Minghao Cai

PhD candidate, 

Department of Computing Science, 

University of Alberta, Canada



Hi there! I am currently a PhD candidate at University of Alberta. My research interests lie in Human-computer interaction, Affect (emotions), and learning Analytics. I am particularly focused on understanding how people behave and their experiences when interacting with emerging educational technologies. This understanding is crucial to provide insights that inform automated adaptive designs, aiming to improve performance and enhance experience. My recent research has centred on developing models of students' affective and cognitive states using physiological tracking (e.g., eye tracking, EDA). For my Master's thesis, I explored remote communication with mixed reality and gesture interactions to provide a co-located feeling. 


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