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Ikramasghar

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Qualifications

PhD Computing (BU, United Kingdom)
Thesis Title: Impact of Assistive Technologies to Support People with Dementia

MS Software Engineering (IIUI, Pakistan)
Thesis Title: Empirical Study on Software Engineers Motivational and De-Motivational Factors

BS Computer Science (GCUF, Pakistan)
Project Title: Automated Speech Recognition Engine for the Microsoft Windows

About

Ikram Asghar got his PhD from Bournemouth University and has a passion for improving human-technology interaction through user-centered approaches. During his PhD, he investigated the “Impact of Assistive Technologies in Supporting People with Dementia”. He has published many journal and conference papers in the relevant fields. Previously he has worked as a lecturer and system engineer. He has experience of working with care homes and hospitals, arranging technology exhibitions and writing research funding proposals.
Ikram has won many awards throughout his career including ‘Academic Excellence Award’, ‘Most Creative Award’ at Bournemouth University and ‘Brave Award’ at Motorola Solutions.

Experience

System Engineer: Motorola Solutions
RF Optimization Engineer: Nokia Siemens Networks
Lecturer: International Islamic University Islamabad, Buraq Institute of Science and Technology

Publications

Asghar, I., Cang, S. & Yu, H. 2019. An empirical study on assistive technology supported travel and tourism for the people with dementia. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-12.

Asghar, I., Egaji, O, A. Dando, L., Griffiths, M., Jenkins, P., (2019). A Virtual Reality Based Gas Assessment Application for Training Gas Engineers In The 9th International Conference on Information Communication and Management (ICICM 2019), Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.

Egaji, O, A. Asghar, I., Warren, W., Griffiths, M., Evans, S., (2019). An Augmented Reality Application for Personalised Diamond Shopping In The 25th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’19), Lancaster, United Kingdom, 2019.

Egaji, O, A. Asghar, I., Warren, W., Griffiths, M. (2019). Digital Speech Therapy for the Aphasia Patients: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions In The 9th International Conference on Information Communication and Management (ICICM 2019), Prague, Czech Republic, 2019.

Asghar, I., Egaji, O, A., Griffiths, M., & Hinton, D. (2018). Moe the Monkey: A Fun Way to Educate Children In International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies, 2018.

Dandu, L., Asghar, I., Egaji, O, A., Griffiths, M., & Gilchrist, E. (2018). Motion Rail: A Virtual Reality Level Crossing Training Application In 32nd Human Computer Interaction Conference, 2018.

Asghar, I., Cang, S., & Yu, H. (2017). Usability Evaluation of Assistive Technologies through Qualitative Research Focusing on People with Mild Dementia. Computers in Human Behavior.

Asghar, I., Cang, S., & Yu, H. (2017). Assistive technology for people with dementia: an overview and bibliometric study. Health Information & Libraries Journal.

Asghar, I., Cang, S., & Yu, H. (2018). Impact evaluation of assistive technology support for the people with dementia. Assistive Technology, 1-13.

Asghar, I., Cang, S., & Yu, H. (2017, September). Empirical Analysis of Assistive Technology Support to the People with Dementia. In 22nd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC’17).

Asghar, I., Cang, S., & Yu, H. (2016, December). Software based assistive technologies for people with dementia: Current achievements and future trends. In Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications (SKIMA), 2016 10th International Conference on (pp. 162-168). IEEE.

Khan, H. U., Asghar, I., Ghayyur, S. A., & Raza, M. (2015). An Empirical Study of Software Requirements Verification and Validation Techniques along their Mitigation Strategies. Asian Journal of Computer and Information Systems (ISSN: 2321–5658), 3(03).

Raza, M. M., Minhas, N. M., Khan, H. U., & Asghar, I. (2015). Impact of Stress on Software Engineers Knowledge Sharing and Creativity [A Pakistani Perspective].

Asghar, I., Cang, S., & Yu, H. (2015, December). A systematic mapping study on assistive technologies for people with dementia. In Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications (SKIMA), 2015 9th International Conference on (pp. 1-8). IEEE.

Asghar, I., & Usman, M. (2013, December). Motivational and De-motivational Factors for Software Engineers: An Empirical Investigation. In Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), 2013 11th International Conference on (pp. 66-71). IEEE.

Memberships

IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society
ACM, Association for Computing Machinery
Institute of Directors
Dementia Friends by Alzheimer’s Society UK

Research

Human Computer Interaction, Technology Usability Testing, User Centered Design, Assistive Technology Support for Disabled People

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