About Me

I am a third-year Computer Science PhD student at UC San Diego. I work in the Design Lab on research in Human-Computer Interaction, advised by Scott Klemmer.

I completed my Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto with a Specialist in Math & Computer Science and a Major in Music.

I love music (playing, singing, listening, writing), photography, and pretty much anything involving being outdoors.

Email: cafraser@cs.ucsd.edu



Task Distribution for Collocated Workers

Action Suggestions for Complex Software

Peer Feedback

Human-Centered Healthcare Design

Real-time Editing of Material Properties

Communication with Locked-in Syndrome

Primal-dual Coding

3D Interactive Piano Keyboard


C. Ailie Fraser, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2017. WeBuild: Automatically Distributing Assembly Tasks Among Collocated Workers to Improve Coordination. To appear in Proceedings of CHI '17.

C. Ailie Fraser, Mira Dontcheva, Holger Winnemöller, Sheryl Ehrlich, and Scott R. Klemmer. 2016. DiscoverySpace: Suggesting Actions in Complex Software. Proceedings of DIS ’16.

Catherine M. Hicks, Vineet Pandey, C. Ailie Fraser, and Scott R. Klemmer. 2016. Framing Feedback: Choosing Review Environment Features that Support High Quality Peer Assessment. Proceedings of CHI ’16.

Extended Abstracts

C. Ailie Fraser, Mira Dontcheva, Holger Winnemöller, and Scott R. Klemmer. 2016. DiscoverySpace: Crowdsourced Suggestions Onboard Novices in Complex Software. CSCW ’16 Companion. (Extended Abstract) -- Demo

Catherine M. Hicks, C. Ailie Fraser, Purvi Desai, and Scott R. Klemmer. 2015. Do numeric ratings impact peer reviewers? Learning at Scale, Vancouver, BC. (Extended Abstract) -- Poster


CSE 216 - Interaction Design Research
(Fall 2015)

CSC148 - Introdution to Computer Science (Winters 2012, 2013)


Graduate Women in Computing @ UCSD

A Cappella


Music Composition

Web Design

Camp Wabikon