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, however my main research interests are at the crossroads of Ubiquitous Systems, and Privacy and Usable Security. My work focuses on: (1) creating ubiquitous systems that protect the user's privacy (e.g., authentication schemes and privacy protection methods), and (2) understanding the threats to user privacy that are imposed by ubiquitous technologies (e.g., thermal cameras, mobile devices, and depth cameras). I refer to this area as Privacy-Respectful Ubiquitous Systems.

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

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
Three papers were conditionally accepted 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