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Academic Biography

Mr. Muhammad Zahid Iqbal is currently working as a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Immersive Technologies at Teesside University. He completed PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Immersive Technologies from University College Dublin, Ireland, with the thesis titled "Investigating Real-time Touchless Hand Interaction and Machine Learning Agents in Immersive Learning Environments". During his PhD, he worked as a graduate assistant for teaching Augmented & Virtual Reality and Mobile Computing labs at University College Dublin, Ireland. He also worked as Associate Faculty at the National College of Ireland.  

External Roles and Professional Activities

            -Learning Education Committee

            -HCI Committee and Metaverse & Society

Experience as Paper Reviewer 

• Telematics and Informatics 

• SIGCSE TS 2022 Full Papers Track

• American Educational Research Association (AERA) - AERA Open

• Education and Information Technologies

• ACM SIGMIS Computers and People Research 2019

• ACM CHI Conference: 2020 alt.chi, 2021 alt.chi & WIP 2021

• ACM CSCW 2020 Posters

• ACM IDC Conference 2020 Works in Progress & Workshops

• Workshop on Novel Input Devices and Interaction Techniques (NIDIT) 2021

• ACM IDC 2021 Full Papers Track

• Computers & Education: Artificial Intelligence

• Applied Food Research

• Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction OzCHI 2021

Summary of Research Interests

His research interests are Human-Computer Interaction, Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Virtual Reality, Digital Interaction Techniques, Digital Twins, Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence and Educational Technology. 

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

Immersive Technologies (Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality)

Research Projects & External Funding

  • Real-time Hand Interaction and Machine Learning Agents in Immersive Learning Environments

  • Metaverse and Emerging opportunities in the Immersive Technologies

  • Touchless/Contactless Interaction Technologies

  • Ethics, Privacy and security issues with Extended Reality

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University College Dublin

Sept 2018Aug 2022


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