Heshmat, Y. & Neustaedter, C. (2021) Family and Friend Communication over Distance in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems New York, NY, USA, ACM Press [PDF]


Heshmat, Y., Neustaedter, C., McCaffrey, K., Odom, W., Wakkary, R. & Yang, Z. (2020) FamilyStories: Asynchronous Audio Storytelling for Family Members Across Time Zones Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction New York, NY, USA, ACM Press. (Winner of Honourable Mention Award at CHI 2020, awarded to only to maximum 5% of submissions)[PDF]

Neustaedter, C., Heshmat, Y., Jones, B., Forghani, A. & Xiong, X. (2020) Shared Family Experiences over Distance in the Outdoors. IN HCI Outdoors: Community, Group, and Personal Experiences with Interactive Computing in the Outdoors. [PDF]

Heshmat, Y., Jones, B. & Neustaedter, C. (2020) 360 Degree View for Sharing a Geocaching Experience with a Telepresence Robot Proceedings of the CHI 2020 Workshop on Social VR: A New Medium for Remote Communication and Collaboration. [PDF]

Jones, B., Zhang, Y., Wong, P.N.Y., Rintel, S., and Heshmat, Y. VR-Enabled Telepresence as a Bridge for People, Environments, and Experiences. To appear in Social VR: A New Medium for Remote Communication and Collaboration (Workshop at CHI 2020).

Han, D., Heshmat, Y. & Neustaedter, C. (2020) Exploring Video Conferencing for Doctor Appointments in the Home: A Scenario-Based Approach from Patients’ Perspectives Proceedings of Graphics Interface New York, NY, USA, ACM Press. (Winner of Michael A. J. Sweeney Best Student Paper Award)


Heshmat, Y., Neustaedter, C., Yang, L. Quality ‘alone’ time through conversations and storytelling: Podcast listening behaviors and routines. Proceedings of the Graphics Interface (GI) Conference New York, NY, USA, ACM Press. [PDF]

Heshmat, Y., Jones, B., Xiong, X., Neustaedter, C., Tang, T., Riecke, B., Yang L. (2018). Geocaching with a Beam: Shared outdoor activities through a telepresence robot with 360 degree viewing.  Proceedings of the ACM Computer Human Interaction (CHI) New York, NY, USA, ACM Press. [PDF]

Heshmat, Y. & Neustaedter, C. (2018) Family Members Sharing Activities through Audio Narratives in Different Time Zones, Proceedings of the CHI 2018 Workshop on HCI in the Outdoors. [PDF]

Neustaedter, C., Singhal, S., Pan, R., Heshmat, Y., Forghani, A. & Tang, J. (2018) From being there to watching: Shared and dedicated telepresence robot usage at academic conferences. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (Tochi). ACM, New York, NY, USA. [PDF]

Singhal, S., Neustaedter, C., Odom, W., Bartman, L., Heshmat, Y.  (2018). Ecphoria objects: Designing for reflection and remembrance of moments in the home. Proceedings of the ACM Computer Human Interaction (CHI) New York, NY, USA, ACM Press. [PDF]


Heshmat, Y., Neustaedter, C., DeBrincat, B. (2017). The autobiographical design and long term usage of an always-on video recording system for the home. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp. 675-687). ACM. [PDF]

Heshmat, Y., Neustaedter, C., Yang, L., Schiphorst, T. (2017). Connecting family members across time through shared media. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2630-2637). ACM. [PDF]


Heshmat, Y., Thomo, A., Ganti, S. (2014). Incorporating user reviews as implicit feedback for improving recommender systems. In Big Data and Cloud Computing (BdCloud), 2014 IEEE Fourth International Conference on (pp. 455-462). IEEE.