Moushumi Sharmin, PhD

Associate Professor ·

Research Interests:

Mobile Health (mHealth), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Interactive Visualization, Autism, Affective Computing 

Recent Publications:

Journal and Conference Publications

  • Ahmed, S., Hossain, MF, Price, K., Pranger, C., Hossain, MM., Sharmin, M. A Tale of the Social-Side of ASD, IEEE  Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 644-652, 2019.
  • Hossain, M. M., Sharmin, M. and Ahmed, S. Bangladesh Emergency Services: A Mobile Application to Provide 911-Like Service in Bangladesh,  ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (ACM COMPASS), 2018.​
  • Sharmin, M., Hossain, M.M., Saha, A., Das, M., Maxwell, M. and Ahmed, S., 2018, April. From Research to Practice: Informing the Design of Autism Support Smart Technology. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. 102). ACM.​
  • Polack, P. J., Chen, S-T., Kahng, M., Barbaro, K. D., Basole, R., Sharmin, M. and Chau, D. H. Chronodes: Interactive Multi-focus Exploration of Event Sequences, ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TIIS), 2018.​
  • Sharmin, M.,  Weber, T., Sarker, H., Saleheen, N., Kumar, S., Ahmed, S., and al'Absi, M. Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Participant-Centric Smoking Cessation System, IEEE COMPSAC, 2017.
  • Hossain, M. M., Sharmin, M. and Ahmed, S. Understanding the Feasibility of a Location-Aware Mobile-Based 911-like Emergency Service in Bangladesh, IEEE COMPSAC, 2017.​
  • Sarker, H., Tyburski, M., Rahman, M. M., Hovsepian, K., Sharmin, M. et al. Finding Signicant Stress Episodes in a Discontinuous Time Series of Rapidly Varying Mobile Sensor Data, ACM CHI, 4489-4501, 2016.
  • Sharmin, M., Raij, A., Epstien, D., Nahum-Shani, I., Beck, G., Vadhuri, S., Preston, K., and Kumar, S. Visualization of Time-Series Sensor Data to Inform the Design of Just-In-Time Adaptive Stress Interventions,ACM Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2015).​
  • Ahmed, S. and Sharmin, M. Why do mobile phone-based smoking cessation interventions struggle and how can we make them more effective?, ACM iConference, 2015.
  • Kumar, S., Abowd, G., Abraham, W., al’Absi, M., Beck, J.G., Chau, D.H., Condie, T., Conroy, D.E., Ertin, E., Estrin, D., Ganesan, D., Lam, C., Marlin, B., Marsh, C.B., Murphy, S.A., Nahum-Shani, I., Patrick, K., Rehg, J.,Sharmin, M., Shetty, V., Sim, I., Spring, B., Srivastava, M., Wetter, D. (2015). Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge (MD2K), Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.


  • McCulloch, S., Hoefel, B., Gildner, J., Ahmed, S. and Sharmin, M. Towards Understanding the Life of Neurodiverse College Students Through Visualization, IEEE VIS, 2019.
  • Sweeney, F., Weber, T. and Sharmin, M. Predicting Smoking Urges from Biometric Markers, Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) 2019. (Selected to participate in the ACM Student Research Competition). 

  • Fox, E. R., Baden, S. and Sharmin, M. Connections: A Systematic Analysis on People with ASD and How to Improve Their Isolation with Technologies, Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) 2019.

  • Puchko, A., Henning, M., Jang, C., and Sharmin, M. LapseAnalyzer: A Web-based Visual Analytics Tool for Aiding Smoking Cessation, Grace Hopper Conference (GHC), 2018. (Selected as a participant in the ACM Student Research Competition (ACM SRC)).
  • Johnson, C., Ahmed, S., and Sharmin, M. Connection: An Autism-Friendly Inclusive Dating App, Grace Hopper Conference (GHC), 2018. 
  • Weber, T., Ahmed, S., and Sharmin, M. Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Participant-Centric Smoking Cessation Systems, Grace Hopper Conference (GHC), 2017. Runner Up in ACM Student Research Competition (ACM SRC) and Recipient of Outstanding Undergraduate Poster, Western Scholars Week, 2017.
  • Hossain, MM., Bowen, S., Mooneyham, J., Sharmin, M., and Ahmed, S. NAAP: A Prevention Strategy Using Mobile App and Wearable Devices, Grace Hopper Conference (GHC), 2017. (Selected as a participant in the ACM Student Research Competition (ACM SRC))
  • Fang, D., Hohman, F., Polack, P., Sarker, H., Kahng, M., Sharmin, M., al'Absi, M., Chau, D H. mHealth Visual Discovery Dashboard, ACM UbiComp 2017, 237-240.  
  • Ahmed, N., Ahmed, S., and Sharmin, M. Appropriation and Influence of Facebook in Young Adults in Bangladesh, Grace Hopper Conference (GHC), 2017
  • Polack, P. J., Chen, S-T., Kahng, M., Sharmin, M., and Chau, D. H. TimeStitch: Interactive Multi-focus Cohort Discovery and Comparison, IEEE VIS, 2015.