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Dr Abe Karnik

Senior Lecturer

Abe Karnik




Tel: +44 1524 510023

Research overview

I am currently interested in different aspects of display technology with specific focus on multi-view, organic and novel display approaches driven from an HCI perspective. My research interest is primarily hardware-centric and focuses on prototyping systems within the field of HCI. I am also interested in applying HCI to improve the use of digital technology in existing scientific research fields through cross-disciplinary projects.

PhD supervision

I am interested in deformable displays, organic disjointed display elements, tangible interacatibles, novel stereoscopic approaches for single and multiple users. I have interests in brain-computer interfaces, haptics and bio-sensing. Feel free to discuss your ideas with me if they align to any of my research interests.

Web Links

The most definitive version of my activities can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/karnik/


Abe is a Lecturer in HCI at SCC with active involvement in the International Teaching Partnerships of Lancaster University at LU Ghana, Sunway in Malaysia and BJTU in China. Teaching duties include roles as Module convener for both UG and PG modules as well as co-teaching on UG modules, supervision of TYPs and MSci dissertations.

Current PhD supervision includes two students. Recent funding activities involve MRC-P2D (MobiESense) and EPSRC-IAA (Volumetrics). The most definitive version of Abe's research activities can be found at: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/karnik/

Career Details

Academic Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Computer Science (University of Bristol, UK)

B.E. in Instrumentation and Control Engg. (Nirma Inst. of Technology, Gujarat University, India)

PG Cert. in Academic Practice (Lancaster University, UK)


Lecturer, SCC, Lancaster University, 2013-present.

Asst. Systems Engg., Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, 2004-2009.

HCI Community Activities:
Program committee member for CHI '14-17', MobileHCI '12 & EuroITV '13.
Reviewer for CHI ('10 to '18), UIST ('14-'12), MobileHCI ('14, '13), SUI '13, ITS ('12, '11, '10), GI ('12, '11), INTERACT'11 & ICEC'11.

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