May 4, 2020
In the wake of COVID-19, academic research is one area where researchers are facing new challenges. For the time being, some research disciplines have been suspended because labs, equipment and physical resources are not accessible. Gathering data has become difficult because of research subjects being unavailable. On the other hand, funding agencies are reweighing their priorities and putting many researches on hold. This brings the research community to rethink their method of work and realign it according to the new context. How ready is the academia for such a change? What needs to be modified?
We invite you to join us for the tenth session of LUMS Live with our distinguished panelists; Dr. Eduardo Sandoval - Scientia Fellow and Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of New South Wales, Australia, Dr. Omar Mubin - Senior Lecturer, School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences, Western Sydney University, Australia, Dr. Sabieh Anwar - Dean, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, LUMS, and Dr. Maryam Mustafa - Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Science and Engineering, LUMS. Tune in to listen to the panel discuss the different facets of conducting academic research in the current scenario.
Date: Monday, May 4, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm
Moderated by Mr. Adeel Hashmi, the session will be broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page. During the session, please use the live stream's comments bar to ask questions or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the session, kindly share your feedback and suggest topics/guests for future discussions here.
Join us for this exciting conversation!
Profiles of Panelists
Dr. Eduardo Sandoval - Scientia Fellow and Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Dr. Eduardo Sandoval is associated with the Creative Robotics Lab, Design Next Lab, Disability Innovation Institute, and Ageing Futures Institute at UNSW. His research is in Social Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction with a focus in Robot Design and Perception of Robots. Beyond traditional robotics, there is a growing interest in the idea of designing machines that are capable of meaningful social interactions with humans. Under this approach, Dr. Sandoval incorporates insights from behavioural economics and social psychology in order to explore different aspects of social robotics. He investigates Human-Robot Interaction from a multidisciplinary approach using quantitative and qualitative methods. Dr. Eduardo previously worked at CITEC (Interactive Technology, Centre of Excellence) at Bielefeld University (Germany), and is former CEO of Hoiho Robotics. He holds a PhD in Human Interface Technology from the HIT Lab NZ at University of Canterbury, New Zealand, a Masters in Design (Ergonomics) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Bionics) from the National Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Omar Mubin - Senior Lecturer, School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences, Western Sydney University, Australia
Dr. Omar Mubin works at Western Sydney University, Australia. Dr Mubin's primary research interests are human robot interaction, human-agent interaction and in general the intertwining of humans and technology across a range of contexts and scenarios. He completed his PhD in Human robot interaction from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands in 2011.
Dr. Sabieh Anwar – Dean, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, LUMS
Dr. Sabieh Anwar is a Rhodes Scholar who earned his PhD from Oxford University and went on to complete his post-doc in Chemistry and Materials Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He helped establish the Physics Department at LUMS and founded the School’s experimental facilities and curriculum. As Associate Professor and Chair of the Physics Department, he raised significant research funding, published extensively and played a significant role to introduce innovative learning tools that encourage homegrown physics experiments.
Dr. Maryam Mustafa - Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Science and Engineering, LUMS
Dr. Maryam Mustafa has a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Braunschweig. Her
work is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on areas like cognition, perception and anthropology to inform the design of digital technologies for the developing context. More recently, Dr. Mustafa’s work has focused on the gendered design of technologies to promote equitable access for women in Pakistan. Her work has appeared in premier HCI conferences including the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and ACM Interactions. Her work has been funded by the Gates Foundation and the United States National Science Foundation.