COURSES TAUGHT

CSBP480/CSBP301 Artificial Intelligence (Spring 09, Fall 09)

ITBP219 Object-Oriented Programming (Spring 08, Fall 08, Fall 09)

ITBP320 Data Structures and Algorithms (Summer 08)

CSBP470 / ITBP315 Operating Systems (Summer 08, Fall 08, Spring 08)

MATH100 Computers and Scientific Apps (Fall 07)

ITBP290 IT Core Project (Fall 08)

ITBP490 Senior Project (Spring 08, Spring 09, Spring 10)

In total, taught 16 sections in the last two academic years. Peer and student evaluation reviews excellent; see annual reports and files.


GUEST LECTURES AT MIT

MAS622 Pattern Recognition and Analysis (MIT, 2007)

 

COURSE OR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT 

Course content and curriculum development for course: CSBP301 Artificial Intelligence. Totally new curriculum, including basics of history of AI, software agents, pattern recognition, vision, speech and language tech, robotics, and other topics, to act as the core Intelligent Systems track course. Multimedia presentation and lab material developed, using JNNS, OpenCV, Matlab etc.

 

RESEARCH SUPERVISION FOR MIT

Steve Liu, UROP Project, MIT EECS (2003) "A parallelized and streamlined vision front-end for tabletop robots" Steve Liu graduated with his B.Sc. in EECS from MIT in 2004

Stephen Oney, UROP Project, MIT EECS (2004) "Quantifying GSM performance through the flock of birds sensor" Stephen Oney is currently pursuing his PhD at CMU

Alexander Patrikalakis, UROP Project, MIT EECS (2005) "An attentional-salience-model driven smart ptz camera" Alexander Patrikalakis is finishing his M.Sc. at MIT, after having worked for IBM and several Japanese companies

Brian Wong, UROP Project, MIT EECS (2006) "Vision-driven kinematics model calibration for Ripley the Robot" Brian Wong is currently a researcher at MIT CSAIL

Marjorie Cheng, Advanced Graduation Project, MIT EECS (2006) "Human hand event detection for Ripley the Robot" Marjorie Cheng is currently with Oracle USA.

 

RESEARCH SUPERVISION FOR UAEU

Iman Shebli, Eida Ameri, Fatima Neyadi, Alia Neyadi, UAEU 08 "MoCap for Robot Teaching and Telepresence: Teaching and Controlling a robot arm remotely through motion capture of a human arm"

Hend Al Tair, Amna Yammahi, Amna Shehi, Shaikha Maqdahi, UAEU 08 "Smart MutHaf: 3D Models, Motion Capture, and Animations towards an Interactive Online Museum of the UAE"

Alia Neyadi, Noura Kuwaiti, Asmaa Esmahi, Fatima Neyadi, UAEU 08 "Human and Cat Face Detection" Sara Alketbi, Mariam Alketbi, Alia Marar, Asma AlRashdi, UAEU 08 "MindStorms Among Us: Basic Interactive Behaviors and Collaborative Mapping using Mindstorms"

Rashed Darmaki, Ahmed Muhairi, Hamdan Araifi, Abdullah Kaabi, Saeed Shamsi, Yousef Kaabi, Abdulrahman Nuaimi, Abdullah Falasi, UAEU 09 "Mindstorms soccer: localization, communication, in-field interactions"

Ahmed Daheri, Saeed Merri, Muhamed Kuwaiti, Salem Katheri UAEU 09 "Conversing with Ibn Sina: Towards Dialogic Robots with Arabic Language, Gestural and Expression Capabilities"

 

RESEARCH SUPERVISION FOR GREECE

D. Pantazis M.Eng. Diploma Thesis for AUTH ECE dept., at ITI (2001): "2D and 3D Face Recognition Using Embedded Hidden Markov Models" D. Pantazis is research faculty at USC, after completing his PhD there.

K. Nikou M.Eng. Diploma Thesis for AUTH ECE dept., at ITI (2001): "Detecting salient facial feature points" K. Nikou is currently at Telas, after having worked at Siemens Europe etc.

P. Toulis Started advising towards his PhD at AUTH in 2008/09, currently interrupted as he has moved on to pursue an MS at Harvard

 

ADVISING

At United Arab Emirates University: 

- Advising circa 20 students annually for future studies and course choice.

- Supervised 6 student internships at various organizations so far, and student internship projects (such as the "SMS notification system for patient appointments" at the Oasis Hospital in Al Ain).

- Non-UAEU students performing internships in my lab, such as Mohammed Al Shamsi of HCT, who has built a cell-phone operated hexapod which has received media attention in the UAE, and Nikolaos Giakoumidis of Pireaus Technical University Automation Department. who was a representative of Greece in the World Robotics Olympiad 2009 

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