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 and the Gender and Technology Cluster 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, privacy and affective computing.

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 "Ask this from the person who has private stuff": Privacy Perceptions, Behaviours and Beliefs Beyond W.E.I.R.D has been accepted at CHI 2022.

  • Our paper on Moderation as Empowerment: Creating and Managing Women-Only Digital Safe Spaces has been accepted at CSCW 2021.

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