Rubaiat’s research interest lies in the intersection of HCI (AR/VR, gestures, and sketching) & Graphics for creative thinking, design, art, and storytelling. His research in animation & dynamic drawings are turned into new products that reach to global audience (including Sketchbook Motion that was crowned as the Best iPad app of 2016 by Apple). As an attempt to communicate scientific ideas with storytelling and art, he has written his PhD thesis in the form of comics.
Prior to Adobe, he worked at Autodesk Research, Microsoft Research, and Japan Science & Technology Agency. He completed his PhD from National University of Singapore (2014) and BSc from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Tech (2007). Rubaiat received several awards for his work including two ACM CHI Best Paper Nominations, ACM CHI and ACM UIST Peoples’ choice best talk awards, ACM CHI Golden Mouse awards for best research videos, and Microsoft Research Asia PhD fellowship.
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