Life is a journey, not a destination...
Welcome Everyone!! I am Hasan Shahid Ferdous, a PhD research student at the Microsoft Centre for SocialNUI and Interaction Design Lab (IDL), Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia. My current research is focused on social and collaborative use of technologies, particularly in the family mealtime context. I am also interested in touch, eye-gaze and other NUI interactions in the public or private social settings.
I have completed my Master of IT (Research) degree from from Monash University, Australia and BSc (Engg.) from the Dept. of CSE, BUET, Bangladesh. Please navigate through this page or the links above to know more about me and my work.
Recent Life Events
What a wonderful morning! Just received letter that our paper ‘Table Manners’: Children’s Use of Mobile Technologies in Family-friendly Restaurants is accepted as a CHI 2017 Case Study paper.
Wow... Now we have three papers this CHI (ToCHI journal, full paper, case study paper) :) :) :)— 11th Ferbruary, 2017
Absolutely delighted to have our paper "Celebratory Technology to Orchestrate the Sharing of Devices and Stories during Family Mealtimes" accepted for CHI 2017.
Wow... Now I will present two papers in this CHI :) :) Denver, here I come ...— 12th December, 2016
“Received the Google PhD Travel Scholarship to present my paper in UbiComp 2016 at heidelberg, Germany.”— 17th October, 2016
“Just received notification that our journal paper "Commensality and the Social Use of Technology during Family Mealtime" got accepted in ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), one of the very topmost venues for HCI publications.”— 30th August, 2016
“Received the Google Australia Best Paper Award at the Doctoral Colloquium, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne.”— 13th July, 2016
“Our long paper titled "TableTalk: Integrating Personal Devices and Content for Commensal Experiences at the Family Dinner Table" got accepted in UbiComp 2016. Germany, here I come :) ”— 5th June, 2016
“Resumed studies after my around the world in 127 days tour :) :) ”— 19th January - 24th May, 2016
“Presented Paper in CHI 2016 Workshop” — 7th May, 2016
“Visiting Research Student @ Microsoft Research, Cambridge. ”— 11 - 15 April, 2016
“Study Away at the Open Lab Newcastle University, UK. ”— 21st January - 27th April, 2016
Everyday interactions with technologies (e.g., TV, mobile phones, etc.) around family mealtimes are often criticized. But can there be any positives too?
One project explored possibilities of free hand drawing with Microsoft Kinect. Another used it for body posture detection.
Social media question asking (SMQA), particularly in the developing regions are enabling many people to seek information which is unreachable to them otherwise.
An ethnographic work about fighting sexual harassment in urban Bangladesh to address and understand such difficult and culturally sensitive problems.