Ailie Fraser

Research Engineer


Ailie is a Research Engineer at Adobe focusing on Human-Computer Interaction. In 2020, she received her PhD in Computer Science from UC San Diego, where she was advised by Scott Klemmer in the Design Lab. Her dissertation focused on supporting and improving peoples’ creativity while they work with digital tools by harvesting existing expert resources and presenting them in context. In 2013, she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto with a Specialist in Math & Computer Science and a Major in Music.

Most recently, Ailie has been working on Project Blink, an AI-powered video editor on the web. Details about her previous projects and publications can be found on her website.


ReMap: Lowering the Barrier to Help-Seeking with Multimodal Search

Fraser, A., Markel, J., Basa, N., Dontcheva, M., Klemmer, S. (Oct. 20, 2020)

ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST)

Temporal Segmentation of Creative Live Streams

Fraser, A., Kim, J., Shin, H., Brandt, J., Dontcheva, M. (Apr. 23, 2020)

ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (SIGCHI)

Sharing the Studio: How Creative Livestreaming can Inspire, Educate, and Engage

Fraser, C., Kim, J., Thornsberry, A., Klemmer, S., Dontcheva, M. (Jun. 24, 2019)

ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C)

RePlay: Contextually Presenting Learning Videos Across Software Applications

Fraser, C., Ngoon, T., Dontcheva, M., Klemmer, S. (May. 6, 2019)

Honorable Mention

ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (SIGCHI)

Interactive Guidance Techniques for Improving Creative Feedback

Ngoon, T., Fraser, C., Weingarten, A., Dontcheva, M., Klemmer, S. (Apr. 16, 2018)

Honorable Mention

Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems (SIGCHI)

DiscoverySpace: Suggesting Actions in Complex Software

Fraser, C., Dontcheva, M., Winnemöller, H., Ehrlich, S., Klemmer, S. (Jun. 6, 2016)

ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS)