Senior Research Scientist
David Ledo is a Venezuelan-Canadian multi-disciplinary interaction designer, computer scientist, and graphic designer based in Toronto, Ontario. He works as a Senior Research Scientist at Autodesk Research. His Human–Computer Interaction research focuses on creativity support tools and to date has spanned a variety of novel interaction techniques, prototyping tools and toolkits, qualitative interviews and research methods, many detailed on his website http://davidledo.com.
David holds a PhD in Computer Science (Human–Computer Interaction) from the University of Calgary. He developed a strong international collaboration network during his graduate studies, working at multiple academic and industrial institutions in Canada, the US, and Europe, including the University of Saskatchewan, Autodesk Research, Aarhus University, and Microsoft Research. His work has been recognized through highly prestigious awards, including the Killam Fellowship, the Adobe Research Fellowship, scholarships from NSERC and Alberta Innovates, and four teaching excellence awards, among others.
In his spare time, David enjoys a variety of hobbies, including flamenco guitar, illustration and drawing, indie video games, baking, and exploring cities.
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