Mohamed Khamis

Welcome to my homepage! My name is Mohamed Khamis, I research in Human-Computer Interaction. I am a last year PhD student at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU). My PhD is supervised by Florian Alt from the Media Informatics Group in Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), and Andreas Bulling from the Perceptual User Interfaces Group in Max Planck Institute for Informatics.

Research Interests

I worked in a diversity of topics within HCI, privacy and ubiquitous computing. In particular, I am active in the fields of eye tracking, pervasive displays, usable security, and user privacy. My contributions are at the crossroads of user privacy and ubiquitous computing:

- Designing Gaze-based Systems: I contributed to comprehensively understanding and addressing challenges of gaze interaction on ubiquitous devices, such as mobile devices (CHI'18) and public displays (UIST'17, UbiComp'16, MUM'16), as well as proposing novel concepts that employ gaze to address problems on public displays (CHI'18, IMWUT, PerDis'17), and mobile devices (ICMI'17).

- Usable Security and Privacy: I contributed to both: (1) understanding threats to user privacy that are caused/facilitated by ubiquitous technologies, such as thermal attacks (CHI'17, Honorable Mention), and shoulder surfing (CHI'17), and (2) inventing novel ubiquitous systems for protecting user privacy on mobile devices (ICMI'17), public displays (PerDis'17), and in VR (USEC'17).

Find me also at

Google Scholar ACM Digital Library DBLP Media Informatics group at the University of Munich Perceptual User Interfaces group at Max Planck Institute

Latest Updates

April 2018
We will present The Past, Present, and Future of Gaze-enabled Handheld Mobile Devices: Survey and Lessons Learned at MobileHCI 2018
April 2018
Looking forward to meet everyone at CHI 2018! you can find me in the following rooms on those days:
I will be presenting in 518AB at 11:30am
I will be presenting in 515ABC at 4pm
I will be chairing the "Privacy, Passwords and Authentication" session in 518AB at 4pm
I will be presenting in 518C at 9am
March 2018
We will present papers at PerDis 2018, AVI 2018, and ETRA 2018.
February 2018
Our paper titled Which one is me? Identifying Oneself on Public Displays. received an Honorable Mention Award (top 5% of submissions) at CHI 2018. Watch the video here.
December 2017
We will present Three papers at CHI 2018.
November 2017
Our paper titled They are all after you: Investigating the Viability of a Threat Model that involves Multiple Shoulder Surfers. received an Honorable Mention Award (top 5% submissions) at MUM 2017.
October 2017
Our article was accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (PACM IMWUT). I will present the journal article at UbiComp 2018 in Singapore.
October 2017
I will present a paper at MUM 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.
August 2017
I will present a paper at UIST 2017 in Quebec City, Canada, and a paper at ICMI 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.
June 2017
The presentation of our award winning paper at CHI 2017 is now online. Watch it here.
May 2017
Received an Excellent Review recognition at CHI 2017.
April 2017
Two papers were accepted and will be presented at PerDis 2017 in Lugano, Switzerland
February 2017
Our paper titled Stay Cool! Understanding Thermal Attacks on Mobile-based User Authentication. received an Honorable Mention Award (top 5% of submissions) at CHI 2017.
January 2017
I will co-present two full papers at CHI 2017 in Denver, CO, USA
October 2016
I will present a short paper at MUM 2016 in Rovaniemi, Finland
June 2016
I will present a full paper at UbiComp 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany
I'm co-organizing the 6th PETMEI workshop which will take place in conjunction with UbiComp 2016.
I'll also present a paper at PETMEI 2016.
March 2016
Received the Google IoT Technology Research Award
February 2016
I will present one of two accepted Late Breaking Works at CHI 2016 in San Jose, CA, USA
July 2015
I will present two workshop papers at Ubicomp 2015 in Osaka, Japan
May 2015
I will present a short paper at Interact 2015 in Bamberg, Germany
December 2014
Transferred to the Media Informatics group at the University of Munich (LMU)
April 2014
Started my PhD at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
April 2013
Got accepted for the GERLS scholarship offered by the DAAD and the MHESR
July 2012
Received my M.Sc. degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the GUC
March 2012
Left the DFKI and started working at the GUC