About Me

I am a Computer Science PhD Candidate at UC San Diego. I work in the Design Lab on research in Human-Computer Interaction, advised by Scott Klemmer. My research focuses on supporting and improving peoples' creativity while they work with digital tools by harvesting existing expert content & presenting it in context.

Before joining UCSD, 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



Interactive Guidance Techniques for Creative Feedback

Task Distribution for Collocated Workers

Action Suggestions for Complex Software

Framing Peer Feedback

Human-Centered Healthcare Design

Real-time Editing of Material Properties

Communication with Locked-in Syndrome

Primal-dual Coding

3D Interactive Piano Keyboard


Tricia J. Ngoon, C. Ailie Fraser, Ariel S. Weingarten, Mira Dontcheva, and Scott Klemmer. 2018. Interactive Guidance Techniques for Improving Creative Feedback. To appear at CHI '18, Montréal, QC, Canada. Honorable Mention.

C. Ailie Fraser, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitzmaurice. 2017. WeBuild: Automatically Distributing Assembly Tasks Among Collocated Workers to Improve Coordination. CHI '17, Denver, CO, USA.

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

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. CHI ’16, San Jose, CA, USA.

Extended Abstracts

C. Ailie Fraser. 2018. The Right Content at the Right Time: Contextual Examples for Just-in-time Creative Learning. To appear at UIST '18 Doctoral Symposium, Berlin, Germany.

C. Ailie Fraser, Mira Dontcheva, and Scott Klemmer. 2018. Software videos: Rich content and learning potential, but a challenge for sensemaking. CHI ’18 Sensemaking Workshop, Montreal, QC, Canada. (Workshop Paper)

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, Québec City, QC, Canada. (Demo, Poster)

C. Ailie Fraser, Mira Dontcheva, Holger Winnemöller, and Scott R. Klemmer. 2016. DiscoverySpace: Crowdsourced Suggestions Onboard Novices in Complex Software. CSCW ’16, San Francisco, CA, USA. (Demo)

Catherine M. Hicks, C. Ailie Fraser, Purvi Desai, and Scott R. Klemmer. 2015. Do numeric ratings impact peer reviewers? Learning at Scale '15, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (Poster)


CSE 216 - Interaction Design Research

CSC148 - Introduction to Computer Science


Graduate Women in Computing @ UCSD

A Cappella


Music Composition

Web Design & Development

Camp Wabikon