ricardo, Technical University of Lisbon, 2009
  8. Alexander, Jason, Univeristy of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2008



Graduate Committee and
Examiner Involvement

Excludes students I supervise directly. This is a partial list

PhD Committees
  • A. De Freitas, PhD thesis committee member, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) February, 2015
  • M. Alshalalfa, PhD examination committee, Neutral Chair
  • S. Huot, Habilitation Examiner, Universite du Paris-Sud, Computer Science, March 2013
  • M. Dork, PhD examination, May 2012
  • A. Wiethoff, PhD committee member, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Institut fuer Informatik, Germany, 2011
  • B. Ploderer, PhD examination committee, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2011
  • M. Dork, PhD candidacy committee, 2010
  • L. Fyfe, PhD supervisory committee, Computational Media Design, 2010 -
  • S. Junuzovic, PhD spervisory committee, PhD examination committee, Univ. North Carolina, 2010
  • M. Hancock, PhD spervisory committee, PhD examination committee, 2010
  • J. Young, PhD candidacy committee, Computer Science, 2010
  • P. Isenberg, PhD examination committee, Computer Science, 2009
  • C. Tang, PhD spervisory committee, PhD examination committee, Computer Science, 2009
  • J. Young, PhD candidacy committee, Computer Science, Dec 2008
  • R. Holmes, PhD examination committee, Computer Science, 2008
  • T. Apted, PhD examination committee, School of Information Technology, University of Sydney, Nov. 2008
  • M. Dork, PhD supervisory committee, 2008 -
  • M. Dork, PhD transfer committee, 2008
  • R. Holmes, PhD supervisory committee/examiner, Computer Science, 2005-2008
  • S. Junuzovic, PhD supervisory committee, Univ. North Carolina, 2008 -
  • G. Ramos, PhD examination committee, University of Toronto, 2007
  • N. Romero, PhD supervisory committee/examiner, Univ. TU/e - Tech. Univ. Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2007-08
  • U. Heinrich, PhD supervisory committee, Computer Science, 2007 -
  • P. Neumann, PhD supervisory committee, Computer Science, 2006 -
  • J. Eagan, PhD supervisory committee/examiner, Computer Science, Georgia Inst. Technology, 2005-08
  • N. Roussel, Habilitation appraiser, Univ. du Paris Sud, France, 2007
  • N. Nova, PhD thesis examiner, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 2007
  • R. Holmes PhD supervisory committee, Computer Science, 2006
  • C. Tang, PhD supervisory committte, Computer Science, 2006
  • M. Hancock, PhD supervisory committee, Computer Science, 2006 -
  • J. Young, PhD supervisory committee, Computer Science, 2006 -
  • C. Latulipe, PhD examination committee, Computer Science, U. Waterloo, 2006
  • G. Phillip, PhD examination committee, Computer Science, Queens U., 2006
  • M. Hong Tran, PhD examination committee, Computer Science, 2006
  • S. Scott, PhD examination and supervisory committee, Computer Science, 2005
  • A. L. Moran y Solares, PhD examination committee, Computer Science, 2005
  • J. Rowan, PhD supervisory committee, Georgia Tech, Computer Science 2003-
  • G. Ho, PhD examination and supervisory committee, Psychology 2005
  • C. Smith, PhD candidacy committee, Computer Science 2004
  • J. McGrenere, PhD examination committee, U Toronto 2002
  • R. Flores-Mendez, PhD supervisory committee, Computer Science 2002
  • X. Liang, PhD supervisory examination committee / examiner, Computer Science 2002
  • P. Boechler, PhD thesis examiner, Psychology, University of Alberta 2002
  • A. Wei Tien, PhD external examiner, Information Technology, Bond University (Australia), 2000
  • R. Kremer, PhD supervisory committee / examiner, Computer Science 1997
  • B. Harrision, PhD thesis examiner, Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, 1996
  • Y. Leung, PhD thesis examiner, Computer Science, Massey University (NZ), 1995
  • L. Chen, PhD candidacy examiner, Computer Science, 1995
  • Y. Sun, PhD thesis examiner, Computer Science, University of Alberta, 1994
  • M. Hammel, PhD candidacy examiner, Computer Science, 1993
  • Y. Liu, PhD candidacy examiner, Computer Science, 1993
  • S. Branskat, PhD supervisory and transfer committee, Computer Science 1993
  • K. Ferguson, PhD candidacy examiner, Computer Science, 1992

MSc Committees
Excludes students I supervise directly. This is a partial list
  • J. Jones, MSc examiner, Psychology, 2014
  • A. Mostafa, MSc examiner, 2013
  • N. Edworthy, MSc examiner, ProSem examiner, Psychology, 2011
  • T. Ballendat, Diplom examiner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Institut fuer Informatik, Germany 2011
  • R. Kiemer, Diplom examiner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Institut fuer Informatik, Germany 2011
  • C. Zorilla, MDP, EVDS, 2010
  • Z. Wang, MSc examiner, Computer Science, 2009
  • C. Guo, MSc Examiner, Computer Science, 2008
  • D. Polanski, MDP committe member and thesis examiner, EVDS, 2007
  • C. Hudson, MSc thesis examiner, Psychology, 2007
  • J. Stromer, MSc thesis examiner, Psychology, 2007
  • S. Chisholm, MSc thesis examiner, Psychology, 2006
  • D. Polanski, MDP committee, EVDS, 2006
  • M. Gong, MSc thesis, Computer Science, 2003
  • G. Lu MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, 2000
  • R. McCuaig MDP committee member, EVDS, 1998
  • B. Johnson MA thesis examiner, Psychology, 1998
  • J. Chugh MA thesis examiner, Psychology, 1998
  • A. Guy MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, 1998
  • D. Herlea MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, 1997
  • K. Hotz PhD thesis examiner, Computer Science, University of Manitoba, 1996
  • E. Pedro MDP thesis examiner, Environmental Designs, 1996
  • S. Chander MSc incomplete
  • S. Brandenburg MSc incomplete, 1996
  • E. Lowe MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, 1994.
  • C. Wang MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, 1993
  • C. Schock MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, 1993
  • M. Sharp MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, 1992
  • C. Dong MSc interim supervisor,
  • B. Olson MBA thesis examiner, MIS, 1992
  • N. Malcom MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, 1991
  • D. Freedman MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, 1991
  • L. Mercer MSc thesis examiner, Computer Science, University of Regina, 1991

Last updated September, 2015 by Saul Greenberg