Alex Mariakakis

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and an Affiliate Scientist at Techna. My main research focus is on mobile health, but I also work in other areas of ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction like mobile interaction and novel sensing.


At this time, I have a sizable cohort of graduate students and do not expect taking on any new MSc or PhD students in the 2021–2022 academic year. There may be opportunties for undergraduates to assist with research projects, but those will largely depend on the progress of new projects. In the interest of time, I will look at submissions during recruitment periods (e.g., beginning of semester, before grad school applications) and only respond to cases that I find particularly exceptional. Please fill out the appropriate form below:

  • Pursuing MSc or PhD: Closed
  • Current undergraduates at University of Toronto: Closed

Graduate Career

Before joining the University of Toronto, I completed a joint-postdoctoral role under Larsson Omberg and Anind Dey, where I split my time between the Sage Bionetworks and the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. I completed my PhD at the University of Washington under the advising of Shwetak Patel and Jacob O. Wobbrock. I completed my undergraduate studies at Duke University with a double major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. During that time, I conducted research under Romit Roy Choudhury.