Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon


M.S, Computer Science, Colorado State University(CSU), Fort Collins, CO, USA
B.Sc, Computer Science And Engineering (CSE), Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Office: SAC 1185
Office hours:

In Spring 2021, I am teaching the following courses:
CSE486: Mobile & Wireless Application Development
CSE215: Programming Language II (Java)
CSE499A: Senior Design Project

The Calendar below shows my office hours slots (and my unavailability).

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 6377


I joined North South University in Summer 2018 as a Full-time faculty of Computer Science in Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE). After graduating with a B.Sc in CSE from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 2011 – I spent nearly 10 years in Academia & Industry in various roles spanning from Software Engineer to Teaching/Research Assistant & Faculty.

Before joining as a Computer Science faculty in NSU – I worked in various software engineering roles in Mobile Devices (Samsung Electronics, Dhaka, Bangladesh) and Electronic Design Automation (Keysight Technologies , Santa Rosa, CA, USA) industry.

I also spent time as a graduate research assistant working in Mobile Interaction / HCI area in Ruiz Lab under supervision of Dr. Jaime Ruiz while pursuing my masters at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO USA. As a Graduate Research Assistant in Ruiz Lab (Currently in University of Florida, Gainsville) – I published & presented first author conference papers at CHI 2016 (San Jose, CA) and MobileHCI 2015 (Copenhagen, Denmark). At CSU, I also worked as a teaching assistant in Computer Science Department from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015 teaching Computer Organizations (Dr. Chris Wilcox, Jack Applin) and Java (Dr. Asa-Ben Hur, Dr. Charles Anderson).

I am well experienced in Agile SCRUM/XP/Kanban, Incremental / RAD / V-model Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Software Version Controlling, Software Project Management / Bug tracking / Quality Assurance process, and well-acquainted with Continuous Integration / Deployment (CI/CD) & build automation process. As a software engineer – I received best employee award at SRBD for Software Development work on Samsung Rex 70 Middle East Asia (MEA) release in 2013.

If you are interested in working with me, send me an email at please send me an email at <shaikh[dot]shimon[at]northsouth[dot]edu> .
Please read the guideline for communicating with me as a current NSU student.
If you are thinking about approaching me for a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) for graduate school or professional reference, please read this guideline.

Note: I will be teaching CSE486 (Mobile & Wireless Application Development) in Summer 2021 Semester.
If you are interested in taking this course, you can view the outline here . (You need to log into your NSU Google account to view the outline document).

Research Areas

Research Interests

Data Science & Analytics : Data Visualization & Interaction, Data Pipeline
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) : Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Large Screen Surface Displays (Tabletops, Public Display, Automotive displays), Mobile & Wearable Devices & Interaction.
Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) : Collaborative Educational Technology
 Societal Computing : Computing Technology & Policy, Computing for Social Good


If you are interested in working with me, send me an email at <shaikh[dot]shimon[at]northsouth[dot]edu> .
Please read the guideline for communicating with me as a current NSU student.

Note: A great way to understand if a faculty is a good fit for working with on research is to do a course under him.

If you already have done a course under him/her,  you are well aware of the faculty’s supervision style and the faculty is well aware of your potential as a hard worker.


Selected Publications

Conference Papers
  • Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon , Courtney Lutton , Zichun Xu ,Sarah Morrison-Smith , Christina Boucher , Jaime Ruiz, “Exploring Non-touchscreen gestures for smartwatches,” CHI '16 , 2016
  • Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon , Sarah Morrison-Smith , Noah John , Ghazal Fahimi , Jaime Ruiz, “Exploring User-Defined Back-Of-Device Gestures for Mobile Devices,” MobileHCI'15, 2015

Professional Activity

Career coordinator, School of Engineering & Physical Science (SEPS)
Career & Placement Center (CPC), North South University
(June 2018- June 2020)