Hello. I am Mahmood Jasim.

I am a Ph.D. candidate working with Professor Narges Mahyar in the HCI-VIS lab at UMass Amherst. My research is focused on developing interactive technologies for inclusive data collection and analysis to bridge the gap between decision-makers and the data providers using human computer interaction, information visualization, and machine learning.

I am currently on the job market. If you have an opening for a Post-Doc or a tenured-track faculty position, please reach out to me.

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CommunityClick

In this project, we explore how interactive systems can capture and report community feedback to increase inclusivity in public meetings.

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CommunityPulse

In this project, we investigate how visual analytics system can surface community's reflection, priorities, and hidden insights to enable civic leaders to analyze community input.

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Serendyze

In this project, we explore how people make decisions based on online text information and how can serendipitious information help make better decisions.


Featured Publications
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CommunityClick: Capturing and Reporting Community Feedback from Town Halls to Improve Inclusivity, Mahmood Jasim, Pooya Khaloo, Somin Wadhwa, Amy X. Zhang, Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar. PACM on Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW), 2020.
Of Course it's Political! A Critical Inquiry into Underemphasized Dimensions in Civic Text Visualization. Eric P. S. Baumer, Mahmood Jasim, Ali Sarvghad, and Narges Mahyar, 2022 Computer Graphics Forum 41, 3 (EuroVis).
CommunityPulse: Facilitating Community Input Analysis by Surfacing HiddenInsights, Reflections, and Priorities, Mahmood Jasim, Enamul Hoque, Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar. Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2021.
Supporting Serendipitous Discovery and Balanced Analysis of Online Product Reviews with Interaction-Driven Metrics and Bias-Mitigating Suggestions, Mahmood Jasim, Christopher Collins, Ali Sarvghad, Narges Mahyar, 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2022.
RisingEMOTIONS: Bridging Art and Technology to Visualize Public's Emotions about Climate Change, Carolina Aragon, Mahmood Jasim, Narges Mahyar, Creativity & Cognition, 2021.
Designing Technology for Sociotechnical Problems: Challenges and Considerations, Narges Mahyar, Mahmood Jasim, Ali Sarvghad, IEEE computer graphics and applications, 2020.