Hoshang Kolivand received his MS degree in applied mathematics and computer from Amir- kabir University, Iran, in 1999, and his PhD from Media and Games Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGIC-X) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. . Previously he worked as a lecturer in Shahid Beheshti University, Iran. He has published numerous articles in international journals, conference proceedings and techni-
cal papers, including chapters in books. He is an active reviewer of many conference and international journals. He has also published many books in object-oriented programming and mathematics. His research interests include computer graphics and Augmented Reality.
Lizbeth is Professor of Inclusive Design and Chair of Creative Technology Innovation at UCD, where she directs SMARTlab and the Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland, and is an Exec Board member of the Innovation Academy. She
was elected to Chair the Social Sciences Panel of the Irish Royal Academy in 2012.
She has served as Leonardo Advisor for the Science Gallery Dublin since 2010.
She was Director of Research for Futurelab - David Puttnamâ€™s thinktank for the future of
education- and served in that capacity on the Prime Ministerâ€™s SHINE Panel.
For RITSEC in Cairo, she serves as Director of the Genius Award Programme.
She is well known as an expert in interdisciplinary Art-Technology initiatives including STEAM
education challenges globally, with a specialism in the cross-over between disciplines and community
engagement on a global scale. She and her SMARTlab team have developed numerous creative
educational technology tools and convergent media solutions to the challenges of teaching and learning in the 21st century, for learners of all ages and levels of ability. In this capacity, she has advised on numerous projects in the creative industries including TV/radio/convergent media education projects for children and young people. For the BBC, she researched and presented the Art Works Programme for several years. Since arriving in Ireland, she has acted as Education Expert for the TG4 commission of BB Agus Bella, and is currently advising on two new childrenâ€™s animated TV projects.
In 2008 she won both the top industry prizes from Blackberry Rim: Best Woman in the Academic and Public Sectors & Outstanding Woman in Technology. She was selected by a global panel of industry, academic and NGO experts as one of the CSR Global Top 50 Most Talented Social Innovators: awarded in Mumbai in February 2015. In 2003, Lifetime TV broadcast a tribute
Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service to Women and Children for her pioneering work in her charity, SafetyNET.
Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the video game industry. Skilled in Lecturing, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Game Design, and Adobe Photoshop. Strong education professional with a MA focused in Studio Art: Graphics and Printmaking from New York University.
Sean Nixon has developed the design program as a model for practical applied learning known as The Real World Classroomâ„¢. Presently he is writing a book "The Real World Classroom" to promote applied and experimental learning. Real World Classroom Overview
Over the past 11 years Seanâ€™s efforts in managing the program and teaching has expanded to include, on location instructor lead research, study abroad, blended and online course development.
Sean is the recipient of two Title lll grants, COIL grant, presented at |Cit| SUNY Conference on Instruction & Technology and |STC| Successful Teaching Conferences and public speaker on education.
At the request Chancellor Zimpher he has served on The Innovative Instructional Opportunities Working Group, for the SUNY strategic plan.
Most recently he serves on the Applied Learning Council under the SUNY Provostâ€™s office and is the Applied Learning Representative for SUNY Ulster & SUNY Applied Learning Expert
Nathan Tillett has completed his Master in Fine Art from The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California USA. I serve as Program Direct for Regent Universityâ€™s BFA in Graphic Design and as Professor of Computer Animation in Regentâ€™s BA Computer Animation program.
Serene Srouji, Chair of the Design Department in the College of Sciences and Information System Lebanon. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) where she completed her MFA in Design (Terminal Degree) with high recognition from WhoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. She received her BS in Graphic Design from the Lebanese American University (LAU) where she had extensive international exposure from workshops to seminars spanning the globe. Serene has also gained experience in the industry as an Art Director at various firms such as Blink, Dimpill and Colorcode and is still a freelancer continuously engaging in projects that fall within the advancement of the communication world through visuals and computer-aided designs. Serene Srouji has been teaching courses in Graphic Design (advertising, design, design thinking, typography, computer graphics, digital mediaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦) for the past 10 years. Her current interest lies in design education environments that transcend traditional teachis at Rafik Hariri University, Beirut ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ ng techniques and grant insight into required skills indispensable for the influential workforce
Julia Cassim is working as a professor at Kyoto Institute of Technology and she has experience on Inclusive Design, Participatory and Co-Design Methodologies, Design Project Management, Creative Direction Exhibition curation, design and interpretation, Visual Impairment and Disability Issues
Julia Cassim(Research Area)
Design Project Management, design and interpretation
Anna Hickey-Moody is Professor of Media and Communication at RMIT University. She is interested in generating new stories about experiences of marginalisation in ways that do not re-inscribe disadvantage. Anna is known for her known for her methodological expertise with arts practice, or practice research, which has links to contemporary debates on methodological invention. Recently she has been developing a concept of little public spheres, which theorises disadvantaged young peopleâ€™s creative practices as forms of civic participation. Anna also researches and publishes on masculinity and is interested in the politics and aesthetics of masculinity as embodied critique of institutionalized patterns of hegemony. She has edited a number of collected works, most recently an anthology on new materialism, arts practice and cultural resistance out with Rowman and Littlefield later this year. She has a new book on the politics of educational imaginaries, place and affect with Valerie Harwood, Samantha McMahon and Sarah O'Shea out from Routledge. Her other authored books are "Youth, Arts & Education" (Routledge), "Unimaginable Bodies" (sense) and "Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis
ROSE Academy of Finland project on robotics and service design in healthcare at Laurea UAS, from 2018, CIRC4Life European Commission project on sustainable business models, Laurea, from 2018; Happy Textiles Bazaar, startup, from 2018; Visiting Professor, Oulu U., 2017; Professor, Textiles and Fashion, Swedish Sch. of Textiles, 2015 to 2016; Professor, Dept of Engineering and Graphics Design, St Petersburg Polytech. U., 2014; Visiting Professor, Tongji U., College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2013; Guest Professor, UmeÃ¥ Sch. of Business and Economics, 2011; Research Director, Born Globals in Finnish Rock Exports, Academy of Finland Project, Aalto U. Sch. of Business, 2009 to 2012; Professor, Innovation, Technology, and Science Policy (Sociology), U. of Turku, 2006 to 2011; Chairman, Institutions and Social Mechanisms International Master's Programme, U. of Turku, 2007 to 2011; Academic Visitor, Oxford U., SaÃ¯d Business School, Design in Science and Technology based services workshops, 2006 to 2007; Visiting scholar, Stanford U. 2007, 2005 to 2006, 1998; Associate Principal (Strategy consultant and Research Director), Jaakko PÃ¶yry Consulting, 2002 to 2004; Adjunct Profesor, U. of Art and Design Helsinki, Dept. of Industrial and Strategic Design (now Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture, Dept. of Design), from 2002; Adjunct Professor, Helsinki Sch. of Economics, Management (now Aalto U. School of Business, Dept. of Management and International Business), ffrom 2000 ; Visiting researcher, London Business School, Centre for Operations Management, IBM/LBS Worldclass Manufacturing Project, Centre for Design Management, 1994 to 1996; Investor Relations, Amer Group Ltd (now called Amer Sporting Goods), 1988 to 1989
He have been working in the animation field for the past 20 years as a designer, animator, director and now as an educator and independent film maker. He have worked with numerous clients, including, the Sci-Fi Channel, the Weather Channel, Leo Burnett, and J. Walter Thompson to name a few.