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Taslim Arefin Khan

Hi! I am currently pursuing MSc in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, specializing in Human Computer Interaction. I am supervised by Dr. Joanna McGrenere and Dr. Dongwook Yoon. You will find me in the Multimodal User Experience (MUX) Lab at X508.
Previously, I completed my undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). I also completed another MSc in CSE at BUET under the supervision of Dr. A. B. M. Alim Al Islam, broadly focusing on wireless sensor networks.

Research Interest

My research interest broadly falls under Accessibility. I am currently exploring situation induced impairments and how technology can help people overcome situation induced challenging moments. My interest in accessibility stems from my undergrad years where I ran a project for childrens with visual impairments. I am also interested in User Experience research with a blend of accessibility in it.

Patent

Tusher Chakraborty, Taslim Arefin Khan, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. Systems and methods for perceiving color-printed Braille characters and predefined shapes by visually-impaired. Application No. 15/079,316. Filed: 03/24/2016 under United States Patent and Trademark Office. Current status: First review appeared, rebuttal sent.

Publication

Conference

  • T. Chakraborty, Taslim Arefin Khan, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. FLIGHT: A Low-cost Reading and Writing System for Less-Privileged Visually-Impaired People Exploiting Ink-based Braille System.In the Proceedings of ACM CHI 2017.
  • T. Chakraborty, Taslim Arefin Khan, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. EyePen: Ease of Reading for Less-Privileged Visually-Impaired People. In the Proceedings of ACM DEV 2016 (November 18-20, Nairobi, Kenya).
  • Taslim Arefin Khan, M. A. Jonas, SMH Rashid, M. Rahman, M. S. Rahman, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. Sign of Life: A System for Escalating Post-Disaster Rescue Missions in Ready-made Garment Factories. 1st International Conference on Networking, Systems and Security (NSysS), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2015.

Journal

  • A. B. M. A. A. Islam, T. Chakraborty, Taslim Arefin Khan, M. Zoraf, and C. S. Hyder. Towards defending eavesdropping on NFC. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Elsevier, vol. 100, pp. 11-23, 2017.

Book Chapter

  • Taslim Arefin Khan, S. Tairin, M. Naznin, Z. A. Bhuiya, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. Advanced Communications in Cyber Physical Systems To appear in the book titled "Leveraging Big Data Techniques for Cyber-Physical Systems", Springer, 2017.

Poster

  • Taslim Arefin Khan, Tusher Chakraborty, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. AWZone: Ad hoc WiFi Zonification in Post-Disaster Settings. In the Proceedings of ACM DEV 2016 (November 18-20, Nairobi, Kenya). [Link]
  • Tusher Chakraborty, Taslim Arefin Khan, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. What We Breathe As We Commute: From the Perspective of a Developing Country. In the Proceedings of ACM DEV 2016 (November 18-20, Nairobi, Kenya). [Link]
  • Taslim Arefin Khan, Tusher Chakraborty, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. Infrastructure Independent Indoor Localization for Post-Disaster Rescue Mission. In the Proceedings of MobiSys 2016 Companion (June 25-30, Singapore). [Link] [Awarded ACM SIGMOBILE/MobiSys'16 Student Travel Grant]
  • Tusher Chakraborty, Taslim Arefin Khan, and A. B. M. Alim Al Islam. RailCop: Detecting Missing Rail on Railway Using Wireless Sensor Networks. In the Proceedings of MobiSys 2016 Companion (June 25-30, Singapore). [Link] [Awarded ACM SIGMOBILE/MobiSys'16 Student Travel Grant]
  • H. Dev, Md. R. Parvez, M. M. Bhuiyan, T. Mosharraf, Taslim Arefin Khan, F. Haque, A. A. Mamun, F. A. Chowdhury, M. S. S. Hossain, M. B. Morshed, and A. B. M. A. A. Islam. DhakaSim: A Tool for Simulating Traffic Mobility in Dhaka City. In Proceedings of Workshop on Mobile Computing and Human Computer Interaction (MoHCI) [DEMO], (Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2014). [PDF] [Best DEMO Award]

Achievements

  • ACM SIGMOBILE/MobiSys'16 Student Travel Grant: I was awarded the ACM SIGMOBILE/MobiSys'16 Student Travel Grant to present two posters at MobiSys '16 Singapore. I spent 08 days at Singapore and was extremely lucky to meet some brilliant researchers and practitioners from around the world.
  • Champion at Microsoft Imagine Cup Bangladesh, 2014: My team The Imaginarium won the Championship in the World Citizenship Category of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014 Bangladesh round. We demonstrated "Sign of Life", a system to detect, locate, and prioritize survivors in post-disaster rescue operation. Microsoft has a complete report on the project and team details. Report from CSE, BUET.
  • 1st Runner-up at 4th Citi Financial IT Case Competition (CFICC): My team BUET BRB was ranked 1st Runner-up in the 4th Citi Financial IT Case Competition (CFICC), 2012. We demonstrated a smartphone based banking service named "Easy Banking Service via Smart App". Report from CSE, BUET.

Contact

Email: taslimarefinkhan AT gmail DOT com, or takhan AT cs DOT ubc DOT ca. Thanks for visiting this webpage.