I am a Ph.D. candidate in Human-Centered Computing (HCC) Program in the Information Systems Department at UMBC. I am co-advised by Dr. Helena Mentis and Dr. Andrea Kleinsmith. My work sits at the intersection of human-computer interaction, socio-technical systems, and Multimedia Interaction. My main research interest lies in the field of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and its application in health care and education. Currently, I am conducting research to investigate how distributed collaboration and coordination are better supported through imaging interaction in surgery. 


I previously have conducted research within the broader field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Sharif University of Technology (Iran), with the focus on human interaction with IoT-based smart environments.

Contact me at asemsar1@umbc.edu


May, 2021

This summer I will be working as a UX Research Intern at Redfin.

July, 2020

July, 2020

Excited to attending CSCW2020 doctoral consortium!

Nov, 2019

Press release on our findings about our proposed surgical training tool.

Aug, 2019

Started a research collaboration with Boston Childrens Hospital.

Jul, 2019

Paper accepted: CSCW2019. "How Trainees Use the Information from Telepointers in Remote Instruction"

Jun, 2019

Paper accepted: AMIA2019

Feb, 2019

Poster accepted: CHI2019 Late-Breaking Work.