RESUME

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
  • 2020
    Now
    JAPAN

    AvatarCore Director

    AvatarIn Inc.

    Research and Development Director for Avatar Core system. Robotics software development, optimization, and control. Real-time communication with low latency over network and internet. Optimizations for mass deployment. Leading front end developers.
  • 2018
    2020
    JAPAN

    Assistant Professor

    KEIO UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDIA DESIGN

    Mentoring master and Ph.D. student research and thesis. Conducting and publishing my research on human augmentation. Teaching Machine Learning classes. Teaching Physical Prototyping classes.
  • 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.
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
    JAPAN

    PHD DEGREE IN MEDIA DESIGN

    KEIO UNIVERSITY

    Majoring in Media Design at Keio University. Research activities involved in: Haptics, Telexistence, Telepresence, Virtual/Augmented Reality
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