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I am a researcher in the Adaptive Systems and Interactions group at Microsoft Research, Redmond. My primary research interests are in Attention Management for Multitasking Domains, but I am also interested in technology for task flow across devices, health care, and ICTD.
I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. I received a Masters in Computer Science from the same university in 2005 and a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2001.
Sharing a driver’s context with a caller via continuous audio cues to increase awareness about driver stateChristian P. Janssen, Shamsi Iqbal, Y.C. Ju, Y. C. Ju, in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Vol 20(3), Sep 2014, 270-284, APA, September 1, 2014,
Reducing Disruption from Subtle Information Delivery during a Conversation: Mode and Bandwidth InvestigationEyal Ofek, Shamsi Iqbal, Karin Strauss, in Sig Chi 2013 Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Sig CHI 2013, April 29, 2013,
Oasis: A Framework for Linking Notification Delivery to the Perceptual Structure of Goal-Directed TasksShamsi Iqbal, Brian P. Bailey, in ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, ACM, December 1, 2010,
My primary interest is in helping humans improve productivity in environments where many demands on their attention present conflicting challenges. I am currently working on addressing multitasking problems in domains where people have to divide attention among many tasks and maintain performance at the same time.
I am also interested in technology for task management in mobile scenarios, HCI and health care, and ICT4D.
I completed my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, supervised by Professor Brian Bailey. I earned a Masters degree in Computer Science from the same institution in 2005 and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2001.