Gesture-based Interactions

A main focus of research has been exploring the use of gestures in various types of interactions. Below are some of the current projects in this area.

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:

EASEL: Easy Automatic Segmentation Event Labeler
Isaac Wang, Pradyumna Narayana, Jesse Smith, Bruce Draper, Ross Beveridge, and Jaime Ruiz. 2018.In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA. DOI: