Shirin Shams, M. Sc.


I am a Human-Computer Interaction researcher and a former User Experience (UX) Consultant. Passionate to enhance the quality of human interaction with technology. The research track I am focusing on is the Human-Centred approach for privacy enhancing technologies.


  • PhD Candidate at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, since 01.2023
  • 2017 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Human-Computer Interaction Design at City University London
  • 2014 Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng) in Computer Software Engineering at Central BranchTehran University

Research interests

  • human computer interaction
  • usability engineering
  • usable privacy in web


  • C. Warin, D. Seeger, S. Shams, and D. Reinhardt. PrivXR: A Cross-Platform Privacy-Preserving API and Privacy Panel for Extended Reality. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events (PerCom Work-in-Progress), 2024. [PDF]
  • S. Shams and D. Reinhardt. Vision: Supporting Citizens in Adopting Privacy Enhancing Technologies. Proceedings of the 3rd European Symposium on Usable Security (EuroUSEC), 2023. [PDF]