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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Loutfouz Zaman

Loutfouz Zaman
PhD (On Research Leave)

Associate Professor

Game Development and Interactive Media

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 2022
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 6515


Dr. Loutfouz Zaman’s expertise is positioned within the area of human-computer interaction.  His research group builds and evaluates interactive systems using qualitative and quantitative research methods. Dr. Zaman’s research group currently pursues research in the areas of interactive games & simulations, virtual reality, game analytics, graphical user interfaces, visualization systems & tools, visual languages, and software configuration management & version control systems.


  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science: Software Systems Concordia University, Montreal
  • Master of Science, Computer Science: Human-Computer Interaction York University, Toronto
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Science: Human-Computer Interaction York University, Toronto

Courses taught

Dr. Loutfouz Zaman teaches undergraduate courses on human-computer interaction, game analytics, visual languages, game physics & math, statistics, and a graduate course on empirical research methods for human-computer interaction.

Research and expertise

Dr. Zaman's research interests include:

  • interactive games & simulations

  • virtual reality

  • game analytics

  • graphical user interfaces

  • visualization systems & tools

  • visual languages

  • software configuration management and version control systems


  • Selected publications
    • David F. Arppe, Loutfouz Zaman, Richard Pazzi, Khalil El-Khatib. (2020). UniNet: A Mixed Reality Driving Simulator. Graphics Interface 2020. Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society, Toronto, Canada
    • Daniel Maccormick, Loutfouz Zaman. (2019). SuBViS: The Use of Subjunctive Visual Programming Environments for Exploring Alternatives in Game Development. Foundations of Digital Games 2019
    • Daniel MacCormick, Wen Yue, Loutfouz Zaman, Pejman Mirza-Babaei. (2019). Getting the Player’s Attention: Comparing the Effectiveness of Common Notification Types in Task Management Games. CHI Play ’19 Extended Abstracts 2019
    • Daniel MacCormick, Alain Sangalang, Jackson Rushing, Ravnik Singh Jagpal, Pejman Mirza- Babaei, Loutfouz Zaman. (2019). FRVRIT - A Tool for Full Body Virtual Reality Game Evaluation. CHI'19 Extended Abstracts: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts. CHI 2019
    • Loutfouz Zaman, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Christian Neugebauer. (2017). MACE: A New Interface for Comparing and Editing of Multiple Alternative Documents for Generative Design. ACM. ACM DocEng 17
    • Loutfouz Zaman, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Christian Neugebauer, Robert Woordbury, Maher Elkhaldi, Naghmi Shireen & Michael Terry. (2015) GEM-NI: A System For Creating and Managing Alternatives In Generative Design. CHI ’15, 1201–1210, New York: ACM.
    • Loutfouz Zaman, I Scott MacKenzie, (2013) "Evaluation of nano-stick, foam buttons, and other input methods for gameplay on touchscreen phones", International Conference on Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction-MHCI
    • Loutfouz Zaman, Ashish Kalra, & Wolfgang Stuerzlinger. (2011). The Effect of Animation, Dual-View, Difference Layers, and Relative Re-Layout in Hierarchical Diagram Differencing. Graphics Interface 2011, 183-190.
    • Loutfouz Zaman, Daniel Natapov, Robert J. Teather" (2010) Touchscreens vs. traditional controllers in handheld gaming", Proceedings of the international academic conference on the future of game design and technology, 183-190
    • Loutfouz Zaman, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger. (2010). A new interface for cloning objects in drawing systems. Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2010. Graphics Interface 2010, Ottawa, Canada (27-34). Canadian Human-Computer Communications Society