Who am I?

I am a second-year Computer Science PhD student at UC San Diego. I work in the Design Lab on research in Human-Computer Interaction; my advisor is Scott Klemmer.

I completed a Bachelor of Software Engineering at the University of Waterloo with a minor in Cognitive Science.

I'm always looking to make some music, break out the oil pastels, or go for a run to the beach. Maybe I'll snap a photo or two along the way. Hit me up if you're going to be in San Diego.

This website is an active construction zone.

email: aweingar (at) ucsd (dot) edu


CritiqueKit: a Mixed-Initiative, Real-Time Interface for Improving Feedback
Region-Chunked Website Navigation: Faster, Easier, and More Accessible
Generative Concatenative Image Captioner
Virtual Reality Text Entry


James R. Wallace and Ariel S. Weingarten and Edward Lank. Subtle and Personal Workspace Requirements for Visual Search Tasks on Public Displays. Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM, 2017.

Extended Abstracts

C. Ailie Fraser, Tricia J. Ngoon, Ariel S. Weingarten, Mira Dontcheva, and Scott Klemmer. 2017. CritiqueKit: A Mixed-Initiative, Real-Time Interface For Improving Feedback. UIST ’17 Adjunct. (demo, poster)


Starting in Spring 2018.


A life-long disatisfaction with the state of human-computer interaction
The ability to put one foot in front of another for a long time
Can fit a surprising amount of adventure gear in a CamelBak