RESUME

EDUCATION
  • 2005
    2010
    SYRIA

    BACHELOR DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

    DAMASCUS UNIVERSITY

    Received my degree in computer science while majoring in Artificial Intelligence from Damascus University.
  • 2013
    2015
    JAPAN

    MASTER DEGREE IN MEDIA DESIGN

    KEIO UNIVERSITY

    I received my Master Degree in Media Design from the graduate school of Media Design - Keio University with a GPA equivalent to 3.98/4.33 and were selected as one of Dean's students upon graduation.
  • 2015
    2018 (expected)
    JAPAN

    PHD STUDENT

    KEIO UNIVERSITY

    Majoring in Media Design at Keio University, and my current research activities involves in: Haptics, Telexistence, Telepresence, Virtual/Augmented Reality
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
  • 2012
    JAPAN

    GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHER

    GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDIA DESIGN - KEIO UNIVERSITY

    Worked at Tachi-lab as a research student tackling projects related to Telexistence mainly.
  • 2013
    NOW
    JAPAN

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDIA DESIGN - KEIO UNIVERSITY

  • 2009
    2011
    SYRIA

    SENIOR PROGRAMMER, SYSTEM ANALYST

    JOY BOX

    System Designer, Analyzer and Programmer at a game development company: Joy Box. Worked with professional people: Administrators, 2D/3D Designers and Programmers for various projects related to entertainment, education and media.
  • 2011
    2012
    SYRIA

    SENIOR PROGRAMMER, SYSTEM ANALYST

    SYRIATEL

    - Communicating with clients and stakeholders to understand their requirements. - Database development and data immigration. - Developing both Front End and Back End of the software. - Developing reporting tools for the stakeholders. - Communicating with the upper management staff.
HONORS AND AWARDS
  • 2012
    2018
    JAPAN

    MEXT SCHOLARSHIP

    MINISTRY OF EDUCATION IN JAPAN

    Fully paid scholarship covering Master and PhD Degrees in Japanese universities.
  • 2015
    SINGAPORE

    BEST DEMO AWARD

    AUGMENTED HUMAN 2015

    Received Best Demo award at the International Conference of Augmented Human 2015 for the project titled: "Mutual Hand Representation for Telexistence Robots Using Projected Virtual Hands" Reference
  • 2015
    JAPAN

    DEAN'S LIST

    KEIO MEDIA DESIGN

    Honoured as being selected in the dean's list of my graduate school. Reference
  • 2015
    KYOTO - JAPAN

    BEST DEMO AWARD & HONORABLE MENTION AT ICAT'15

    EUROGRAPHICS - ICAT2015

    Won two awards at the 25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence held in Kyoto, Japan. - Honorable Mentions: "Development of Mutual Telexistence System using Virtual Projection of Operator's Egocentric Body Images", Mhd Yamen Saraiji, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Kouta Minamizawa and Susumu Tachi. - Best Demo: "Development of Mutual Telexistence System using Virtual Projection of Operator's Egocentric Body Images" Mhd Yamen Saraiji, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Kouta Minamizawa and Susumu Tachi. Reference
  • 2015
    TOKYO - JAPAN

    PEPPER APP CHALLENGE - BEST AWARD

    SOFTBANK ROBOTICS

    Received best award and best care and welfare prize for the project: HUG Project Reference
  • 2016
    Anaheim - Los Angeles

    STUDENT RESEARCH COMPETITION - GOLD PRIZE

    ACM SIGGRAPH 2016

    Received the first prize at ACM's Student Research Competition for Graduate students category at SIGGRAPH 2016 Reference