Welcome to my homepage! My name is Mohamed Khamis, I research in Human-Computer Interaction and Human-centered Security. As of September 2018, I am a Lecturer (equivalent to assistant professor) at the University of Glasgow. I did my PhD at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) in Germany. I was supervised by Florian Alt, and Andreas Bulling.
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,MobileHCI'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).