Guest Lecture
July 9, 2014


On June 5th, 6:00-7:30 pm, Dr. Omar Mubin from University of Western Sydney visited ITU to discuss his research and work in Human Computer Interaction. Dr. Mubin introduced his current projects, which focus on “research through design.” He then explained the concepts of Design Thinking and Design Theory, and applied those concepts to Industrial Design and HCI. Prior to being employed at UWS, Omar Mubin was a post-doctoral researcher in Human Computer Interaction at Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Dr. Mubin completed his PhD doctorate qualification in Human Robot Interaction from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, in 2011. He was also a visiting researcher at Philips Research Eindhoven in 2007 during his 2-year tenure as a research trainee at the Eindhoven University of Technology, which resulted in him being awarded a PDEng degree in 2007. Dr Mubin also has a MSc in Interactive Systems from KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests comprise of Human Computer Interaction, social robotics (and the perception of humans of them thereof), exploring the role of robots in education, Empirical research in Human Computer Interaction and user-centered design. He has authored/co-authored about 40 articles in peer reviewed conferences and journals in the areas of Human Computer Interaction and Human Robot Interaction.