Minghao Cai

PhD candidate, 

Department of Computing Science, 

University of Alberta, Canada



Hi there! I am a PhD candidate at University of Alberta. My research interests lie in Human-computer interaction, Affect (emotions) & Meta-affect, and Learning experiences. I am focused on how learners' affect and mental effort vary when interacting with emerging learning systems, as well as behavioral patterns related to these changes. This work provides insights that inform affect-aware adaptation which can enhance learning experiences and improve performance. For my Master's thesis project, I constructed a remote communication system with Mixed Reality and gesture interactions to provide a "trip-together" feeling.

I am actively looking for a postdoc position starting in 2025.


Talks & Presentations


CMPUT 174 - Introduction to the Foundations of Computation I

CMPUT 272 - Formal Systems and Logic in Computing Science

CMPUT 302 - Introduction to Human Computer Interaction

Academic Service (Review & PC)

As an active researcher, I have served on academic committees for several years and have reviewed more than 40 papers.


Google Scholar Profile