Samantha Chan

Samantha is a PhD student at the Augmented Human Lab (AHLab) within the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Engineering Product Development, Electrical Engineering) at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Her research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Assistive and Rehabilitation devices, Robotics, and Design.

Her PhD research topic involves development of wearable systems to support and improve everyday memory.


  • Samitha Elvitigala, Samantha W. T. Chan, Noura Howell, Denys J.C. Matthies, and Suranga Nanayakkara. 2018. Doodle Daydream: An Interactive Display to Support Playful and Creative Interactions Between Co-workers. In Proceedings of the Symposium on Spatial User Interaction (SUI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 186-186. [DOI]
  • Priyashri K. Sridhar, Samantha W. T. Chan, and Suranga Nanayakkara. 2018. Going beyond performance scores: understanding cognitive-affective states in kindergarteners. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 253-265. [DOI], [URL]