Education

  • Ph.D. Jan 2017 (Expected) August 2012 GPA 3.84

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    Human Computer Interaction, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

    Major: Computer Science, Minor: HCI

    Advisor: Dr. Doug A. Bowman

  • Summer Internship May 2016 August 2016

    Research Intern in Magic Leap

    Magic Leap Branch in Mountain View, California

    Mentor: Dr. Jason Wither

  • Summer Internship May 2014 August 2014

    Research Intern in Mixed Reality (MxR) Lab

    Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), University of Southern California (USC)

    Mentor: Dr. Evan Suma

  • M.Sc.2009

    Master of Science in Computer Engineering

    Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnique)

  • B.Sc.2006

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

    Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnique)

Honors & Awards

  • October 2015
    Best paper award, ICAT-EGVE 2015, merger of the 25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and the 20th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, for the paper “An Evaluation of the Effects of Hyper-Natural Components of Interaction Fidelity on Locomotion Performance in Virtual Reality” (with Doug A. Bowman).
  • April 2014
    First prize (people’s choice), 2014 3DUI Contest held at the IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (with Felipe Bacim, Cristian Moral Martos and Doug A. Bowman)
  • April 2016
    Awarded Student SEAD grant through Institute for Creativity Art and Technology at Virginia Tech.
  • April 2014
    Honorable mention, best poster award, IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, 2014, for the poster “Designing Effective Travel Techniques with Bare-hand Interaction” (with Bireswar Laha and Doug A. Bowman)
  • Feb 2015
    Live Broadcast on Weather Channel with Jim Cantore and Dr. Greg Forbes for modelling 2013 Moore Oklahoma tornado in Immersive 3D.
  • May 2006
    Ranked 257th in the Nationwide University Graduate Entrance Exam among more than 40’000 examinees, Iran
  • 2000 - Now
    Member of National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODET)
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