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David Ledo is a Venezuelan-Canadian multi-disciplinary interaction designer, computer scientist, and graphic designer soon to be based in Toronto, Ontario. He currently works at Autodesk Research as a Senior Research Scientist. His Human–Computer Interaction research to date spans a variety of novel interaction techniques, prototyping tools, 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 (working under the supervision of professors Lora Oehlberg and Saul Greenberg) where he developed a strong international collaboration network. During his graduate studies, David worked 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 multiple 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, playing indie video games, baking, and exploring cities.