AIUB Community of Engineering Students (ACES) organized a webinar titled “Human Computer Interaction & its Application” on 27th of August, 2020 (Thursday). The program started at 7:30 PM with the participation of about 58 students using the online platform Google Meet. 

Prof. Dr. A.B.M. Siddique Hossain (Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB) inaugurated the webinar by acknowledging the importance of Information and Communication Technology in helping to cope up with the situation due to the pandemic COVID-19. He mentioned that the virtual classes and webinars are fine examples of Human Computer Interactions and also said that HCI implies a possible future of Human Brain Activity Interfaces interconnecting with Computers. Followed by, our honorable speaker Ms. Ambreen Zaman (Senior Lecturer, Computer Science and Engineering Department, Stamford University, Bangladesh) began her speech where she explained HCI and Embodied Interactions with the possible future technologies of touchless modalities of controller free exploration of medical-image data, voice control, proposed prototypes of foot-based interactions in medical surgeries. She continued by highlighting the Virtual Reality Environment of Operation Theatres (OT) where there is minimal patient and doctor hazard with harmless experiment system for complex environments. She concluded her speech by acknowledging the immerging possibilities the HCI implies for the future generation of Medical Surgeries where the Surgeons will experience comfortable, precise, independent and Sterile Interaction Techniques. The webinar came to its end with a short question answer session where the participants presented their queries.

Lastly, Dr. Khandaker Tabin Hasan (Associate Professor, Head [Graduate Program, CS & Dept. of MIS], AIUB) conveyed his closing speech where he distinctively stated the effectiveness and importance of Human Computer Interaction by giving examples of the first inventions of mouse, keyboard, the sketchpad of 1963, their principle of operations and improved performance over time. He put end to his speech by illustrating Mark Weiser’s vision on how people will be unaware about the vast processing, memory, internet speed that their computers will have rather they will wonder about the interaction with their computers, which is the primary basis of Human Computer Interaction. The webinar was graced with the presence of Mr. Abir Ahmed (Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Motivator, ACES). Finally, the conclusion of the webinar was commenced by a group picture with all the participants.

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