Abdelkareem Bedri


I'm a Research Scientist at Apple's Sensing Technologies Research group. Before joining Apple I was a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where I still serve as an Affiliate Faculty. My research interests are in sensing, activity recognition, wearable computing, mobile health and human-computer interaction. In the past few years I've worked on sign language recognition, silent speech recognition, and automatic diet monitoring. I was advised by Professor Mayank Goel, and during my master's degree at Georgia Tech I was advised by Professor Thad Starner and Professor Gregory Abowd. I received the Google, Qualcomm, KAAYIA, and the CMU Presidential fellowships as recognition for my research work.


  • 6/8/2022: Joined CMU - HCI Institute as an Affiliate Professor.

  • 5/1/2022: Traveling to New Orleans for CHI 22.

  • 7/1./2021: I started my Research Scientist job at Apple!

  • 2/10/2021: I successfully passed my thesis proposal!

  • 1/31/2021: Invited to give a talk in the Insper Session at the Orooma conference 2021 (talk's link).

  • 9/30/2020: I received the Google PhD fellowship in HCI!

  • 9/30/2020: Final day of my Apple Research internship.

  • 9/25/2020: I signed a full time Research Scientists offer at Apple!

  • 6/1/2020: I started a new research internship at Apple working with Gierad Laput and Jared Zerbe.

  • 1/18/2020: I attended the Georgia Tech FOCUS fellow program for future faculty.

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