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Raja Oueis

About Me

I'm a huge Tony Stark/Iron Man fan– I even dedicated my master's thesis to the fictional guy– and, if I can help it, my scientific contributions to the world will involve brain-robot interaction and exoskeleton technology.

Meanwhile, I'm the Lamba Labs communication manager, a.k.a. Breaker, Breaker, the resident silkscreen printing go-to-guy, and somewhat of a namer of things (yes, members keep asking me to name events, products, …). I also offer my technical skills to projects here at Lamba Labs when the need arises as a tinkerer/programmer, while I thoroughly obsess over my actual job as an event curator at AltCity.

On top of that, I'm a technical researcher/writer/editor. At my thesis defense, the committee suggested I switch from engineering to writing– I didn't know whether that was a compliment to my writing skills or an insult to my engineering skills, though…

Me @ Lamba Labs

My Projects @ Lamba Labs

  • A proximity-sensor-based musical instrument, erroneously (but endearingly) dubbed “The Laser Harp”.

Stay tuned! More of me will be involved with Lamba Labs …

More About Me

Below lies my bio/CV!

Education

Master of Engineering (June 2012)
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Thesis Automated Infrastructureless Inspection of Construction Sites.

Bachelor of Engineering (June 2009)
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

Final Year Project From Gears to Glory- The Design and Development of an Autonomous Soccer-Playing Robot.

Graduate Level Courses Extracurricular Courses
Computer Vision Cognitive Science
Robotics
Biomechanics

Publications

R. Oueis, D. Chdid, K. Hassanieh, H. Khoury, D. Asmar, and I. Elhajj, “Infrastructureless Inspection Process Automation in Construction,” Gerontechnology, 2012, vol. 11, no, 2, pp. 92.

D. Chdid, R. Oueis, H. Khoury, D. Asmar, and I. Elhajj, “Inertial-Vision Sensor Fusion for Pedestrian Localization,” in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2011, pp. 1695-1701.

Certificates

Writing in the Sciences (with Distinction) via Coursera

Experience

Event & Community Curator, February 2013 - Present
AltCity, Beirut, Lebanon

Graduate/ Research/ Teaching Assistant, October 2009 - June 2012
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Guest Lecturer for the Neural Networks module, Spring 2010
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Research Assistant (Internship) June 2008 - August 2008
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Engineering Trainee August 2007 - September 2007
Khater Engineering and Trading, Beirut, Lebanon

Affiliations

SELEMCA's Young Scientists Council (SYSCo) November 2012 - Present

Lamba Labs - Beirut Hackerspace (LLBH) October 2012 - Present

Skills

Programming/Markup Language
MATLAB English: Native
Processing/ Arduino Arabic: Advanced
Python German: Intermediate
LabView French: Basic
LaTex

Interests

Peace Revolution January 2013 - Present I've joined the Peace Revolution online self-development/meditation program and I've applied for the Peace Revolution Fellowship in Thailand.

n Community Creativity December 2012 - Present I attend co-creation workshops hosted by n, a community learning space for collective creativity and relational leadership.

BLOM Beirut Marathon 10k November 2011 I ran for charity, as part of the S.M.I.L.E. Together group.

Hobbies

To quote my fellow Lamba, Bassam: “I'm not an engineer; I'm a human being!”

On that note, I'm an amateur fiction writer. I self-published a book of short stories when I was 15 years old and I've been trying to hone my humble skills ever since. Right now, I'm trying to get inspired by such epics as A Song of Ice and Fire and The Wheel of Time.

Oh and I'm also an avid PS3 (soon to be PS4?) gamer. I tend to prefer third-person action-adventures and Western RPGs, with some miscellaneous stuff on the side. I'm also a fan of games that've spawned their own media franchises, which hold animated films, comic books, and novels to their names. Here's my gamer card:

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