I am currently an associate professor of Computer Science and the director of both undergraduate and graduate Digital Gaming and Simulations
programs at the School of Arts and
Sciences within the University of Houston-Victoria.
I have a Ph.D. (2009) and an M.Sc. (2006) in Computer Science from the
University of Nevada, Reno.
I also hold an M.Sc. (2004) and a B.Sc. (2001) both in Electronics from the Department of Electrical Engineering at
Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.
My primary research interest is in Artificial Intelligence with an emphasis on Computer and Robot Vision, Visual Computing and Graphics,
Modeling, and Animation in support of Immersive Virtual Reality for Tele-presence and Tele-robotics.
I have worked on object detection and tracking for video surveillance applications and action/intention recognition.
I am generally interested in investigating the applications of basic imagery in conjunction with artificial intelligence tools
to implement efficient communication frameworks for human-computer-robot interaction for gaming and virtual reality applications.
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