Irina Kondratova

Roles and responsibilities

Senior Research Officer in the Human-Computer Interaction Team. Conduct research in human-computer interaction, focus on improving user experience when people interact with digital technologies, including physical interaction, cognitive, communication and social issues involved.

Current research and/or projects

Current research is in the area of digital technology’s usability and user interaction design, with a focus on user interactions with aging in place technologies and digital health applications. Previous research on multimodal user interfaces, mobile user interfaces, culturally appropriate user interface design, learning and collaboration technologies, and digital technologies for health and advanced training. 

Research and/or project statements

  • Past member of the NRC President’s Research Excellence Advisory Committee
  • Research Lead on projects concerning digital technologies and mixed reality simulators for training applications
  • Research Lead on projects concerning culturally appropriate user interface design
  • Research Lead on projects exploring usability of natural user interfaces (voice, gesture) for industrial field applications
  • NRC LEAD Accelerated Leadership Development program alumnae & Past Group Leader for the People-Centred Technologies Group


  • Post Doctorate Fellow at UNB’s Chair in Nuclear Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 1999-2001
  • Ph. D. Civil Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 1999
  • B.Sc. Engineering, Electrical Engineering (Control Systems), Kiev State Technical University, Ukraine & Tver  Technical University,  1978

Professional activities/interests

  • Professional Engineer (Electrical & Computer Engineering) with the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists NB
  • Past Program committee member for CSCWD - IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
  • Adjunct Professor at the UNB Faculty of Engineering from 2004 to 2014
  • Supervised and co-supervised 19 students (1 PhD, 5 masters and 13 undergraduate students) with research projects in mobile computing, multimodal interaction technologies, virtual reality, mobile data entry and management, speech interactions, and computer–supported collaborative work


  • Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers for the Province of New Brunswick (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
  • Member of the National NSERC Strategic Partnerships Project Grants Selection Panel, Strategic Grants – ICT (2017-2018)


  • Masters Certificate in Project Management, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, 2012
  • The Niagara Institute Leadership Development Program Certificate, 2006

Inventions and patents

  • US Patent Application for the Color Analyzer And Calibration Tool (Application #20100172576)

Key publications

  • Kondratova, I., & Fournier, H. (2022). Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation in a Pandemic Scenario: A Review of HCI Design Features, User Acceptance and Barriers. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 485-499). Springer, Cham.
  • Fournier, H., Lapointe, J.-F., Kondratova, I., Emond, B., Munteanu. C. 2012. Crossing the barrier: A scalable simulator for course of fire training, in the proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC 2012).
  • Kondratova, I. and Goldfarb, I. 2010. Chapter 14: Culturally Appropriate Web User Interface Design Study: Research Methodology and Results, Handbook of Research on Culturally-Aware Information Technology: Perspectives and Models, IGI Global.
  • Kondratova, I. 2004. Voice and Multimodal Technology for the Mobile Worker, Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 9, Special Issue Mobile Computing in Construction. NRC 47423, pp. 345-353.

International experience and/or work

12 years of work experience as a control systems design engineer in Kiev, Ukraine

Irina Kondratova

Senior Research Officer
Digital Technologies
46 Dineen Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 9W4
Preferred language: English
Other(s): Ukrainian, Russian
Telephone: 506-444-0489


Information Technology, Digital technology, Human-computer interaction