I am an Applied Research Manager at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) in Zurich. i currently lead a team of researchers focusing on efficient solutions for computer vision problems. Primarily, me and his team research and develop models for social presence which run in real-time on mobile devices. My areas of interest focus on generative models, 3D understanding and reconstruction, and mobile LiDAR data exploration.
Education and Early Career
I got my bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon in 2006, and then a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Dundee in Dundee, UK. After my PhD, I joined KAUST as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Visual Computing Center (VCC) from 2012 to 2014. Later I worked as an Integrative Activities Specialist at the Office of Sponsored Research in KAUST for 2 years. At that point I took the leap and co-founded an e-commerce startup, Fig, where I served as CTO. Following this great entrepreneurial experience, I returned to KAUST as a Research scientist from 2018 to 2021. I am currently an Applied Research Manager at FRL in Zurich.