Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon

Lecturer

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 944E
Office hours:

In Summer 2019, I am teaching the following courses:

CSE 427: Software Quality Assurances & Testing
CSE 299: Junior Design Project
CSE/ECE/EEE 498: Internship/Co-op/Directed Research

My office hours can be viewed from the following calendar:
Public calendar: SAS3 (ECE, NSU)

If you are planning to meet me at in/outside my office hours,
please fix an appointment by email at <shaikh.shimon@northsouth.edu> or by visiting my public calendar and selecting an available appointment slot.

Because of my dual role as career coordinator for School of Engineering, I may have conflicting schedules. During the office hours, I also can have meetings at the department, school, university or with external stakeholders at NSU. As such, to meet me regarding academic/non-academic matters, please set up an appointment beforehand.

If you are meeting me regarding career development purposes,
please fix an appointment by email at <career.seps@northsouth.edu>.

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 6377

Biography

Since Summer 2018, Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon (SAS3) is working as a core full-time faculty member (Lecturer) at Department of ECE, North South University. Shimon is also currently working as the Career Coordinator for School of Engineering & Physical Science (SEPS) – overseeing industry-academia collaboration at ECE department and School of Engineering & Physical Sciences.

Shimon is a graduate trained software engineer with 6 years of software engineering experience across Bangladesh, India, UAE, South Korea and USA. After completing his undergraduate in Computer Science from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 2011, he worked for 4 years in Samsung Bangladesh R&D Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh (https://research.samsung.com/srbd). During this time, his worked on various mobile platforms on commercialization projects – launching Samsung mobile phones for different market regions.

From 2014 to 2016, Shimon did his M.S in Computer Science in Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA. His research interest and area was Mobile HCI and interaction. During his masters, Shimon worked as a research assistant at Ruiz HCI lab (https://ruizlab.org/) under Dr. Jaime Ruiz – researching on alternate interaction techniques in handheld and wearable devices. As a first author, shimon has presented his research work at MobileHCI 2015 (Copenhagen, Denmark) and CHI 2016 (San Jose, CA).

From 2016 – 2018, Shimon worked as a software engineer in Keysight Technologies in Santa Rosa, CA. During this time, his work focused on solving and improving usability issues in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software product lines.

At North-South University, Shimon works closely with the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research group.
Shimon is also working closely with Career Placement Center (CPC) to improve the industry-academia collaboration effort related to engineering and IT.

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From Fall 2019, I plan to supervise CSE 499 Senior Design projects.
I am looking for students who have prior experience or interest in iOS/Android/Cross Platform mobile development, front-end development, SQL and NoSQL databases, UX design, Project management and Software Testing with a view to develop and roll out an internal product for the university. If you are interested in working with me, send me an email at <shaikh.shimon@northsouth.edu>

Research Areas

Research Interests

Human-Computer Interaction
Mobile Interaction
ICT4D
Software Engineering
Software Testing
Social Computing
Urban Computing

Teaching

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, North South University (June 2018-Present).