I have a PhD in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo (2020), specializing in Human Factors and Human-computer Interaction. Prior to joining Laurier, I was a researcher at the Human Optimization Modelling Lab at the University of Waterloo.
My research aims to understand human performance and behavior in complex sociotechnical systems. This has resulted in the following four inter-related programs of research:
I draw upon research methods and concepts from user experience design, human factors, human-computer interaction, and information systems.
Rehman, Umair, and Shi Cao. "Augmented-reality-based indoor navigation: A comparative analysis of handheld devices versus google glass." IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems 47, no. 1 (2016): 140-151.
Rehman, Umair, and Shi Cao. "Comparative evaluation of augmented reality-based assistance for procedural tasks: a simulated control room study." Behaviour & Information Technology 39, no. 11 (2020): 1225-1245.
Rehman, Umair, and Shi Cao. "Augmented reality-based indoor navigation using google glass as a wearable head-mounted display." In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 1452-1457. IEEE, 2015.
Rehman, Umair, Shi Cao, and Carolyn MacGregor. "Using an Integrated Cognitive Architecture to Model the Effect of Environmental Complexity on Drivers’ Situation Awareness." In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 812-816. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, 2019.
Abbasi, Amir Zaib, Umair Rehman, Ali Hussain, Ding Hooi Ting, and Jamid Ul Islam. "The impact of advertising value of in-game pop-up ads in online gaming on gamers’ inspiration: An empirical investigation." Telematics and Informatics 62 (2021): 101630.
Abbasi, Amir Zaib, Saima Nisar, Umair Rehman, and Ding Hooi Ting. "Impact of HEXACO personality factors on consumer video game engagement: a study on eSports." Frontiers in psychology 11 (2020): 1831.
Abbasi, Amir Zaib, Muhammad Umair Shah, Umair Rehman, Helmut Hlavacs, Ding Hooi Ting, and Saima Nisar. "The Role of Personality Factors Influencing Consumer Video Game Engagement in Young Adults: A Study on Generic Games." IEEE Access 9 (2021): 17392-17410.
Shah, Muhammad Umair, Umair Rehman, Farkhund Iqbal, Fazli Wahid, Mohammed Hussain, and Ali Arsalan. "Access Permissions for Apple Watch Applications: A Study on Users' Perceptions." In 2020 International Conference on Communications, Computing, Cybersecurity, and Informatics (CCCI), pp. 1-7. IEEE, 2020.
Rehman, Umair, and Shi Cao. "Experimental evaluation of indoor navigation devices." In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 1783-1787. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications, 2015.
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