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Hello everyone, I am Rohit Ashok Khot, PhD Candidate and IBM PhD fellow in the Exertion Games Lab, at RMIT Australia, working with Prof. Florian ‘Floyd’ Mueller and Prof. Larissa Hjorth. My PhD research investigates material representations of physical activity, where I design and study three exemplary systems that transform the physical activity data such as heart rate into 3D printed material and edible form. The overall aim behind this work is to inspire new design thinking towards building quantified self systems.

My research interests are centered on the areas of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ubiquitous Computing (UC) and design. In particular, I design, develop and study technologies that can weave into the everyday fabric and make the existing experience engaging, pleasurable and fulfilling. I strongly believe that interactions and experiences cannot be designed in laboratories but they emerge in real world context when people appropriate the technology to their desires. I therefore seek to answer questions such as: How can technology change people’s lives? How do people perceive technology, and how should we design technology around these perceptions? I am pursuing a Post Doctorate to dive deeply into these research questions, and I plan to continue with a career in academia as a university professor.

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Research Highlights

  • IBM PhD Fellow 2014-2015.
  • Received Australian Computer Society’s Foundational scholarship 2015.
  • 19 first authored (11 full, 9 short) papers and 9 coauthored (4 full and 5 short) papers in tier-1 conferences in the field of HCI such as CHI, DIS, TEI and InfoVis, including a best paper and an honorable mention award.
  • Public exhibitions of my works at six 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 student innovation contest at UIST 2013 and ACM student research competition at CHI 2013.

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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.

Full papers

  1. 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).
  2. Rohit Ashok Khot, Jeewon Lee, Larissa Hjorth, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. TastyBeats: Celebrating Heart Rate Data with a Drinkable Spectacle . In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI’15), ACM Press (2015), 229-232 (Acceptance rate: 22%, Citation count: 1).
  3. Rohit Ashok Khot, Larissa Hjorth, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. Understanding Physical Activity through 3D Printed Material Artifacts. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’14), ACM Press (2014), 3835-3844 (Acceptance rate: 22%, Citation count: 18).
  4. Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, Sophie Stellmach, Saul Greenberg, Andreas Dippon, Susanne Boll, Jayden Garner, Rohit Ashok Khot, Amani Naseem, and David Altimira. Proxemics Play: understanding proxemics for designing digital play experiences, In Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Designing interactive systems (DIS '14), ACM Press (2014), 533-542 (Acceptance rate: 27%, Citation count: 4).
  5. Simon Stusak, Aurélien Tabard, Franziska Sauka, Rohit Ashok Khot, and Andreas Butz. Activity Sculptures: Exploring the Impact of Physical Visualizations on Running Activity, In Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE, 99 (1), 2014 (Citation count: 7).
  6. 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).
  7. Rohit Ashok Khot, Kannan Srinathan, and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru. WYSWYE: shoulder surfing defense for recognition based graphical passwords, In Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI '12), ACM Press (2012), 2605- 2614 (Acceptance rate: 22%, Citation count: 13).
  8. Deepti Aggarwal, Rohit Ashok Khot, and Venkatesh Choppella. uPick: Crowdsourcing Based Approach to Extract Relations among Named Entities, In Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (India HCI’12), (2012), 47-56 (Citation count: 1).
  9. Rohit Ashok Khot, Kannan Srinathan, and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru. MARASIM: a novel jigsaw based authentication scheme using tagging, In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’11), ACM Press (2011), 2605-2614 (Acceptance rate: 26%, Citation count: 8).
  10. Rohit Ashok Khot, and Kannan Srinathan. NAPTune: Fine Tuning Graphical Authentication, In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (India HCI’11), ACM Press (2011), 47-56. (Best paper award).
  11. Rohit Ashok Khot, and Venkatesh Choppella DISCOVIR: Designing Interfaces and Structuring Content for Virtual Labs, In Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Technology for Education (T4E’11), IEEE press (2011), 121-127 (Citation count: 10).
  12. Rohit Ashok Khot, and Kannan Srinathan. GoFish: Fishing Thousand Words Worth A Picture, In Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (India HCI’10), ACM Press (2010), eWICS BCS, 1-10 (Citation count: 1).
  13. Nagaraja Kaushik Gampa, Rohit Ashok Khot, and Kannan Srinathan. Let Only The Right One In: Privacy Management Scheme For Social Networks, In Proceedings of International Conference on Information Systems Security (ICISS’09), Springer LNCS (2009), 310-317 (Citation count: 1).
  14. Rohit Ashok Khot, and Kannan Srinathan. iCAPTCHA: Image Tagging For Free, In Proceedings of Conference on Usable Software and Interface Design (USID’09), (2009), 1-6 (Citation count: 3).
  15. Rohit Ashok Khot, Ravikant Poola, Kishore Kothapalli, and Kannan Srinathan. Self-stabilizing Routing Algorithms for Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks, In Proceedings of International Conference on Distributed Computing and Internet Technology (ICDCIT’07), Springer LNCS (2007), 54-66 (Citation count: 2).

