Unais Sait is a designer and a passionate researcher. He works mainly in the area of human-centered computing, immersive experiences (AR/VR), biomedical devices, machine learning, and mechatronics. He has been involved in several research works which are inclined towards socially significant problems. Before joining NID, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Design at PES University, Bangalore.
Using the Transfer Learning technique, he has designed an AI-based user-friendly “E-Diagnosis” mobile application system for detecting COVID-19 (using X-Ray and breathing sound pattern). This work was later recognized by WHO and NIH as “relevant works for COVID-19” making it an open-access resource during the pandemic. He published several datasets relating to covid-19 which is helping researchers across the world in fighting the pandemic using technologies. He is involved in various projects, including the mechanism design for satellites (Deployment mechanism for solar panels), developing smart manufacturing workbench for iOS etc.
He has authored and co-authored several publications including journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He filed a patent on “ An assistive device for guided meditation” which will help the user to focus on meditation using sensory feedback. He served as the reviewer for the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2021 and the international conference - ASCE India conference 2020. He was ranked as the top 10% of programmers on HackerEarth in 2017. He has presented a research project on daylight visualization using Virtual Reality (VR) for smart buildings at the EPFL, Switzerland. He has received funding from the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee for IEEE GHTC 2019 Conference at Seatle USA. He has organized a workshop on “Design For AR/VR”. Unais has done his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical and Production Engineering from the University of Kerala - TKM College of Engineering and Master's Degree in ‘Product Design and Engineering’ at ‘Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing’ from ‘Indian Institute of Science’ (IISc), Bangalore.