Dr. Ali Arya received a B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic, Iran, in 1990, and his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from the Department of Elec. and Computer Eng., University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2004. He has worked as 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 post-doctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, both in Vancouver, Canada. Since August 2006, he has been with the School of Information Technology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada where he is an associate professor and coordinator of Interactive Multimedia & Design program.
His research interests include interactive multimedia systems, human-computer interaction, social user interfaces, virtual worlds and virtual characters, computer graphics and animation, games and digital art and entertainment. Ali is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of editorial board 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.
Ali will be presenting: “Depth Sensitive Vision-based Human Computer Interaction Using Arm/Hand Gestures” with Farzin Niaki.