Olivier St-Cyr is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Faculty of Information (iSchool) and a Cross-Appointed professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.
Prior to joining the Faculty of Information, he taught several courses in Computer Programming, User Interface/User Experience Design (UI/UX), and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Toronto, York University, the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University, and Seneca College. He also spent eight years working in industry on HCI related projects in organizations such as the University Health Network (UHN), IBM Canada Limited, and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).
He has contributed to design solutions in several domains: medical software, medical devices, data replication software, database systems, pharmaceutical software, nuclear power plant information systems, and news wire communication systems.
His research interests are in the areas of HCI, UI/UX design, human factors for safety critical systems, cognitive work analysis, and HCI/UX education.
He was the 2016/17 recipient of the Faculty of Information Master of Information Student Council (MISC) Outstanding Instructor Award and one of four recipients of the University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award in 2020/21.
Olivier received a Honours BA in Computer Science and Psychology from York University, a MASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. All degrees have a specialty in HCI. He is a Limited Engineering Licensee (LEL) of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
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