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Ahmed Sabbir Arif

Ahmed Sabbir Arif
Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
(209) 228-3639
SE2 212
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2013, York University, Canada
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2006, Lakehead University, Canada
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2004, Trent University, Canada
Lab Location: 
SE2 230R
SE2 230T
Research Interests: 
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
    • Input and interaction
    • Tangible user interfaces
    • Child-computer interaction
  • Virtual Reality
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence
  • Accessibility
Dr. Ahmed Sabbir Arif leads the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Group at UC Merced. His research program is interdisciplinary, spanning multiple areas, including computer science, cognitive science, human factors, virtual reality, accessibility, and applied artificial intelligence. His mission as a researcher is to make computer systems accessible to everyone by developing intuitive, effective, and enjoyable input and interaction techniques. He has received many awards for his research activities, including the Hellman Fellowship, the Michael A. J. Sweeney Award, and the CHISIG Gitte Lindgaard Award. Before joining UC Merced, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Ryerson University (Canada), an NSERC ENGAGE Postdoctoral Fellow at York University (Canada), and a Research Intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from York University (Canada). He also holds an M.Sc. from Lakehead University (Canada) and a B.Sc. from Trent University (Canada), both in Computer Science.