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Said Achmiz

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(full contact info available by email request)


Professional Experience


University Affiliated Research Center ,
Moffett Field, CA
(NASA Ames Research Center / UC Santa Cruz)
Research Assistant


Biomimetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College ,
Brooklyn, NY

2012, 2014-2015

University of California Santa Cruz ,
Santa Cruz, CA
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Information Technology (NSF REU) (2012)
Software Developer (freelance) (2014)


“Holes, Pits, and Valleys: Guiding Large-Display Touchless Interactions with Data-Morphed Topographies”
(presented at the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing in Seattle, Washington)

“NUICursorTools: Designing cursor behaviors for indirect-pointing interfaces”
(presented at the 2014 International Working Conference for Advanced Visualization Systems in Como, Italy)

“Digital Birth”'' project poster
(presented at Baskin School of Engineering poster session, Summer 2012)

“Spectrum Inversion and the Nature of Color”''
(presented at Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference, CUNY Undergraduate Philosophy Conference; published in The Gadfly, Spring 2012)


NUICursorTools: A modular toolkit for designing cursor behaviors for touchless input.
(IU School of Informatics; faculty advisor: Dr. Davide Bolchini)

Pointer acceleration in touchless interaction: Designing pointer acceleration curves, and investigating effect of constant and dynamic control-display gain, in touchless input scenarios and with large displays (using Kinect as input device).
(IU School of Informatics; faculty advisor: Dr. Davide Bolchini)


Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2013–2014
Human-Computer Interaction, PhD program
Coursework: Human-Computer Interaction Design, Usability and Evaluative Methods, Psychology of HCI, Contextual Design, Ubiquitous Computing

Brooklyn College, Bachelor of Science (2014)
Computer Science (major), Cognitive Science (minor)
Brooklyn, NY

Kingsborough Community College, Associate of Applied Science (2010)
Computer Information Systems
Brooklyn, NY

Stuyvesant High School
New York, NY