Researcher

Dr Ali Darejeh

My Expertise

Educational Technologies, Metaverse, Virtual / Augmented Reality, Serious Games, Gamification, E-Learning Systems, and User Interface Design for Users with disability.

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Virtual and mixed reality, Serious games, Learning, motivation and emotion, Computer-Human Interaction, Software Engineering, Interfaces and Presentation (excl. Computer-Human, Virtual Reality and Related Simulation

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Biography

Ali Darejeh has a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and he is currently working as a lecturer and computer science researcher in the field of Human-Computer Interaction at UNSW. He has over 10 years of teaching, research, and industry experience and frequently publishes in high-rank journals. His major research interests are educational technologies including virtual/augmented reality,...view more

Ali Darejeh has a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and he is currently working as a lecturer and computer science researcher in the field of Human-Computer Interaction at UNSW. He has over 10 years of teaching, research, and industry experience and frequently publishes in high-rank journals. His major research interests are educational technologies including virtual/augmented reality, serious games, gamification, e-learning systems, and user interface design for users with limited computer literacy. Ali conducts interdisciplinary research focusing on integrating new technologies and techniques such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and gamification with psychological and educational theories such as cognitive load, self-determination, and constructivism in order to design software for people with special needs and eLearning platforms that can increase users’ motivation and learning performance. Other than academic degrees and research experiences, Ali has years of industrial experience as a UX researcher and gamification designer in different industries such as oil and gas, medical, finance, and insurance. In addition, he is the founder of Research Tech Software Solution and Degree game studio, which focuses on developing game-based learning platforms, and innovative mobile apps.


My Qualifications

Ph.D. in Computer science in the field of human-computer-interaction from the University of New South Wales.


My Awards

  • CSE fund to work on the application of virtual and augmented reality for running online classes.
  • Best presentation award in CSE research symposium 2018, Awarded by School of computer science, UNSW.

My Research Activities

A virtual reality-based e-learning platform to increase the students' engagement in the classroom and decrease their cognitive load. It's a Metaverse world that enables students to learn programming in a gamified environment.


My Teaching

  • Computer Graphics course
  • Human-computer interaction course
  • Engineering Design and Professional Practice
  • Software engineering course
  • Database, Spreadsheet, & Web design course
  • Ethics and management course
  • Software project course
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