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Ahmed Sabbir Arif

Ahmed Sabbir Arif
Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor
Phone: 
(209) 228-3639
Office: 
SE2 212
Education: 
  • 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: 
COB 374-376
Awards: 
Michael A. J. Sweeney Award 2014, Gitte Lindgaard Award 2013
Research Interests: 
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Input and interaction techniques and technologies
  • Error behavior
  • Tangible User Interfaces (TUI)
  • Mobile interaction
  • Child-Computer Interaction (CCI)
  • Usable security
  • Scientific data visualization
Bio: 
Ahmed Sabbir Arif leads the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Group at UC Merced. His research makes computer technologies accessible to everyone by developing intuitive, effective, and enjoyable input and interaction techniques. A major thread of his work focuses on smarter solutions for text entry, editing, and error correction. His other interests include mobile interaction, assistive technologies, child-computer interaction, tangible user interfaces, usable security, and scientific data visualization. He received many awards for his research, including the Michael A. J. Sweeney Award and the CHISIG Gitte Lindgaard Award. Prior to joining UC Merced, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Ryerson University, an NSERC ENGAGE Postdoctoral Fellow at York University, and a Research Intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond. He received his PhD in 2014 from York University. He also holds an MSc from Lakehead University and a BSc from Trent University.