Shakiba Davari

Hi!

I’m Shakiba, a Computer Science Ph.D. student at the 3D Interaction Group at Virginia Tech under the supervision of Doug Bowman.

My research interest relies on the connection between my past research experience in applied Machine Learning and my current passion for Augmented Reality(AR) interface design. More specifically, I am a 3D interaction/interface designer, focusing on Context-Aware Intelligent AR Interfaces. As a Ph.D. student I concentrate on detecting AR user’s context and using that information to intelligently adapt the AR interface; Offering a potential solution that not only mitigates the existing challenges of AR such as real-world occlusion and social intrusiveness but also provides more reliable and efficient information access and interaction in AR.

In summer 2022, as a Research Scientist Intern at Adobe, I worked with Jane Hoffswell and Stefano Petrangeli to explore context-aware document consumption in AR.

I summer 2021, I joined Microsoft as a Research Intern. I enjoyed working with and learning from amazing researchers such as Andrew Begel, Ed Cutrell, Rich Stoakley, and Carmen Badea to explore the applications of Mixed Reality for Low-vision users.

Leadership and Services:

Iranian Society at Virginia Tech (VT)

      • Vice President (2018-2020)

Computer Science Graduate Council at VT

      • Vice President (2019)

      • President (2020)

      • Board Advisor (2021)


Honors and Awards:

  • 2022 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Scholarship, VT

  • 2022 IEEEVR Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility Scholarship

  • 2021 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Scholarship, VT

  • 2020 Service Award, Department of Computer Science, VT

  • 2020 Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Scholarship, Tapia Foundation

  • 2020 ACM Capital Region Celebration of Women in Computing Scholarship, VT

  • 2019 Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Scholarship, VT

  • 2017 Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Scholarship, Georgia Tech

Top Technical Skills:

  • Unity Game Engine

  • C#

  • Python/OpenCV

  • ML/Computer Vision

  • UX Research /User Study

  • Mixed Methods Research

  • JMP/SPSS

  • Academic Writing

Here is bit more about me on a personal level:

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