Md. Sami Uddin

Position: PhD Student

Sami’s research falls under the broad category of Human-Computer Interaction; primarily, he focuses on users’ rapid development of expertise with computer interfaces. He investigates and exploits people’s physical and cognitive abilities, including the constraints of the devices people use, to design better interaction facilities and support users becoming experts quickly.

 

He joined the Interaction Lab as a Master’s student in 2014. After completing his M.Sc. degree in 2016, Sami continued his research as a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Carl Gutwin. Inspired by the real-life benefits of landmarks in remembering the locations of real objects in an environment, he has been investigating the use of ‘landmarks’ in computer interfaces as a way to provide efficient learning and remembering strategies for the locations of graphical elements (e.g., commands). Sami works in various computing platforms, including traditional desktops, large multi-touch displays, and small handheld touch devices. 

 

Before moving to Canada, Sami served as a Lecturer of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from the Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh.

Publications

Md. Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2021) The Image of the Interface: How People Use Landmarks to Develop Spatial Memory of Commands in Graphical Interfaces, p. 1-17, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), doi:10.1145/3411764.3445050

Febi Chajadi, Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2020) Effects of visual distinctiveness on learning and retrieval in icon toolbars, Proceedings - Graphics Interface 2020-May

Carl Gutwin, Michael van der Kamp, Md. Sami Uddin, Kevin Stanley, Ian Stavness, Sally Vail (2019) Improving Early Navigation in Time-Lapse Video with Spread-Frame Loading, p. 1-12, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), doi:10.1145/3290605.3300785

Carl Gutwin, Michael van der Kamp, Md. Sami Uddin, Kevin Stanley, Ian Stavness, Sally Vail (2019) Improving Early Navigation in Time-Lapse Video with Spread-Frame Loading, doi:10.1145/3290605.3300785

Varun Gaur, M. D. Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2018) Multiplexing spatial memory: Increasing the capacity of Fasttap menus with multiple tabs, MobileHCI 2018 - Beyond Mobile: The Next 20 Years - 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Conference Proceedings, p. 22:1-22:13, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, doi:10.1145/3229434.3229482

Ehsan Sotoodeh Mollashahi, Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2018) Two-level artificial-landmark scrollbars to improve revisitation in long documents, Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI, p. 85:1-85:2, Association for Computing Machinery, doi:10.1145/3206505.3206588

Ehsan Sotoodeh Mollashahi, Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2018) Improving revisitation in long documents with two-level artificial-landmark scrollbars, Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI, p. 30:1-30:9, Association for Computing Machinery, doi:10.1145/3206505.3206554

Varun Gaur, Md. Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2018) Multiplexing spatial memory, doi:10.1145/3229434.3229482

Varun Gaur, M. D. Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2018) Multiplexing spatial memory: Increasing the capacity of Fasttap menus with multiple tabs, MobileHCI 2018 - Beyond Mobile: The Next 20 Years - 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, Conference Proceedings, doi:10.1145/3229434.3229482

Ehsan Sotoodeh Mollashahi, Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2018) Improving revisitation in long documents with two-level artificial-landmark scrollbars, Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI, doi:10.1145/3206505.3206554

Ehsan Sotoodeh Mollashahi, Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2018) Two-level artificial-landmark scrollbars to improve revisitation in long documents, Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI, doi:10.1145/3206505.3206588

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin, Alix Goguey (2017) Using artificial landmarks to improve revisitation performance and spatial learning in linear control widgets, SUI 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, p. 48-57, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, doi:10.1145/3131277.3132184

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin, Alix Goguey (2017) Artificial landmarks augmented linear control widgets to improve spatial learning and revisitation performance, SUI 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, p. 153, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, doi:10.1145/3131277.3134367

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin, Andy Cockburn (2017) The effects of artificial landmarks on learning and performance in spatial-memory interfaces, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings 2017-May, p. 3843-3855, Association for Computing Machinery, doi:10.1145/3025453.3025497

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin, Andy Cockburn (2017) The effects of artificial landmarks on learning and performance in spatial-memory interfaces, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings 2017-May, doi:10.1145/3025453.3025497

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin, Alix Goguey (2017) Artificial landmarks augmented linear control widgets to improve spatial learning and revisitation performance, SUI 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, doi:10.1145/3131277.3134367

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin, Alix Goguey (2017) Using artificial landmarks to improve revisitation performance and spatial learning in linear control widgets, SUI 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, doi:10.1145/3131277.3132184

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2016) Rapid command selection on multi-touch tablets with single-handed HandMark menus, Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces: Nature Meets Interactive Surfaces, ISS 2016, p. 205-214, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, doi:10.1145/2992154.2992172

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2016) Single-handed HandMark menus: Rapid command selection on tablets, Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces: Nature Meets Interactive Surfaces, ISS 2016, p. 453-456, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, doi:10.1145/2992154.2996871

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin, Benjamin Lafreniere (2016) HandMark menus: Rapid Command selection and large command sets on multi-touch displays, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, p. 5836-5848, Association for Computing Machinery, doi:10.1145/2858036.2858211

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin, Benjamin Lafreniere (2016) HandMark menus: Rapid Command selection and large command sets on multi-touch displays, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, doi:10.1145/2858036.2858211

Md. Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin, Benjamin Lafreniere (2016) HandMark Menus, doi:10.1145/2858036.2858211

Md Sami Uddin, Carl Gutwin (2016) Rapid command selection on multi-touch tablets with single-handed HandMark menus, Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces: Nature Meets Interactive Surfaces, ISS 2016, doi:10.1145/2992154.2992172

Md Sami Uddin, Varun Gaur, Carl Gutwin, Chanchal K. Roy (2015) On the comprehension of code clone visualizations: A controlled study using eye tracking, 2015 IEEE 15th International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation, SCAM 2015 - Proceedings, p. 161-170, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., doi:10.1109/SCAM.2015.7335412

Md Sami Uddin, Varun Gaur, Carl Gutwin, Chanchal K. Roy (2015) On the comprehension of code clone visualizations: A controlled study using eye tracking, 2015 IEEE 15th International Working Conference on Source Code Analysis and Manipulation, SCAM 2015 - Proceedings, doi:10.1109/SCAM.2015.7335412