Narges Pourjafarian

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at Saarland University, supervised by Prof. Jürgen Steimle. My research focus is on human-computer interaction (HCI) with interests in personal fabrication, embedded systems, and customized sensors. As part of my doctoral research, I have presented novel digital design and fabrication approaches for customized interactive interfaces.

Previously, I received two master's degrees, the first in electrical engineering at Shiraz University and the second in computer science at Saarland University. During my first master's degree, I worked on the evaluation of a class of optimization algorithms.



Projects

Print-A-Sketch

A Handheld Printer for Physical Sketching of Circuits and Sensors on Everyday Surfaces

To Appear in Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2022)

BodyStylus

Freehand On-Body Design and Fabrication of Epidermal Interfaces

In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021)

Multi-Touch Kit

A DIY Technique for Capacitive Multi-Touch Sensing Using a Commodity Microcontroller

In Proceedings of Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2019)

Multi-Touch Skin

A Thin and Flexible Multi-Touch Sensor for On-Skin Input

In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018)

Sketching On-Body

Sketching On-Body Interactions using Piezo-Resistive Kinesiology Tape

In Proceedings of the AHs International Conference on Augmented Humans (AHs 2020)


Publications

Book

Optimization Based on Meta-Heuristic Algorithms
Narges Pourjafarian, Ali Akbar Safavi, and Ali Safavi.

Pajoheshgaran Nashr Daneshgahi Publications, Iran (September 2014) (In Persian)

Journal Articles

Manifesto for Digital Social Touch in Crisis
Carey Jewitt, Sara Price, Jürgen Steimle, Gijs Huisman, Lili Golmohammadi, Narges Pourjafarian, William Frier, Thomas Howard, Sima Ipak-chian Askar, Michela Ornati, Sabrina Panëels, and Judith Weda.

Frontiers in Computer Science, 2021

A New RSTB Invariant Image Template Matching Based on Log-Spectrum and Modified ICA
Mehran Yazdi, Narges Pourjafarian, Mehrnaz Fani, and Elahe Taherian Fard.

Journal of Advances in Computer Engineering and Technology, 2015

An Efficient Hybrid Algorithm Based on Modified Imperialist Competitive Algorithm and K-means for Data Clustering
Taher Niknam, Elahe Taherian Fard, Narges Pourjafarian, and Alireza Rousta.

Engineering Applica-tions of Artificial Intelligence, 2011

Drought Forecasting Using Artificial Neural Networks, Case Study: Shiraz Station
Maryam Khosravi, Mahmood Nasiri, Ali Akbar Safavi, and Narges Pourjafarian.

Journal of Arid Regions Geographic Studies, 2011 (In Persian)

Conference Articles

BodyStylus: Freehand On-Body Design and Fabrication of Epidermal Interfaces
Narges Pourjafarian, Marion Koelle, Bruno Fruchard, Sahar Mavali, Konstantin Klamka, Paul Strohmeier, and Jürgen Steimle.

In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021)

Polymerized Tape
Narges Pourjafarian and Paul Strohmeier.

In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded,and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2021)

Sketching On-Body Interactions using Piezo-Resistive Kinesiology Tape
Paul Strohmeier, Narges Pourjafarian, Marion Koelle, Cedric Honnet, Bruno Fruchard, and Jürgen Steimle.

In Proceedings of the AHs International Conference on Augmented Humans (AHs 2020)

Multi-Touch Kit: A DIY Technique for Capacitive Multi-Touch Sensing Using a Commodity Microcontroller
Narges Pourjafarian, Anusha Withana, Joseph A Paradiso, and Jürgen Steimle.

In Proceedings of Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2019)

Multi-Touch Skin: A Thin and Flexible Multi-Touch Sensor for On-Skin Input
Aditya Shekhar Nittala, Anusha Withana, Narges Pourjafarian, and Jürgen Steimle.

In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018)

Application of Wave-net Based Modified Imperialist Competitive Algorithm in TRMS System Modeling
Reyhane Mokhtarname, Narges Pourjafarian, Akbar Rahideh, and Ali Akbar Safavi.

In Proceedings of 22nd Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE 2014)

Log-spectrum based RSTB invariant template matching with modified ICA
Mehrnaz Fani, Narges Pourjafarian, Elahe Taherian Fard, and Mehran Yazd.

In Proceedings of 5th International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST 2010)

Application of imperialist competitive algorithm in e-commerce negotiation
Narges Pourjafarian and Ali Akbar Safavi.

In Proceedings of 5th International Conference on E-commerce in Developing Countries with Focus on Export (ECDC 2010)