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:

My office hours for Spring 2020 are as follows:
Wednesday: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 2:40pm – 4:10pm
Saturday: 2:40pm – 4:10pm

Due to departmental/university work, I may have to work outside of my office during office hours. It is recommended that you send me an email at <> beforehand to set up an appointment. If you are a current NSU Student, Please send an email from your NSU email account with the following information to fix an appointment during office hours.
1) Name
2) Student ID
3) Class
4) Section
5) Semester

If you are at my office and do not find me, please dial NSU Extension 6377, and the call will be redirected to me at my cell automatically.

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 6377


Since Summer 2018, Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon is working as a core full-time faculty member (Lecturer) at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), North South University.

He is also currently working as the Career Coordinator (SEPS) at Career & Placement Center (CPC), North South University. As a career coordinator, he looks at the building and fostering of academia-industry collaboration which falls under the purview of NSU School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (SEPS).

Shimon is a graduate trained software engineer with 6 years of software engineering experience across in and outside of Bangladesh. 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 ( During this time, he 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 at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA. His research interest and area were Mobile HCI /interaction and Software Development. During his masters, Shimon worked as a research assistant at Ruiz HCI lab ( under Dr. Jaime Ruiz – researching 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.

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.


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).