Headshot Ishita Haque

Ishita Haque

Masters' Student
Computer Science

I am a Master’s student at the Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia. I completed my BSc in Computer Science and Engineering from BUET. I have a combination of industry and research experiences. I worked as a Software Engineer in D Money Bangladesh, a renowned fintech company in Bangladesh. I gained hands-on experience in UX design in the industry and worked on several research projects directed toward the marginalized communities in Bangladesh. I also worked as a research assistant in the Institute for Advanced Research at UIU. I explored users’ preference for types of abuse detection systems for emailing platforms in the context of Bangladesh, which was awarded the Best Paper Award in NsysS 2021. I developed a deep learning-based automated abuse detection system, “Citadel” for emails and evaluated it through in-person demonstrations, field study, and a video demonstration. I explored the human factors in willingness to donate to small-scale non-profit organizations in Bangladesh. A poster on this work has been accepted to CSCW 2022. I have led multiple teams, including 3-5 undergraduates.

In my free time, I enjoy watching movies and series, exploring new places, and relaxing over coffee or hot chocolate.

Research Interests

My research objectives are to explore design interventions to explore online interactions, design novel interaction techniques to incorporate inclusive and accessible design principles, and evaluate them through HCI methodologies. I want to explore how social media platforms can be designed for everyone, irrespective of age and ability. People with disabilities and older adults face several problems while interacting with technology. My research goal is to identify the issues these users face while interacting online, design novel tools to mitigate those concerns, and ensure the universal usability of such systems.