Journal Papers

H. Seifi, M. Chun, and K. E. Maclean, "Towards Affective Handles for Tuning Vibrations". ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, vol. 15, no. 3, 2018.

H. Seifi, and K. E. MacLean, "Exploiting Haptic Facets: Users' Sensemaking Schemas as a Path to Design and Personalization of Experience". International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Special issue on Multisensory HCI, 2017.

H. Seifi, S. DiPaola, and A. Arya, "Expressive Animated Character Sequences Using Knowledge-Based Painterly Rendering". International Journal of Computer Games Technology, vol. 2011, 2011.

V. Spicer, A. A. Reid, J. Ginther, H. Seifi, and V. Dabbaghian, "Bars on blocks: A cellular automata model of crime and liquor licensed establishment density". Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 412-422, 2012.


H. Seifi, "Personalizing Haptics: From Individuals’ Sense-Making Schemas to End-User Haptic Tools", Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems, Springer International Publishing, 2019. in preparation.

K. E. MacLean, O. Schneider, and H. Seifi, "Multisensory Haptic interactions: Understanding the Sense and Designing for it", in Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces, vol. 1, S. Oviatt, B. Schuller, P. Cohen, and A. Krueger, Eds.: ACM Books, Morgan Claypool, 2017, pp. 97-142.

Conference Papers

H. Seifi, F. Fazlollahi, M. Oppermann, J. A. Sastrillo, J. Ip, A. Agrawal, G. Park, K. J. Kuchenbecker, and K. E. MacLean, "Haptipedia: Accelerating Haptic Device Discovery to Support Interaction and Engineering Design", in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2019.

H. Seifi, K. E. MacLean, K. J. Kuchenbecker, and G. Park, "Haptipedia: An Expert-Sourced Interactive Device Visualization for Haptic Designers", Work in Progress paper in IEEE Haptics Symposium 2018.

S. Ebrahimi Takalloo, H. Seifi, and J.D.W. Madden, "Design of Ultra-Thin High Frequency Trilayer Conducting Polymer Micro-actuators for Tactile Feedback Interfaces", SPIE Smart Structures and Materials+Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, 2017.

H. Seifi, and K. Lyons, "Exploring the Design Space of Touch-based Vibrotactile Interactions for Smartwatches", in Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 2016.

O. Schneider, H. Seifi, S. Kashani, M. Chun, and K.E. MacLean, "HapTurk: Crowdsourcing Affective Ratings of Vibrotactile Icons", in Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2016.

H. Seifi, K. Zhang, and K. MacLean, "VibViz: Organizing, visualizing and navigating vibration libraries". in Proceedings of World Haptics, 2015.

H. Seifi, C. Anthropillai, and K. E. MacLean, "End-user Customization of Affective Tactile Messages: A Qualitative Examination of Tool Parameters". in Proceedings of Haptic Symposium, 2014.

H. Seifi, H. Halbert, J. McGrenere, "Supervisor-Student Research Meetings: A Case Study on Choice of Tools and Practices in Computer Science". in Proceedings of Graphics Interface, 2014.

H. Seifi, and K. E. MacLean, "A First Look at Individuals' Affective Rating of Vibrations". in Proceedings of IEEE WorldHaptics, 2013.

H. Seifi, S. DiPaola, and J. T. Enns, "Exploring the Effect of Color Palette in Painterly Rendered Character Sequences". in Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization, and Imaging, 2012.

M. Erfani Joorabchi, A. Dalvandi, H. Seifi, L. Bartram, and C. D. Shaw, "Visualizing Search Results: Evaluating an Iconic Visualization". in Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 2010.

Posters and Demos

H. Seifi, F. Fazlollahi, G. Park, K.J. Kuchenbecker, K.E. MacLean, "Haptipedia: Exploring Haptic Device Design through Interactive Visualizations", Hands-on Demonstration In Eurohaptics 2018.

P. Bucci, L. Cang, M. Chun, D. Marino, O. Schneider, H. Seifi, K.E. MacLean, "CuddleBits: an iterative prototyping platform for complex haptic display", Demo In Eurohaptics 2016.

H. Seifi, K. Zhang, K. E. MacLean, "VibViz: an Interactive Visualization for Organizing and Navigating a Vibrotactile Library", Demo In World Haptics 2015.

H. Seifi, Ch. Anthropillai, K. E. MacLean, End-User Vibration Customization Tools: Parameters and Examples", Demo In Haptic Symposium 2014.

H. Seifi, S. DiPaola, J. T. Enns, T. Chu, "Enhancing Emotions in Animated Character Sequences Using Painterly Rendering: the Effect of Color Palette", CRA-W Grad Cohort Program 2011.


H. Seifi, "Personalizing Haptics: From Individuals’ Sense-Making Schemas to End-User Haptic Tools". Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2017.

H. Seifi, "Emotion Depiction: Expressive Character Sequences Using Painterly Rendering". M.Sc. Thesis, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2010.

H. Seifi, "A Comparison of Routing Algorithms for Optical Packet Switching Networks". B.E. Thesis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2008.