Hi, I am Brenna!
I am a PhD student in the Computer Science Department at the University of Toronto . I work in the intersection of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Conversational Agents, and Health care with Professors Khai Truong and Alex Mariakakis.
I am particularly interested in the ways conversational agents, in the form of chatbots, can be used to facilitate communication between patients and physicians in remote settings. For my dissertation I will be working with real-world patients and physicians to explore the use and design of a chatbot that can act as a medium for patients and physicians to establish a bi-directional form of communicaiton, understanding and information gathering.