285 million people in this world are visually impaired in some way. 90% of the them live in developing countries. Unfortunately, today’s prolific and glamorous technological revolution focuses little towards these group of people with limited purchasing ability and varying needs. Being a citizen of a developing country and irresistibly fascinated by the increasing capabilities of computers, I always wondered — how significant is the contribution of science and technology to the lives of these people? I am interested in using computing technology to make positive impact on humans’ lives. I want my work to enlighten the underprivileged ones with knowledge and opportunity.
I am interested to apply Machine Learning in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Affective Computing and Accessibility. I work with Dr. M. Ehsan Hoque in ROCHCI to push the boundaries of science and to touch the lives of people.
Jun 2013: My first full paper got accepted in ASSETS’13 :)
Jun 2013: Joined as a PhD student in UMBC and moved to Baltimore, MD
Oct 2012: Attended ASSETS 2012 to show a demo on FEPS. Read my experience here.
Aug 2012: Back in Memphis
Jul 25th 2012: Yeayyy … my FEPS demo has been accepted in ASSETS ’12
Jun 2012: Moving to San Jose, CA for Internship in Ebay.
Oct 2011: I have attended the ACII conference. Read my experience here.
Aug 2011: Achieved my Masters Degree.