Syed Masum Billah

Ph.D Candidate
Stony Brook University - Department of Computer Science

About Me

I’m a PhD candidate at Computer Science Department, Stony Brook University, co-advised by Prof. IV Ramakrishnan and Prof. Donald Porter. I’m also a Catacosinos Fellow for Excellence in Computer Science. Broadly, I build technology for people with vision impairments to bridge gaps between users’ experience in visual and non-visual interactions.


My research interests encompass the following areas:

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Assistive Augmentation
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Systems

Education

Contact

sbillah@cs.stonybrook.edu

Publications

  1. Syed Masum Billah, Vikas Ashok, Donald E. Porter, and I.V. Ramakrishnan. 2018. SteeringWheel: A Locality-Preserving Magnification Interface for Low Vision Web Browsing. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18) [pdf] [link].
  2. Syed Masum Billah, Vikas Ashok, and I.V. Ramakrishnan. 2018. Write-it-Yourself with the Aid of Smartwatches: A Wizard-of-Oz Experiment with Blind People. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI '18) [pdf] [link].
  3. Syed Masum Billah, Vikas Ashok, Donald E. Porter, and I.V. Ramakrishnan. 2017. Ubiquitous Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments: Are We There Yet? In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17) [pdf] [link].
  4. Syed Masum Billah, Vikas Ashok, Donald E. Porter, and IV Ramakrishnan. 2017. Speed-Dial: A Surrogate Mouse for Non-Visual Web Browsing. In Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '17) [pdf] [link].
  5. Syed Masum Billah, Donald E. Porter, and I. V. Ramakrishnan. 2016. Sinter: low-bandwidth remote access for the visually-impaired. In Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Computer Systems (EuroSys '16). ACM, Article 27, 16 pages [pdf] [link].
  6. I.V. Ramakrishnan, Vikas Ashok, and Syed Masum Billah. 2017. Non-visual Web Browsing: Beyond Web Accessibility. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference, UAHCI 2017, Held as Part of HCI International 2017 (HCII '17). Springer, Vancouver, BC, Canada [pdf] [link].

Other Publications

  1. Syed Masum Billah, and Susan Gauch. 2015. Social network analysis for predicting emerging researchers. In Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (KDIR'15), IEEE, Lisbon, Portugal (best paper nominee)[pdf] [link].
  2. Surya Dhairya Kashireddy, Susan Gauch, and Syed Masum Billah. 2013. Automatic Class Labeling for CiteSeerX. In Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies - Volume 01 (WI-IAT '13), Vol. 1. [pdf] [link].

Poster

  1. Syed Masum Billah, Vikas Ashok, Donald E. Porter, and IV Ramakrishnan. 2016. A Platform Agnostic Remote Desktop System for Screen Reading. In Proceedings of the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '16) [pdf] [link].

Teaching Assistant (TA)

Spring 2014 (Graduate)
Machine Learning (CSE 512).
Office: CS 2110
Office Hour: Tu 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Fall 2013 (Undergraduate)
Principles of Database Systems (CSE 305).
Office: CS 2110
Office Hour: TuTh 3:00 - 4:00 pm