Sarah Morrison-Smith, MS

PhD Student
CSE E403

Before joining UF, I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Montana State University in 2013, followed by an M.S. in Computer Science at Colorado State University in 2015. My current research interests include harnessing technology to support e-Science research with the CSU Microbial Ecology Group and exploring gestural interaction as an input modality for mobile devices and wearables.

Exploring User-Defined Back-Of-Device Gestures for Mobile Devices
Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon, Sarah Morrison-Smith, Noah John, Ghazal Fahimi, and Jaime Ruiz. 2015. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 227-232. DOI:

Exploring Non-touchscreen Gestures for Smartwatches
Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon, Courtney Lutton, Zichun Xu, Sarah Morrison-Smith, Christina Boucher, and Jaime Ruiz. 2016. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3822-3833. DOI:

Staying Alive with Virtual Humans
Sarah Morrison-Smith, Heng Yao, Isaac Wang, Benjamin Lok, and Jaime Ruiz. 2018. In CHI '18 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA