Profile Photo

Hello, I'm Mohi.

  • HCI Researcher

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the University of Toronto . I am a member of the Intelligent Adaptive Interventions group at the DGP lab, an affiliate member of UBC Language Sciences , and a member of the Adaptive Experimentation Accelerator , a multi-university team in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and NC State University that is a top-three world finalist in the ongoing $1M XPRIZE Digital Learning Challenge (‘22-’23) . My current research is focused on transforming digital learning platforms, such as online courses, into intelligent, continually improving systems using adaptive experimentation and iterative design. I earned my M.Sc. in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of British Columbia (‘20) and my B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from BRAC University (‘17), where I was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Gold Medal for ranking first in the CS program.


  • Got featured in an article by U of T Computer Science (March 2023)
  • Received the Wolfond Scholarship in Wireless Information Technology (February 2023)
  • Two papers accepted to CHI 2023 (January 2023)
  • Paper accepted to L@S 2021 (March 2021)
  • Two papers accepted to CHI 2021 (December 2020)
  • Started my PhD in Computer Science at the University of Toronto (September 2020)
  • Completed my MSc at UBC (August 2020)
  • Receieved the Vice Chancellor's Gold Medal at BRAC University's 13th Convocation (November 2019)
  • Started my MSc in Computer Science at the Univeristy of British Columbia (August 2018)


Conference Papers

  1. Exam Eustress: Designing Brief Online Interventions for Helping Students Identify Positive Aspects of Stress
    Mohi Reza, Angela Zavaleta Bernuy, Emmy Liu, Tong Li, Zhongyuan Liang, Calista K Barber, Joseph Jay Williams
  2. Creepy Assistant: Development and Validation of a Scale to Measure the Perceived Creepiness of Voice Assistants
    Rachel Phinnemore, Mohi Reza, Blaine Lewis, Karthik Mahadevan, Bryan Wang, Michelle Annett, Daniel Wigdor
    CHI 2023 | FULL PAPER
  3. The MOOClet Framework: Unifying Experimentation, Dynamic Improvement & Personalization in Online Courses
    Mohi Reza, Juho Kim, Ananya Bhattacharjee, Anna N. Rafferty, Joseph Jay Williams
    L@S 2021 | FULL PAPER | VIDEO
  4. Designing CAST: A Computer-Assisted Shadowing Trainer for Self-Regulated Foreign Language Listening Practice
    Mohi Reza and Dongwook Yoon
  5. Designers Characterize Naturalness in VUIs: Their Goals, Practices, and Challenges
    Yelim Kim, Mohi Reza, Joanna McGrenere, and Dongwook Yoon

Workshop Papers

  1. A/B Testing as a Pedagogical Tool for Experiment-Inspired Design in HCI Classrooms
    Mohi Reza, Ilya Musabirov, Michael Liut, Nathan Laundry, Joseph Jay Williams
    The 5th Annual Symposium on HCI Education
    EduCHI 2023 | PAPER
  2. Experimenting with Experimentation: Rethinking The Role of Experimentation in Educational Design
    Mohi Reza, Akmar Chowdhury, Aidan Li, Mahathi Gandhamaneni, Joseph Jay Williams
    3rd Annual Workshop on A/B Testing and Platform-Enabled Learning Research
    L@S 2022 | PAPER | SLIDES

Get In Touch