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Hello everyone, I am Rohit Ashok Khot, Deputy Director of the Exertion Games Lab; and Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Australia. I lead the node on 'Data and new materialities' within the Design and Creative Practice Enabling Capacity Platforms (ECP), where I am exploring the implication of food printing and molecular sensing towards personalised nutrition and improving food literacy.
I am an interaction designer with expertise in the area of personal informatics, ubiquitous computing and playful design. I utilise digital fabrication technologies like 3D printing and food printing to offer new design thinking towards building quantified-self systems.
In my PhD research, I orchestrated strategies for turning physical activity data into physical representations such as plastic artifacts, sports drinks, and chocolate treats – which are personalized based on an individual’s efforts. As such, these systems enable embodiment of invisible bodily data (e.g., heart rate) in a physical and edible form that can be seen as well as touched, smelled, tasted, carried and cherished. This work was done with the vision that in 5-10 years time, 3D printers and food printers will become household appliances. At the moment, little is known on how and for what purposes people would make use of these exciting new technologies. By contextualizing their use in the domain of quantified-self technologies, my research opens up an exciting new design space to embrace the rich qualities of living an active lifestyle.
I have published extensively in reputed tier-1 conferences and has won numerous accolades, including IBM PhD fellowship and best paper awards. Besides, my work has appeared on important press and digital media channels, including a cover story on Mashable Australia, Herald Sun, Sydney Morning Herald, PSFK, SpringWise and over 50 other blogs. Rohit has also been interviewed on ABC News 24, Channel 9 News and 10 Australian radio channels about my work on 3D printed chocolate. Besides, Videos of his works on YouTube have crossed over 3000 views whereas his research presentations slides on SlideShare have received over 5000 hits. I also serve on program committees for Tier-1 conferences like DIS and TEI and he has collaborated with experts from different disciplines on 15 co-authored research publications, 5 workshops, 2 symposiums and 4 special interest group meetings at international venues.
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35 peer-reviewed publications in Tier-A ACM conferences in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), including a best paper and an honorable mention award (Current citations: 199, i-index: 8, h5-index: 8)
Public exhibitions of my works at eight international academic events.
Works featured on Mashable Australia, PSFK, SpringWise, 3DPrint.com among others
Media coverage on ABC news24, Channel 9 News and various australian radio channels.
Finalist for the Premier’s Design Awards 2015 and AAMIA awards 2016.
Finalist for student innovation contest at UIST 2013 and ACM student research competition at CHI 2013.
Capabilities and Research interests
Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Playful Interaction Design, Quantified self (Personal Informatics), Food printing,
Tangible and Embodied Interactions, Physical visualizations, 3D printing, Human Food Interactions (HFI), Research through Design, Sports and Spectator interfaces
A short video about my research:
CHI & others
Please find a list of my publications. Most of them are available on ACM digital library and are also indexed on Google Scholar. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you want to read any of my works.
(Top-tier venues in the field of Human Computer Interaction are ACM CHI and DIS)
Rohit Ashok Khot , Deepti Aggarwal, Ryan Pennings, Larissa Hjorth, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. 2017. EdiPulse: Investigating a Playful Approach to Self-monitoring through 3D Printed Chocolate Treats. To appear in Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'17).
Rohit Ashok Khot ,Josh Andres, Jennifer Lai, Juerg von Kaenel, and Florian Mueller 2016. Fantibles: Capturing
Cricket Fan's Story in 3D. In Proceedings of the 2016 conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS '16), ACM, 883-894. (Acceptance rate: 27%)..
Rohit Ashok Khot , Jeewon Lee, Deepti Aggarwal, Larissa Hjorth, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. TastyBeats: Designing Palatable Representations of Physical Activity . In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’15). ACM Press (2015), 2933-2942 (Acceptance rate: 23%, Citation count: 1) (Best paper Honorable mention award).
Rohit Ashok Khot, Larissa Hjorth, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. SweatAtoms: Materialising Physical Activity. In Proceedings of The 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death (IE '13), ACM Press (2013), Article 4 (Citation count: 3).
Marketa Dolejšová, Dennis Kera, Christonio Storni, Rohit Ashok Khot , Ivan Jon Clement, Puneet Kishor and Inka Pavelka, I. 2017. Digital Health and Self-experimentation. To Appear in Proc. CHI EA’17.
Florian Mueller, Joe Marshall, Rohit Ashok Khot , Stina Nylander, and Jakob Tholander. 2016. Jogging at CHI . In Proc. CHI EA’16, ACM, 1119-1122.
Rohit Ashok Khot, Ryan Pennings and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. EdiPulse: Turning Physical Activity Into Chocolates, In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '15), ACM Press (2015), 331-334.
Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, Joe Marshall, Rohit Ashok Khot, Stina Nylander, and Jakob Tholander. Understanding Sports-HCI by going jogging at CHI. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '15), ACM Press (2015), 869-872.
