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Anika Sayara

Masters' Student
Computer Science

Anika Sayara started her Master's program in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in September 2020. Prior to joining the Master's program, she worked as a faculty member at AUST for about 3 years. During her undergraduate program, she joined the Microsoft Student Partner Program and later did a six month internship at Microsoft Bangladesh. It is during this time that she developed an interest in the field of HCI. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading books and travelling to new places.

Research Interests

My research interest falls broadly under the field of Human-Computer Interaction. More specifically, I am interested in developing human-centric user interfaces/solutions that can be easily accessible and understandable not just by able, young people but also by the elderly and people with vision, motor, or hearing impairment. I want to research ways of enabling users with disabilities to perceive, understand, and interact with tools, services, and products without barriers. Moreover, I intend to explore the endless possibilities of VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) in people’s lives.