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 Fall 2020, I am teaching the following courses:
CSE486: Mobile & Wireless Application Development
CSE215: Programming Language II (Java)
CSE299: Junior Design Project

My office hours are on Sunday and Tuesday 1:00pm – 5:30pm (By Appointment only).
The Calendar below shows my office hours slots (and my unavailability).

Phone: +88 02 55668200 Ext – 6377


Shaikh Shawon Arefin Shimon (SAS3) joined North South University in Summer 2020 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 – he spent nearly 10 years in the Software Industry and Academia in various roles. Before joining as a faculty in NSU – shimon worked in the industry in various software engineering roles in places like Keysight Technologies (USA) & Samsung Electronics (Asia). He also spent time as a graduate research assistant in Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO USA for 2 years – working in Mobile Interaction / HCI area in Ruiz Lab under supervision of Dr. Jaime Ruiz. During this time, he published & presented first author conference papers at CHI 2016 (San Jose, CA) and MobileHCI 2015 (Copenhagen, Denmark). He also worked occasionally as a teaching assistant during his time at ColoState.

Shimon’s research interest focuses on Mobile Interaction, Augmented and Virtual Reality, HCI, Software Engineering and Software Development process. Shimon is 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.

Shimon previously received best employee award at SRBD for SW development work on Samsung Rex 70 Middle East Asia (MEA) release in 2013.

Shimon obtained a M.S in Computer Science (CS) from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado USA in 2016 and a B.Sc in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) from BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2011.

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- June 2020).