I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland where I work on understanding fundamental user input paradigms and gestural interactions. Before joining MUN, I completed my PhD in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab at the University of Waterloo, advised by Prof. Edward Lank. This was followed by a stint in industry as a Senior Research Scientist at Huawei Canada and a postdoc at Carleton University. My research interests span a variety of domains within human-computer interaction, including, learning input techniques, extended reality (AR/VR/MR), and 2D/3D interaction – with the overarching goal of understanding human behaviour while interacting with emerging technology.

Prospective Students: I am recruiting graduate students to work on interaction techniques in extended reality (VR/AR/MR). Send me an email if you're interested!

Oct 2023: I am starting an Assistant Professorship at Memorial University of Newfoundland!
Recent Publications
In-vehicle Performance and Distraction for Midair and Touch Directional Gestures.
Arman Hafizi, Jay Henderson, Ali Neshati, Wei Zhou, Edward Lank, Daniel Vogel
CHI 2023
DOI   //   PDF
Interaction Region Characteristics for Midair Barehand Targeting on a Television.
Jay Henderson, Ali Neshati, Sachi Mizobuchi, Wei Zhou, Daniel Vogel, Edward Lank
CHI EA 2023
DOI   //   PDF
Investigating Cross-Modal Approaches for Evaluating Error Acceptability of a Recognition-Based Input Technique.
Jay Henderson, Tanya Jonker, Edward Lank, Daniel Wigdor, Ben Lafreniere
IMWUT 2022
DOI   //   PDF   //   TALK
STAT: Subtle Typing Around the Thigh for Head-Mounted Displays.
Jay Henderson, Jessy Ceha, Edward Lank
MobileHCI 2020
DOI   //   PDF   //   TALK
Investigating the Necessity of Delay in Marking Menu Invocation.
Jay Henderson, Sylvain Malacria, Mathieu Nancel, Edward Lank
CHI 2020
DOI   //   PDF   //   TALK
COMP 4303: Artificial Intelligence for Games.
Winter 2024, MUN
ITEC 4011: Artificial Intelligence for Digital Media.
Winter 2023, Carleton
Jay Henderson   -   2023