Portrait of Shamsi Iqbal

Shamsi Iqbal

Researcher

About

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.

Projects

MSR Ability

The Ability team is a virtual team consisting of members of MSR's Labs who work on accessible technologies for people with disabilities. The Ability team's mission is to: Understand the tech-related challenges and needs of people with…

Publications

2015

The Activity Platform
Helen Wang, Alexander Moshchuk, Michael Gamon, Mona Haraty, Shamsi Iqbal, Eli T. Brown, Ashish Kapoor, Chris Meek, Eric Chen, Yuan Tian, Jaime Teevan, Mary Czerwinski, Susan Dumais, in USENIX 15th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems (HotOS XV), May 8, 2015, View abstract, Download PDF

2014

2013

2010

2009

Other

Research Interests

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.

Background

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.