Prospective Students


Update for 2024 Admission under Dr. Antle’s supervision

The TECI Lab admission cycle has begun for Fall 2024 (September). Positions are funded and highly competitive based on academic fit, course grades (accepted students typically have a GPA above 3.8/4), peer-reviewed publications, prior research or design experience and the quality of the institutions of your previous degrees. If you meet these requirements we welcome your inquiry! Please do not inquire if this is not the case.

Masters (research/thesis) applicants (2-year program) We are looking for 1-2 new research Masters students for Fall 2024 intake. You have a recent bachelor’s degree from fields including computer science, computer engineering, human-computer interaction, cognitive systems, cognitive science, neuroscience, child psychology, learning sciences, educational technology, interaction design, UX design, graphical design, industrial design and/or sound design and an upper-division GPA above 3.75/4. Co-authoring one or more peer-reviewed papers based on research and/or design and/or programming contributions to research projects is beneficial. Positions are open to international students.

PhD (research/thesis) applicants (3-4 year program). We are looking for 1-2 new PhD students for Fall 2024 intake. You have completed a research-oriented master’s degree or a design-oriented master’s degree with evidence of empirical research experience in one of Dr. Antle’s research areas and have a GPA above 3.75/4. You have published one or more peer-reviewed papers as lead author or leading co-author in high-quality venues (e.g. ACM, IEEE, Q1 journals in HCI or related fields). Background can be from HCI, graphic/industrial/interaction/intervention design, psychology, cognitive science, learning sciences, neuroscience, mental health studies, digital media/arts, computer engineering or computer science. Your research interests align with Dr. Antle’s areas of expertise. Positions are available for Canadian candidates.

A Post-doctoral position is available starting in September 2023 or early 2024 for an individual with a PhD in child-computer interaction and experience conducting research directly with children in mental health, socio-emotional learning, literacy, critical making and/or co-design, mixed methods evaluations, and authorship on several high-quality peer-reviewed publications. Experience in design research, HCI, and/or AR or tangible or OnBody/wearable computing would be an asset. Positions are available for Canadian candidates.

All positions are fully funded at Canadian research council levels. If you bring funding with you, that’s even better.

How to apply

Interested and qualified applicants for non-volunteer positions should first email Dr. Antle ( to discuss their application before applying directly to the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) Graduate Program at Simon Fraser University (SFU). See details on our Graduate Program.

After a preliminary discussion with Dr. Antle and an invitation to apply, your follow-up email should include the following six items (failure to include one or more will mean your email does not get a reply):


  1. a description of research interests related to the lab’s existing research
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a copy of your unofficial transcript (minimum cGPA 3.75, prefer 3.8+ UD GPA)
  4. a sample of your written work directly related to research (all applicants, prefer peer-reviewed publications)
  5. TOEFL (scores 115+) or IELTS (scores 8.5+) for ESL students
  6. a 1-2 page summary of your master’s thesis research methodology (PhD applicants only)
  7. your favourite children’s digital media application with a short explanation of what you like about it [500 words max]

After a positive indication to apply from Dr. Antle, you must still apply directly to SIAT (