Florian Mathis

  • Research PhD (Computing Science)

Florian Mathis is doing a Research PhD in Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. His research is funded by the University of Edinburgh-University of Glasgow Joint PGR Studentship (Future Cities, 4 years, acceptance rate: 1.6%).

Florian is a member of the Glasgow Interactive SysTems (GIST) research section, the Glasgow Secure and Privacy Respecting Ubiquitous Systems Lab (SIRIUS), and the Edinburgh Technology Usability Lab in Privacy and Security (TULiPS).

His research is supervised by Dr. Mohamed Khamis (University of Glasgow) and Dr. Kami Vaniea (University of Edinburgh). He received his bachelor's (first class, top 10%) and master's degree (first class, top 10%) in Human-computer Interaction (HCI) from the LMU Munich, Germany. His supervisors were Dr. Tobias Seitz (now at Google) and Prof. Dr. Heinrich Hußmann (LMU Munich), and Dr. Mohamed Khamis (University of Glasgow), Sarah Aragon Bartsch (LMU Munich), and Prof. Dr. Florian Alt (Bundeswehr University Munich).

 

office: School of Computing Science, Room F131, 18 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, United Kingdom
email: florian.mathis@glasgow.ac.uk or f.mathis.1@research.gla.ac.uk

 

 

Research title: Exploring the Use of Virtual Reality for Human-centred Usability and Security Research

Research Summary

Florian's research interests are at the intersection of Human-computer Interaction (HCI), Usable Security, and Virtual Reality. The objective of Florian's PhD is to investigate the suitability of VR as a testbed for usability, security, and privacy evaluations

Publications

Florian Mathis, Kami Vaniea, Mohamed Khamis
Prototyping Usable Privacy and Security Systems: Insights from Experts
International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction (HIHC) [paper]

Florian Mathis, Kami Vaniea, Mohamed Khamis
Observing Virtual Avatars: The Impact of Avatars' Fidelity on Identifying Interactions
Proceedings of the 24th International Academic Mindtrek Conference (Mindtrek 2021) [paper]

Florian Mathis, Xuesong Zhang, Joseph O'Hagan, Daniel Medeiros, Pejman Saeghe, Mark McGill, Stephen Brewster, Mohamed Khamis
Remote XR Studies: The Golden Future of HCI Research?
CHI 2021 Workshop on XR Remote Research: The First Remote XR Research Workshop (CHI 2021) [paper]

Florian Mathis, Kami Vaniea, Mohamed Khamis
RepliCueAuth: Validating the Use of a lab-based Virtual Reality Setup for Evaluating Authentication Systems
Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021) [paper]

Florian Mathis
[DC] VirSec: Virtual Reality as Cost-Effective Test Bed for Usability and Security Evaluations
IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (IEEE VR 2021) [paper]

Florian Mathis, John H Williamson, Kami Vaniea, Mohamed Khamis
Fast and Secure Authentication in Virtual Reality using Coordinated 3D Manipulation and Pointing
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ACM ToCHI) [paper]
Invited Talk: Yokohama, Japan, May 2021 (CHI 2021) 

Misahael Fernández Moncayo, Florian Mathis, Mohamed Khamis
GazeWheels: Comparing Dwell-time Feedback and Methods for Gaze Input
In Proceedings of the Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction, Tallin, Estonia, October 2020 (NordiCHI 2020) [paper]

Florian Mathis, Xuesong Zhang, Mark McGill, Adalberto L. Simeone, Mohamed Khamis
Assessing Social Text Placement in Mixed Reality TV
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, Barcelona, Spain, June 2020 (IMX 2020) [paper]

Mark McGill, Florian Mathis, Julie Williamson, Mohamed Khamis
Augmenting TV Viewing using Acoustically Transparent Auditory Headsets
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Interactive Media Experiences, Barcelona, Spain, June 2020 (IMX 2020) [paper]

Mark McGill, Florian Mathis, Stephen Brewster
Shared and Synchronous Mixed Reality Experiences
In CHI 2020 Workshop on SocialVR 2020: Social Virtual Reality Workshop, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 2020 (CHI 2020) [paper]

Florian Mathis, John H Williamson, Kami Vaniea, Mohamed Khamis
RubikAuth: Fast and Secure Authentication in Virtual Reality
In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 2020 (CHI 2020) [paper]

Florian Mathis, Hassan Ismail Fawaz, Mohamed Khamis
Knowledge-driven Biometric Authentication in Virtual Reality
In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 2020 (CHI 2020) [paper]

Florian Mathis, Mohamed Khamis
Privacy, Security and Safety Concerns of using HMDs in Public and Semi-Public Spaces
In Proceedings of the CHI 2019 Workshop on Challenges Using Head-Mounted Displays in Shared and Social Spaces, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, May 2019 (CHI 2019) [paper]

Passant ElAgroudy, Mohamed Khamis, Florian Mathis, Diana Irmscher, Andreas Bulling, Albrecht Schmidt
Can Privacy-Aware Lifelogs Alter Our Memories?
In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Extended Abstracts Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, May 2019 (CHI 2019) [paper]

Tobias Seitz, Florian Mathis, Heinrich Hussmann
The Bird is the Word: A Usability Evaluation of Emojis inside Text Passwords
In Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, November 2017 (OzCHI 2017) [paper]

 

Please refer to Google Scholar for a full list: Google Scholar (Florian Mathis)

 

 

Supervisors

External supervisors

Dr. Kami Vaniea (University of Edinburgh)

Teaching

If you are interested in one of those areas: 

  • Usable Security
  • Human-centred Security
  • Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR)

please do not hesitate to get in touch with me: florian.mathis@glasgow.ac.uk or f.mathis.1@research.gla.ac.uk.

 

Supervising Students:

  • Jack Leggat (L4 project, equivalent to a Bachelor's thesis) - 2021 
    • Topic: Conceptualising Smart Speaker Output Methods in Virtual Reality
  • Jolie Bonner (Research Internship) - 2021 
    • Topic: Personal Data Passwords

Additional Information

I am part of the University of Edinburgh-University of Glasgow Joint PGR Studentship (Future Cities, 4 years, acceptance rate: 1.6%).

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More about me on my website: http://www.fmathis.com/