"I have always enjoyed creative problem solving and with my research at SFU, I studied the technology support for such tasks and at the end envisioned new interfaces and tools support for these creative problem solving tasks."

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Student Profile: Naghmi Shireen

School of Interactive Arts + Technology PhD Graduate in the Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology

June 08, 2020
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I am a recent PhD graduate from Simon Fraser University.  I like to think I am a dreamer! To me every life has a purpose. I am also a believer, I believe in education and educational empowerment. I am a mom of two little girls (6 and 2.5)--both born during my PhD studies.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?

Initially I chose SFU for its inclusivity, diversity and innovation at technology. With time though I have realized the most compelling thing about SFU is its innovation in community engagement.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.

With a background in Architecture, my research revolves around interfaces and tools enabling designers for creative problem solving.

WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?

The best part about my research that I treasure the most is its intersection of arts and technology. I have always enjoyed creative problem solving and with my research at SFU, I studied the technology support for such tasks and at the end envisioned new interfaces and tools support for these creative problem solving tasks.

HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?

Through out my PhD studies, I have been lucky to receive many departmental graduate fellowships.

Contact Naghmi: nshireen@sfu.ca