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Azin Semsar


“My favorite thing about UMBC is the willing and eager students, staff, and faculty interested in progress.”



Hometown: Isfahan, Iran

Degree Program: Human-Centered Computing (Ph.D.)

Expected Year of Graduation: 2021

Faculty Advisor: Andrea Kleinsmith

Thesis/research topic: Investigating cognitive load and stress in group interactions

Previous Study:
2013, M.Sc., in Information Technology, Sharif University of Technology

Why did you decide to attend UMBC?
I decided to attend UMBC because it was offering Human-Centered Computing PhD which was my research interest. Different sub-fields of Human-Computer interaction such as Affective-Computing, Virtual Reality, and Computer Supported Cooperative Works covered by high-prestige faculty members was my other motive to apply to this school

What are some of the benefits of being part of the graduate community at UMBC?
Graduate Students Association resources and inter-departments research opportunities are a couple of main benefits to me.

What is your favorite thing about UMBC?
My favorite thing about UMBC is the willing and eager of students, staff, and faculties for progress. I can see and feel success ambition in the atmosphere.

What are your plans after graduation from UMBC?
I am gonna do my best to get a research position either in academia or in industry.

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