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
Interested students can approach me with their proposals. Currently accepting self-funded students only.

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.



Postal Address:
B25, InfoLab21
School of Computing and Communications
Lancaster University
South Drive
United Kingdom

Latest news:

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.

02-May-2014 : SensaBubble enjoys some media spotlight. Selected links: Discovery News, Mashable, Phys.org, Gizmag & BBC.

06-Apr-2014 : Just released a tiny Firefox addon for academic search Search++.

17-Feb-2014 : SensaBubble wins Best Paper Honorable Mention at CHI 2014. That makes it two Honorable mentions so far.

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!

6-May-2013 : Morphees garners a lot of press coverage. Selected links: Discovery News, Verge, Wired UK & SlashGear.

22-Mar-2013 : SDM-Assist published in BMC BioInformatics Journal (IF=2.75). Links: Paper & software.

18-Mar-2013 : Two! papers accepted to Interact 2013. Links and details coming soon.

24-Jan-2013 : Morphees project page is live! #Morphees@BIG and #Morphees

18-Dec-2012 : Presenting a talk at GIST, Univ. of Glasgow about my work

10-Dec-2012 : Morphees accepted for CHI 2013

07-Nov-2012 : PiVOT wins a slot in the Innovation Showcase at Bristol VentureFest'12.

23-Oct-2012 : Presenting a talk at DGP Univ. of Toronto about PiVOT, MUSTARD and VORTEX

11-Oct-2012 : 'PiVOT' features in GizMag

09-Oct-2012 : Paper on 'PiVOT' will be presented at UIST 2012

15-Jun-2012 : Paper on 'PiVOT' conditionally accepted for UIST 2012

12-Jun-2012 : Short paper on 'Multitouch Classroom' to be presented at IDC 2012

10-May-2012 : Paper on 'MUSTARD' presented at CHI 2012

08-May-2012 : 'MUSTARD' demoed during Interactivity Session at CHI 2012

Last updated: May 17 2016