Abir Mohammed Abdullah Al-Hajri
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University
P.O. Box 36, Al-Khod 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Telephone: + (968) 24142400, Fax: +(968) 24141407
Email: [email protected]
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EDUCATION
Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Human Computer Interaction) , University of British
Columbia, Canada, 2014
M.Sc.
Computer Science, University of Wollongong, Australia, 2005
B.Sc.
Computer Science, Minor Mathematics, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman, 2003
Employment
Assistant Professor: December 2014 – Present
Department of Computer Science, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
Lecturer: November 2005 – December 2009
Department of Computer Science, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
Demonstrator: September 2003 – January 2005
Department of Computer Science, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
Teaching Assistant: January 2003 – May 2003
Department of Computer Science, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
 Received, in August 2002, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s Trip for excellent academic achievement in the undergraduate
studies in computer science
 In recognition of excellent performance in undergraduate studies (number 1 student of the cohort), received the
Excellent Student Prize in May 2004 from Sultan Qaboos University
 Promoted to the Lecturer rank at Sultan Qaboos University in November 2005
 Promoted to the Assistant Professor rank at Sultan Qaboos University in December 2014
PUBLICATIONS
Thesis
 Abir Al Hajri. Shaping video experiences with new interface affordances. Doctoral Dissertation, The University of
British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2014.
Journal articles
 Noreen Kamal, Abir Al Hajri, and Sidney Fels. DreamThrower: An audio/visual display for influencing dreams.
Entertainment Computing, 3(4):121128, 2012.
Conference Publications
 Abir Al-Hajri, Matthew Fong, Gregor Miller, and Sidney Fels. How personal video navigation history can be
visualized. In Proceedings of the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and
Interactive Techniques; Posters, SIGGRAPH ’14, page 105, New York, NY, USA, August 2014. ACM.

Abir Al-Hajri, Matthew Fong, Gregor Miller, and Sidney Fels. Fast forward with your VCR: Visualizing singlevideo viewing statistics for navigation and sharing. In Proceedings of the 2014 Graphics Interface Conference, GI
’14, pages 123–128, Toronto, Ont., Canada, 2014. Canadian Information Processing Society.
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Matthew Fong, Abir Al-Hajri, Gregor Miller, and Sidney Fels. Casual authoring using a video navigation
history. In Proceedings of the 2014 Graphics Interface Conference, GI ’14, pages 109–114, Toronto, Ont.,
Canada, 2014. Canadian Information Processing Society.

Abir Al-Hajri, Gregor Miller, Matthew Fong, and Sidney S. Fels. Visualization of personal history for video
navigation. In Proceedings of the 32Nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI
’14, pages 1187–1196, New York, NY, USA, 2014. ACM.

Abir Al-Hajri, Gregor Miller, Sidney Fels, and Matthew Fong. Video navigation with a personal viewing history.
In Proceedings of the 14th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-computer Interaction, volume 8119 of
INTERACT ’13, pages 352–369, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013. Springer-Verlag.

Abir Al-Hajri, Sidney Fels, Gregor Miller, and Michael Ilich. Moving target selection in 2d graphical user
interfaces. In Proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-computer Interaction,
volume 6947 of INTERACT ’11, pages 141–161, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011. Springer-Verlag.

Gregor Miller, Sidney Fels, Abir Al-Hajri, Michael Ilich, Zoltan Foley-Fisher, Manuel Fernandez, and Daesik
Jang. Mediadiver: viewing and annotating multi-view video. In Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference
extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, CHI EA '11, pages 1141-1146, New York, NY, USA,
2011. ACM.

Noreen Kamal, Ling Tsou, Abir Al-Hajri, and Sidney Fels. Dreamthrower: creating, throwing and catching
dreams for collaborative dream sharing. In Proceedings of the 9th international conference on Entertainment
computing, ICEC'10, pages 20-31, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2010. Springer-Verlag
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND INTERACTIVE DEMONESTRATIONS
Research Talks
 Abir Al-Hajri, Gregor Miller, Matthew Fong, Sidney Fels and Zoltan Foley-Fisher. A Comparative Evaluation of
Methods for Moving Target Selection. In Graphics, Animations and New Media, GRAND 2014, Ottawa, ON,
Canada, May 2014.

Matthew Fong, Abir Al-Hajri, Gregor Miller, and Sidney Fels. Casual authoring using a video navigation
history. In Graphics, Animations and New Media, GRAND 2014, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 2014.
Interactive Demonstrations
 Abir Al-Hajri, Matthew Fong, Gregor Miller, and Sidney Fels. A Mobile Interface Demonstrating How personal
video navigation history can be visualized. In the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer
Graphics and Interactive Techniques; SIGGRAPH ’14, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 2014.

Abir Al-Hajri, Matthew Fong, Gregor Miller, and Sidney Fels. Sharing Movies or Mevies: Exploring New
Methods for Social Video Experiences. In Graphics, Animations and New Media, GRAND 2014, Ottawa, ON,
Canada, May 2014.

Abir Al-Hajri, Gregor Miller, Matthew Fong, and Sidney S. Fels. A Desktop and Mobile Interfaces
Demonstrating the Different Visualizations of personal history for video navigation. In the 32Nd Annual ACM
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ’14, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 2014.

Gregor Miller, Sidney Fels, Abir Al-Hajri, Michael Ilich, Zoltan Foley-Fisher, Manuel Fernandez, and Daesik
Jang. An Interactive Desktop Demonstration of Mediadiver: viewing and annotating multi-view video. In the 2011
annual conference on Human factors in computing systems, CHI '11, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2011.
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Abir Mohammed Abdullah Al-Hajri Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science