Abhijit Karnik I'm a Lecturer at Lancaster University (School of Computing and Comm.) since October 2013. PhD from University of Bristol, advised by Dr. Sriram Subramanian (UoB) with inputs from Dr. Shahram Izadi and D. Alex Butler (MRC, Cambridge). My thesis was examined by Mike Fraser (internal) and Steve Feiner (external) Funded through EPSRC's DHPA (2009) by Microsoft Research, Cambridge.
Research Interests Primary focus on building novel displays that can support multiple users or act as deformable, mutable and multi-view display systems. Secondary focus on haptics, tangibles and organic interfaces.
Open Positions The department has advertised 4 'fully-funded' positions here. Interested candidates, who wish to work with me, should get in touch with me directly before 1st May 2016.
Community Activities - Active in the HCI community since 2009. - Program committee member for CHI '16-'14, MobileHCI '12, OzCHI '14 & EuroITV '13. - Reviewer for CHI ('16-'10), UbiComp'15, British HCI '15, TVX '15, UIST ('15-'12), MobileHCI ('14,'13), SUI '13, ITS ('15,'14,'12-'10), GI ('12, '11), INTERACT'11 & ICEC'11.
School of Computing and Communications
LANCASTER LA1 4WA
11-Mar-2016 : Fiddling with the CHI 2016 paper track data to see some trends. See for yourself: CHI2016.
16-Jan-2016 : Cubimorph accepted to ICRA'16.
06-Feb-2015 : Fiddling with the CHI paper track data to see some trends. See for yourself: CHI2015.
19-Jan-2015 : SPATA wins 'Best Paper Award' at TEI '15.
13-Jan-2015 : 2 papers (EMERGE and Data Physicalization) accepted to CHI '15.
20-Oct-2014 : SPATA makes it into TEI '15 with some pretty rave reviews.
12-Aug-2014 : Combining glass paper to appear in UIST '14. I won't be there though...
24-Jun-2014 : Portallax accepted to MobileHCI '14.
06-Apr-2014 : Just released a tiny Firefox addon for academic search Search++.
11-Dec-2013 : Looks like an early Christmas. Bubble paper conditionally accepted to CHI 2014.
1-Oct-2013 : Hello Lancaster!
26-Sep-2013 : The final step is over. University confers the PhD degree.
20-Sep-2013 : Moving to Lancaster U.! Time to test my teaching-fu as a lecturer.
12-Aug-2013 : Defence done! Going through the "Lame Doc" phase.
17-Jul-2013 : D-Day! 12th August 2013. Here we go!
19-Jun-2013 : Submitted! Onto defense! And it is happening soon.
07-Jun-2013 : Keep Calm and Carry On. The thesis is almost there. The 'intent to submit' has been dispatched!
18-Mar-2013 : Two! papers accepted to Interact 2013. Links and details coming soon.
18-Dec-2012 : Presenting a talk at GIST, Univ. of Glasgow about my work