Rohit Ashok Khot, Jeewon Lee, Helmut Munz, Deepti Aggarwal, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. TastyBeats: Making Mocktails with Heartbeats. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14), ACM Press (2014), 467-470.
Alan Chatham, Ben AM Schouten, Cagdas Toprak, Florian Mueller, Menno Deen, Regina Bernhaupt, Rohit Ashok Khot, and Sebastiaan Pijnappel. Game Jam, In Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), ACM Press (2013), 3175-3178 (Citation count: 5).
Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, Rohit Ashok Khot, Alan Chatham, Sebastiaan Pijnappel, Chad Toprak, and Joe Marshall. HCI with Sports, In Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), ACM Press (2013), 3301-3306 (Citation count: 9).
Thesis title: Understanding Material Representations of Physical Activity Abstract: My PhD research complements the quantification-centric instrumental view of representing physical activity data in the form of numbers and graphs that appear on screen. I unite three strands of significant design areas namely, personal informatics, physical visualization and Human Food Interaction (HFI) to put forward a new perspective on understanding physical activity through material representations. I have designed and studied three exemplary systems that transform the physical activity data into 3D printed material, palatable and edible forms respectively. The contribution of the work is enveloped in a theoretical design framework that provides guidelines and themes for designers to explore new design possibilities afforded by material representations for supporting physical activity experience. Advisors: Prof. Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller, Prof. Larissa Hjorth
Master of Science by Research (Comp. Sci.) (2006-2010)
Thesis title: Human Computation with Perceptive Intelligence Abstract: My Master’s research contributes knowledge to the field of human computation by exploring the possibilities of utilizing human perceptual abilities towards solving the problems of user authentication and image annotation. I designed a graphical password scheme that offers memorability benefits. Additionally, I also proposed a design framework that supports semantic annotation of images. Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Kannan Srinathan
Vice Chancellor's Postdoctoral fellow
RMIT University, Australia (Jan 2017 - present)
Abstract: Leading the node on "Data and new Materialities" to identify playful ways of enriching our interactions and association with data. Mentor: Prof. Florian Mueller
RMIT University, Australia (July 2016 - Dec 2016)
Abstract: Proposed a playful approach to self-monitoring through 3D printed chocolates. Mentor: Prof. Florian Mueller
IBM Research Australia (Jan 2015 - Jul 2015)
Abstract: Proposed ‘sports souvenirs’ to enhance the spectator experience on social media during International sports events. Mentor: Dr. Jennifer C. Lai and Dr. Chris Butler
IIIT Delhi, India (Mar 2012- Apr 2012)
Abstract: Proposed a novel solution based on graphical passwords for shoulder- surfing problem associated with text passwords, which resulted into a full paper at OzCHI 2012. Mentor: Dr. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru
IIIT Hyderabad, India (Jul 2010- Sept 2011)
Abstract: Was technical lead in the SEVILLE project at IIIT Hyderabad, India. Designed a framework, DISCOVIR, for virtual lab development, which is being used by many virtual labs across India. Mentor: A/Prof. Venkatesh Choppella
Fruits of work
Honors & Awards
RMIT VC Postdoctoral Fellowship
Grant:SIGCHI sponsored Summer school on Playful Interactions
AAMIA Awards 2016
Premier Design Awards 2015
Best Paper Honorable mention award
Australian Computer Society foundational scholarship
IBM PhD fellowship
Higher Degree by Research Travel grant, RMIT University
Finalist, Student Innovation Contest
Finalist, Student Research Competition
Graduate research scholarship
Best paper award
Microsoft travel grant
National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) Fellowship
• Reviewer: ACM CHI 2017, ACM DIS 2016, ACM CHI Play 2016, ACM CHI Play 2014, ACM DIS 2014, ACM AH 2014, ACM CHI 2014, ACM CHI 2013, ACM CHI 2012, ACM UIST 2012, ACM DPPI 2013, ACM OZCHI 2012, IEEE S&P 2011, ACM CHI 2011, ACM CHI 2010, ACM IUI 2012.
Organiser for the first virtual AC subcommittee meeting for CHI 2016.
Co-organiser: Self-experimentation workshop at ACM CHI 2017, Game Jam workshop at ACM CHI 2013, SIG meeting at ACM CHI 2013, ACM CHI 2014, ACM CHI 2015, Designing Login Interfaces for Mobiles at IndiaHCI 2012, DOCTYPE HTML5 workshop 2011.
Student volunteer for CHI 2013 and National workshop on Usability design 2011.
News & Updates
- On India trip on holidays and for thesis writing.
- Organised the first virtual CHI AC subcommittee meeting for CHI 2016. - Special recognition for being the performer of the year of the Center of Games Research, RMIT University, Australia in terms of highest number of publications and media coverage. - Deepti presented her PhD work at OzCHI 2015.
- Successfully Completed PhD Completion Seminar.
- Submissions made to AAMIA Awards, SXSW Awards for 2016. - TastyBeats selected as finalist for Premier Design awards 2015.