May 14, 2012
Contact: University Relations
Amir Chamsaz, a student in the D.S. in Information and Interaction Design program, is the graduate first-place winner of UB's 2011-12 Laurence Short Award for International Students. The honor carries with it a $500 award and inclusion on an engraved plaque in the Office of Graduate and International Admission and Enrollment.
Chamsaz is a graduate assistant in UB's Usability Lab, where he conducts quantitative and qualitative usability testing and guides students in their research activities. He is completing an internship as a user-interface developer at Applied Vision Corp. and holds a 4.00 GPA.
Prior to arriving at UB, Chamsaz earned an M.S. in Information Systems Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and a B.S. in Software Engineering from Sajad Institute of Higher Education in Mashad, Iran. He also completed graduate coursework in information technology at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.