Ali Arya received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic, Iran, in 1990, and his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2004. He has worked as a Research Engineer, System Analyst, and Project Manager in different research centers and leading companies, including Tehran Cybernetic Arm Project, Iran, and Honeywell, Canada, and also as Instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, both in Vancouver, Canada. Since August 2006, he has been an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Technology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His research interests include interactive multimedia systems, human-computer interaction, social user interfaces, virtual worlds and virtual characters, computer graphics and animation, real-time systems, and web-based applications. Ali is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of editorial boards and technical committees of various journals and conferences including International Journal of Computer Games Technology, the Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal, and the CyberGames Conference.
Biography Updated on 23 May 2007