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:

On leave in Summer 2020, no office hours on Summer 2020.

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 6377


Shimon (SAS3) has 9+ years of combined professional experience in the Software Industry and Academia. Since Summer 2018 – Shimon is teaching courses for 2+ years on Algorithms, Data Structures, Computer Architecture & Software Development. He also previously worked as a Teaching Assistant & Research Assitant as a fully-funded Masters’s student of the Computer Science Program at Colorado State University from 2014 to 2016. During that period, he worked closely with Dr. Jaime Ruiz at Ruiz Lab in CSU (Now at University of Florida, Gainsville, FL, USA). As a RA in Ruiz Lab, Shimon published & presented first author conference papers at CHI 2016 (San Jose, CA) and MobileHCI 2015 (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Shimon also has 6 years of professional software development experience in the USA and Bangladesh across various Desktop / Mobile / Embedded / Web platforms. Shimon previously worked as an Agile SCRUM software developer for Keysight Technologies in Santa Rosa, CA on design automation products and as a software engineer in Samsung R&D Bangladesh (SRBD) developing core mobile applications, internationalization (i18n) and localization (L10n) features. Shimon is proficient in professional 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. Shimon previously received best employee award at SRBD for SW development work on Samsung Rex 70 Middle East Asia (MEA) release.

Research Areas

Research Interests

Human-Computer Interaction
Mobile Interaction
Software Engineering
Software Testing
Social Computing
Urban Computing

If you are interested in working with me, please send me an email at <shaikh[dot]shimon[at]northsouth[dot]edu>


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 (SEPS), Career & Placement Center (CPC), North South University (June 2018-Present).