Research Associates participate in the intellectual and creative life of Sensorium, submit and administer grants through the Centre, and/or are active in a research cluster, and in organizing workshops and conferences.
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Rob obtained his Ph.D. in Biology from York University in 1998. His research interests include: psychophysical and computational methods to study depth perception in natural and virtual environments; the design of the human-computer interface for virtual reality and simulator systems; machine vision; the measurement and analysis of eye movements and related applications; and the measurement and perception of human motion.
Dean of the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design
Sarah Bay-Cheng [pronounced Bay-JUNG, rhymes with “sung”] is the Dean of the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University. Her research focuses on the intersections among theater, performance, and media including avant-garde film and theatre history and theory, and digital technologies in contemporary performance.
Assistant Professor, Cinema and Media Arts
Dr. Mary Bunch is an Assistant Professor In Cinema and Media Arts. She is also affiliated with Theatre Studies, the Graduate Program in Critical Disability Studies, and Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA).
Associate Dean, Academic and Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design
Michael Darroch is Associate Dean, Academic and Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Arts in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University. He previously served as Associate Dean, Partnership Development and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Windsor, where he taught courses in media art histories, visual culture, and urban ecologies in the School of Creative Arts.
Assistant Professor, Department of Design
Shital Desai is an assistant professor in the Department of Design, with research interests in human centred design, interaction design and embodied intuitive interaction. Her current research focusses on interaction design in emerging technologies such as mixed reality technologies for older adults and children.
Chair; Associate Professor, Cinema & Media Arts
Caitlin Fisher is a co-founder of the Future Cinema Lab and director of the Augmented Reality Lab in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York. She is also an executive member of HASTAC – Humanities Arts, Science, Technology Advanced Collaboratory.
Professor, Visual Art & Art History
Jennifer Fisher is an art historian, critic and curator whose research focuses on exhibition and display practices, contemporary art, performance, feminist epistemology, affect theory and the aesthetics of the non-visual senses. She is editor of the anthology Technologies of Intuition (2006) and co-editor of special issues of Senses and Society: The Senses and Art (2012) and PUBLIC: Civic Spectacle (2012). She is joint Editor of the Journal of Curatorial Studies and a founding member of DisplayCult, a curatorial organization that has staged a range of interventional projects.
Associate Professor, Theatre
Ian Garrett is Associate Professor of Ecological Design for Performance at York University; Producer for the US/Canadian company Toasterlab; and director of the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, a think tank on sustainability in arts and culture.