Short papers

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Rohit Ashok Khot, Ryan Pennings and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. EdiPulse: Supporting Physical Activity with Chocolate Printed Messages, In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '15), ACM Press (2015), 1391-1396.
  4. Rohit Ashok Khot Exploring Material Representations of Physical Activity. In Proceedings of the 2014 companion publication on Designing interactive systems (DIS Companion '14), ACM Press (2014), 177-180.
  5. Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, Joe Marshall, Rohit Ashok Khot, Stina Nylander, and Jakob Tholander. Jogging with Technology: Interaction Design Supporting Sport Activities. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14), ACM Press (2014), 1131-1134.
  6. Rohit Ashok Khot, Jeewon Lee, Larissa Hjorth, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. SweatAtoms: Understanding Physical Activity through Material Artifacts. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14), ACM Press (2014), 173-174 (Video showcase finalist).
  7. 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.
  8. Rohit Ashok Khot, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. Sweat-Atoms: Turning Physical Exercise into Physical Objects, In Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), ACM Press (2013), 3075-3078 (Citation count: 4).
  9. Rohit Ashok Khot Exploring the Role of Materiality in Physical Activity. In Proceedings of 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’13), Doctoral school, 1-4.
  10. Rohit Ashok Khot Sweat-Atoms: Crafting Physical Objects with Everyday Exercise. In Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), ACM Press (2013), 2701-2706 (Citation count: 5) (Finalist for ACM Student Research Competition).
  11. Deepti Aggarwal, Rohit Ashok Khot, Venkatesh Choppella Power of Friends: When Friends Guess About Their Friends’ Guess, In Proceedings of the 31st Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13), ACM Press (2013), 907-912.
  12. 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).
  13. 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).
  14. Rohit Ashok Khot, and Kannan Srinathan. PhotoSense: Emergent Semantics Based Approach To Image Annotation, In Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '10), ACM Press (2010), 3301-3306.

Journal articles

  1. Florian 'Floyd' Mueller, David Altimira, and Rohit Ashok Khot Reflections on the Design of Exertion Games, Games for Health Journal, 2015, 4(1): 3-7.
  2. Rohit Ashok Khot, Jeewon Lee, Larissa Hjorth, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. Palatable Representations of Physical Articles Activity: Opportunities and Challenges. In drafts.
  3. Rohit Ashok Khot, Simon Stusak, Larissa Hjorth, Andreas Butz, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. “Materialized Self”: A Design Framework for Material Representations of Physical Activity Data. Under Review.

Workshop papers & Technical reports

  1. Rohit Ashok Khot, Larissa Hjorth, Deepti Aggarwal, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller. Supporting Autonomy in Physical papers Activity through Material Artifacts. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’14) workshop on Positive Computing, ACM Press (2014).
  2. Rohit Ashok Khot, and Kannan Srinathan. Elliminati: Bringing New World Image Order, IIIT-H Technical Report, 1-6.
  3. Rohit Ashok Khot, and Kannan Srinathan. IDO: One Time Graphical Password Scheme, IIIT-H Technical Report, 1-8.
  4. Rohit Ashok Khot, Siddharatha Redeem, and Kannan Srinathan. New Directions in Secure Multiparty computation, IIIT-H Technical Report, 1-8.
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Education

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Doctor of Philosophy (2012-present)

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: Dr. Kannan Srinathan

Collaborations

Work Experience

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Research Intern, IBM Research Australia (2015-present)

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

Research Associate, IIIT Delhi, India (2012-2012)

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

Project Engineer,IIIT Hyderabad, India (2010-2011)

