Suleman Shahid is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) and Director, LUMS Learning Institute. At LUMS, he also directs the Computer-Human Interaction and Social Experience Lab (CHISEL), manages the university’s Usability Lab, is the Faculty Lead for the Facebook Innovation Lab at LUMS, which is Facebook’s first Innovation Lab in Pakistan and the foundation council member of the National Incubation Center (NIC), Lahore. Suleman is also a Design Consultant at Cordoba, a design and innovation consultancy based in Lahore, Pakistan.
His research focuses at the intersection of design, technology and wellbeing with applications to (1) assistive technologies (mobile apps and VR/AR systems) to enhance the quality of life of persons with disabilities (e.g. autism, dyslexia, visual impairment, dementia), and persons with mental health conditions (e.g. anxiety, depression), (2) learning technologies for children and (3) information and communication technologies for development’ (ICT4D) in the areas of education, and health for the next billion users in the emerging markets.
Suleman received his PhD in human-computer interaction in 2011 from Tilburg University, the Netherlands and PDEng (Professional Doctorate in Engineering) in 2007 in User-System Interaction program from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Prior to joining LUMS, he was working as an assistant professor in human-computer interaction (HCI) at Tilburg University. He has been associated as a researcher with Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC), Tilburg, the Netherlands and as a visiting assistant professor with the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. He also worked for PHILIPS Research (High Tech Campus), the Netherlands and Fraunhofer FIT, Germany.