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Dr. Maryam Mustafa
Assistant Professor
PhD Computer Science - Technical University of Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig, Germany)

Her research interests are in the area of investigating multidisciplinary approaches to HCI and computer graphics issues particularly the perception of highly realistic cg humans. Her work has used novel modalities like an Electroencephalograph (EEG) to explore the neural correlates relating to perceptual quality of rendered sequences, the aetheical value of retouched images and the perception of highly realistic rendered human characters. Her recent research also focuses on the perception of avatars within a VR environment.


Dr. Mustafa holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany(2015) . She also holds a Masters of Engineering degree from Cornell Univeristy, USA(2008) and a Bsc(Hons) from LUMS(2005). She is a Fulbright Scholar.

Her research is multidisciplinary in nature with a focus on human-computer interaction and perceptual issues within computer graphics. She has published at top tier conferences and journals like CHI, TAP and CVMP and was awarded the ckc Dissertationspreis for her PhD work. She is particularly interested in combining knowelge and tools from cognitive neuroscience to investigate HCI problems. In her work she has used novel modalities like an Electroencephalograph (EEG) for understanding and finding solutions to HCI problems.

  • Maryam Mustafa, Stefan Guthe, Jan-Philipp Tauscher, Michael Goesele, Marcus Magnor. How Human am I? EEG-based Evaluation of Computer-generated Virtual Characters Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). ACM, 2017
  • Maryam Mustafa,Marcus Magnor. EEG Based Analysis of the Perception of ComputerGenerated Faces. Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP2016). ACM, 2016.
  • Maryam Mustafa, Marcus Magnor. ElectroEncephaloGraphics: Making Waves in Computer Graphics Research. Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE, 34.6, pp.46-56, Nov.2014
  • Maryam Mustafa, Stefan Guthe, and Marcus Magnor.Single trial EEG classification of artifacts in videos. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) 9.3 (2012): 12.
  • Maryam Mustafa, Lea Lindemann, and Marcus Magnor.EEG analysis of implicit human visual perception. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012). ACM, 2012.

  • Nominated for Gesellschaft fuer Informatik e.V. (GI) for PhD work, 2015
  • ckc Dissertationspreis for PhD work, November 2015
  • Fulbright Scholar: Masters in Computer Science, Fall 2007