I am a PhD candidate and scientific employee at Stuttgart University's AC department, working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab. My research focuses on human-computer interaction, particularly multimodal interaction combining eye tracking with touch or non-lexical voice input.
Currently, I am working on the EXIST-funded project Semanux, which aims to make the digital world more inclusive by enabling people with disabilities to control the computer via their individual capabilities.
I have published papers on novel methods of eye typing at ACM CHI and ACM ETRA. In addition, I tutor courses in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Retrieval, and Machine Learning at the University of Stuttgart and supervise student theses. Prior to pursuing my PhD, I gained seven years of industry experience working for companies such as Bliksund in Norway and Union Betriebs-GmbH in Bonn, where I contributed to various web-oriented IT projects, including a rules repository system for CDU and the personal homepage of Angela Merkel.
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MSc in Web Science, 2019
University of Koblenz-Landau
BSc in Sofware Enginieering, 2012
Azad Universtiy of Mashhad
This paper introduces Hummer, a hands-free text entry method that works by hum and gaze.
We developed a gaze immersive YouTube player, called GIUPlayer, with two objectives. First to enable eye-controlled interaction with video content, to support people with motor disabilities. Second to enable the prospect of quantifying attention when users view video content, which can be used to estimate natural viewing behaviour. In this paper, we illustrate the functionality and design of GIUPlayer, and the visualization of video viewing pattern. The long-term perspective of this work could lead to the realization of eye control and attention based recommendations in online video platforms and smart TV applications that record eye tracking data.