maryam kamvar

  I graduated from Columbia University with my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008. I am currently a research scientist at Google, Inc. My research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Small Devices, and Search Interfaces.

recent projects
wireless search patterns:
An exploration of Google's log data.
publications: Computers and iPhones and Mobile Phones, oh my! A logs-based comparison of search users on different devices (WWW'09)
Deciphering Trends in Mobile Search (cover feature in IEEE Computer Magazine August 2007, Special Issue on Search)  
A Large Scale Study of Wireless Search Behavior: Google Mobile Search (CHI'06)
A First Glimpse into the State of Mobile Search (MHCI'05 poster)

mini-media surfer
An application for exploring video databases from a PDA.
publications: MiniMedia Surfer : Browsing Video Segments on Small Displays (CHI'04), FXPAL poster


orientation-aware tablet PC
Two complementary methods to determine workplane orientation for a hand-held writing surface: one using computer vision techniques and another based on
publications: Workplane-Orientation Sensing Techniques for Tablet PC's (UIST'04 technote), UIST 04 poster


columbia campus tour
An immersive, interactive tour using 360 degree imaging technology
web: take the tour

archived projects
  Introduction to Computer Science: Java
CS 1003/4
Fall Semester, 2003
with Prof. Al Aho
  Introduction to Computer Science: Java
CS 1003/4
Spring Semester, 2004
with Janak Parekh

Andrew P. Kosoresow Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in TA-ing and Service, Spring 2004
Outstanding TA award, Fall 2003, Spring 2004

contact info

Maryam Kamvar
Google Inc
Building 42
1600 Ampitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, CA 94043

mkamvar [at] cs [dot] columbia [dot] edu



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My Projects ( Previous Work )
My Pictures ( Minoqua & Graduation ) Boothby's Wedding   Halloween 2004