Maryam Mustafa

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science

Lahore University of Management Sciences


maryam_mustafa [at] lums [dot] edu [dot] pk


I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and the director of the Interactive Media Lab at LUMS. I have a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany and am a Fulbright scholar with a Masters from Cornell University, NY.

My research interests are in human-computer interaction (HCI), mixed realities and Human Computer Interaction for Development. My focus is on designing, building, and evaluating novel interactive systems with underserved populations in the Global South with a specific focus on the gendered design of technologies. Broadly, I am interested in understanding the social, technical, and access constraints of diverse populations and creating new technologies to address their unique contexts, constraints and aspirations. Much of my recent work has focused on maternal and mental health and well-being, financial inclusion, digital literacy and embodied conversational agents.


Recent News

  • I have multiple openings in my lab for Research Assistant and Associate positions. If you're interested please drop me an email!

  • Our paper on Religion and Women’s Intimate Health: Towards an Inclusive Approach to Healthcare has been accepted at CHI 2021!

  • Our paper on Designing Digital Safe Spaces For Peer Support and Connectivity in Patriarchal Contexts has been accepted to CSCW 2020!

  • Gave a talk at Google about my work on the Gendered Design of Technologies in patriarchal contexts.

  • We recently organised the first ever Islamic HCI workshop virtually!

  • Our paper on Patriarchy and Social Media: Women Only Facebook Groups as Safe Spaces for Support Seeking in Pakistan has been accepted to ICTD 2020.

  • Our paper on Patriarchy, Maternal Health and Spiritual Healing: Designing Maternal Health Interventions in Pakistan has been accepted to CHI 2020!