Oregon State University

Iftekhar Ahmed

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction) at Oregon State University. I am interested in code quality measurement, automated refactoring techniques and cognitive modeling of software development. Most recently I have been working on automated code smell detection. This would benefit the developers in large scale projects by identifying design flaws and providing suggestions to improve. I am also working on distributed collaborative development environments and their improvement scopes. My other interests include books, music and movies.

Rana Almurshed

I am a Ph.D. Student in Computer Science at Oregon State University. I'm interested in children and how they interact with new technology. I received my Bachelor & Master degrees in Computer Science from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Islam Almusaly

I am a Ph.D. student in computer science at Oregon State University. I am working on a syntax-directed keyboard to help users write source code faster and easier on touchscreen devices.

Amirhosein Emerson Azarbakht

Amirhosein "Emerson" Azarbakht is a PhD candidate in computer science at Oregon State University. His research focuses on Social Network Analysis (SNA) on online communities, especially Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) communities. He earned his master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction and Artificial Intelligence at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and holds a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Azad University of Central Tehran, Iran. He is currently working on a project that focuses on analyzing online communications of online FLOSS communities, particularly the ones that have forked, to identify common measures in such complex networks. Temporal visualization of these complex communication networks over time is another focus of the project which aims to array disparate information to make sense of the underlying structure and dynamics of such social networks. He is trilingual, a GNU/Linux user and advocate, and an avid traveler who has visited 15 countries and has lived on three continents and is aiming to work as a research/data scientist.

Ishneet K Dua

I am a first year masters student. I received my bachelors degree in Computer Science from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, India. My area of specialization is Human Computer Interaction and software engineering. I am currently interested in understanding the management and working of open source communities along with how it differs from traditional practices.

Soroush Ghorashi

I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science (Human-Computer Interaction) at Oregon State University. My areas of research are in Usability Engineering and HCI with particular focus on User Interface (UI) design and User eXperience (UX). Currently I'm working on designing integrated development environments (IDE) for collaborative software development and how we can use developers' activity data to enhance awareness in during the process. I'm also interested to see how effective are this kind of IDE in pair-programming (co-located & globally distributed teams). I've designed and developed an IDE for this purposes that is (usually) available through this link (Collaborative Coding). I'm also very interested in UX design in the range and scope of interactive experiences on the TV platform (iTV). For more information about my current and previous research, please visit my personal website. "If we focus on the users, all else will follow."

Carlos Jensen

Carlos Jensen is currently an associate professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Oregon State University (OSU). He received his BS. degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2005, where he was a member of the Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center (GVU). His areas of research are in Usable Privacy and Security (HCISec), with particular focus on making online decisions about privacy and security understandable and meaningful to users. As part of this work we examine policies and business practices currently in use, as well as the technologies available and their implications, and users’ understanding and concerns. Our main research project in this area; iWatch, tracks website privacy practices, and how your online information spreads online. An emerging area of research is in the usability aspects of Open Source systems and Open Source Development. More specifically, we are interested in studying the barriers for entry into Open Source, and finding ways we can get more people, including students, involved in Open Source. This has led to the development of a custom community of code called Beaversource for OSU students, and a custom Linux handheld platform.

Kim Kaaz

First year PhD student in Human Computer Interface at Oregon State. Interested in Internet of things and how people will interface with these devices at home and in our environment.

Pranjal Mittal

I am a Masters student in Computer Science at Oregon State University. I received my undergraduate degree in Electronics engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, in Varanasi, India. Software engineering, databases, cloud computing, web applications and user interfaces pique my interest. My current research (as on Sep 2015) is mainly focussed on developing a deeper understanding of linux containers and container based cloud systems; drawing contrast between containers and virtual machines in terms of performance and security benchmarks.

Contact Info

Carlos Jensen
School of EECS
3061 Kelley Engr. Ctr.
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Tel: +1-541-737-2555 Fax: +1-541-737-1300
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