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


July, 2020

Paper accepted to CSCW2020. "Quality of and Attention to Instructions in Telementoring".

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.