Hi, I’m Fereshteh 

I am majoring in Computer Science and currently working on my PhD at Georgia Institute of Technology, school of Interactive Computing. Prior my PhD, I got my Master of Science in Design Computing (with focus on Human - Robot Interaction) from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Currently, I am research intern at Apple (ML & Sensing), with prior research and development experiences in companies like Tactual Labs Co., Autodesk (Applied Research Lab) , and Bentley Systems (GenerativeComponents Team). 

Please feel free to contact me if you believe we have overlaps in our research interests. 

email: fereshteh_shahmiri@gatech.edu

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[2021] ​  

  • Dietz, Paul Henry, and Fereshteh Shahmiri. "Multibend shape sensor." U.S. Patent Application No. 17/026,252. [Patent]

  • Arora, Nivedita, Gregory D. Abowd, Mohit Gupta, Diego Osorio, Seyedeh Fereshteh Shahmiri, Thad Eugene Starner, Yi-cheng Wang et al. "Thin and flexible self-powered vibration transducer employing triboelectric nanogeneration." U.S. Patent 10,932,063, issued February 23, 2021. [Patent]

[2020] ​

  • Shahmiri, Fereshteh, and Paul H. Dietz. "ShArc: A Geometric Technique for Multi-Bend/Shape Sensing." Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2020. (Honorable Mention Award - less than 5% Acceptance Rate)  [Paper]

  • Shahmiri, Fereshteh,  et al. "Self-powered Highly Stretchable Sensing Interface for Hand Gesture Recognition working on Triboelectric Nanogenerators Principles" U.S. Patent 62/721,263.

  • Shahmiri, Fereshteh, and Paul H. Dietz. "Shape Sensing using the ShArc Technique." Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2020. [Paper]


  • Shahmiri, Fereshteh, et al. "Serpentine: A Reversibly Deformable Cord Sensor for Human Input." 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2019. Association for Computing Machinery, 2019. [Paper]


  • Arora, Nivedita,  Zhang, Steven L., Shahmiri, Fereshteh et al. "SATURN: A thin and flexible self-powered microphone leveraging triboelectric nanogenerator." Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies 2.2 (2018): 60.​ [Paper]


  • Shahmiri, Fereshteh, and Jeremy Ficca. "A model for real-time control of industrial robots." In ISARC. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, vol. 33, p. 1. IAARC Publications, 2016.

  • Shahmiri, Fereshteh, and Russell Gentry. "A Survey of Cable-Suspended Parallel Robots and their Applications in Architecture and Construction." (2016).