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Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Healthy Aging
Department of Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo
Cosmin Munteanu is the Schlegel Research Chair in Technology for Healthy Aging, and an Associate Professor with the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Until 2022, Cosmin was an Associate Professor at the Institute for Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology at University of Toronto Mississauga, and Director of the Technologies for Ageing Gracefully lab. He has dedicated more than two decades to research on facilitating natural, meaningful, and safe interactions between people and digital media and devices. Cosmin’s interests include designing intelligent applications that improve access to information, support learning late in life, and reduce digital marginalization, such as for older adults whose enjoyment of life and participation in society could be better supported by advances in interactive assistive technologies such as voice, conversational, or virtual reality interfaces. For this, he draws from a wide range of disciplines such as computing sciences, engineering, critical theory, and technology and society studies.