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/Assistant Professor at the University of Glasgow. I received my PhD from 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:
- 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, MUM'17, INTERACT '19, ETRA'20), and (2) inventing novel ubiquitous systems for protecting user privacy and security on mobile devices (CHI'20, CHI'19, ICMI'17, MTI), public displays (IMWUT, ETRA'19, PerDis'17), and in VR (TOCHI, IEEE VR'19, USEC'17).
- 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). I published survey papers that reflect on prior work and set the agenda for future research in eye tracking on mobile devices (MobileHCI'18) and eye tracking for security applications (CHI'20).
Want to do a PhD? If you are interested in doing a PhD in Glasgow in one of those areas: Usable Security, Human-Computer Interaction, or Gaze Interaction, and have strong programming skills (e.g., Java, Python, C++, C#, etc.) please email me your CV and previous publications if any, and please highlight which publication is your strongest. You can read more about the application process here. The deadline to apply for a university scholarship is in January every year - make sure you get in touch in time. Email me if you want to know more about the open topics.