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

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Finalist Premier Design Awards 2015
Best Paper Honorable mention award CHI 2015
Australian Computer Society foundational scholarship ACS 2015
IBM PhD fellowship 2014-2015
Higher Degree by Research Travel grant, RMIT University CHI 2014
Finalist, Student Innovation Contest UIST 2013
Finalist, Student Research Competition CHI 2013
Graduate research scholarship 2012-2015
Best paper award IndiaHCI 2011
Microsoft travel grant CHI 2011
National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) Fellowship WWW 2011
Microsoft travel grant CHI 2010
Winner of Design competition TechEase 2010, 2011
Finalist for HySEA Annual product showcase event CHI 2015
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Media coverage

Mashable 2015 Scientists are making people jog for 3D-printed chocolate rewards
IBM Research 2015 Wickets, tweets, and a 3-D printer.
3Ders.org 2015 New Australian experiment rewards joggers with 3D printed chocolate treats based on exercise data
PSFK 2015 Motivate Workouts with 3D-Printed Chocolate
3DPrint.com 2015 Researchers Using 3D Printed Chocolate Treats to Encourage Physical Exercise
RMIT University 2015 Physical exercise a licence to print chocolate
BusinessInsider 2015 10 Australian families will be rewarded for exercising with 3D printed chocolate
Boston.com 2015 Want 3D printed chocolate? Run for it
3DPrint.com 2015 SweetHearts Offers 3D Printed Chocolates as Reward in New Diet and Exercise Concept
DutchCowGirls.nl 2015 Researchers let people move with 3D chocolate as a reward
MentalFloss 2015 3D Printer Gives You Chocolate When You Work Out
CIO.in 2015 CIO.IN What happens when computer science conferences go 'Gangnam Style
DataPhys.org 2015 SweatAtoms: Physical Activity Sculptures
3Dpxp.com 2015 Printer displays 3D printed chocolates as a reward for workouts
RMIT University 2015 Gaming lab a hit at conference

Talks & Demonstrations

STEADx Brisbane 2015
ABC News 24 Sydney 2015
ABC Radio Adelaide Adelaide 2015
ABC Radio Far North Cairns 2015
ABC Radio Darwin Darwin 2015
ABC Radio Alice Springs Alice Springs 2015
ABC Radio Adelaide Adelaide 2015
Microsoft Centre for SocialNUI, University of Melbourne Melbourne 2015
CHI 2015 Interactivity Seoul 2015
TEI 2015 paper demonstrations Stanford 2015
CHI 2014 Interactivity Toronto 2014
IIT TechFest Mumbai 2014
UIST Student Innovation contest St. Andrews 2013
Mixed Reality Lab Nottingham 2013
CHI 2013 Interactivity Paris 2013
OzCHI 2012 flash talk Melbourne 2012
R&D showcase, IIIT Hyderabady Hyderabad 2011 2010
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Affiliations

  • Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
  • Member of Special Interest group on Human Computer Interaction (SIGCHI).
  • Member of Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Services

  • PC member for TEI 2016,TEI 2015, CHI WiP 2014, CHI WiP 2015, OZCHI 2013, IE 2013.
  • Reviewer for CHI Play 2014, DIS 2014, AH 2014, CHI 2014, CHI 2013, CHI 2012, UIST 2012. Reviewer for DPPI 2013, OZCHI 2012, IEEE S&P 2011, SIGCHI alt.chi 2011, 2010, IUI 2012.
  • Organiser for the first virtual AC subcommittee meeting for CHI 2016.
  • Co-organizer for Game Jam workshop at CHI 2013.
  • Co-organizer for SIG meeting at CHI 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Organizer for a workshop on Designing Login Interfaces for Mobiles at IndiaHCI 2012. Organizer and session speaker at DOCTYPE HTML5 workshop 2011.
  • Student volunteer for CHI 2013 and National workshop on Usability design 2011.
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News & Updates

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Jan 2016 - On India trip on holidays and for thesis writing.
Dec 2015 - 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.
Nov 2015 - Successfully Completed PhD Completion Seminar.
Oct 2015 - Submissions made to AAMIA Awards, SXSW Awards for 2016.
- TastyBeats selected as finalist for Premier Design awards 2015.
Sep 2015 - Paper submitted to CHI 2016.