Mohamad Eid, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mohamad Eid

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi


Ph.D., University of Ottawa

Mohamad Eid is the co-author of the book: Haptics Technologies: Bringing Touch to Multimedia (Springers 2011); co-chair of the 3rd International IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Services and Technologies for E-health (MUST-EH 2013); and has been a local organizing chair for Haptic-Audio-Visual Environment and Gaming (HAVE) for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. His current research interests include Haptics and multi-modal human computer interaction, serious gaming and tangible interfaces, and biofeedback technologies. Eid served as a teaching and research associate at the University of Ottawa from June 2008 until April 2012. He has won several awards for academic and research distinction including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Award of Excellence, University of Ottawa Excellence scholarship, and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) scholarship. Eid received his B.E. from Beirut Arab University; M.E. from the American University Beirut; and Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa.

Haptics is the study of human-computer interaction through touch. Mohamad Eid, assistant professor of practice of Electrical Engineering, discusses his interactive tool designed to help teach the writing of Arabic script and how devices like these may help improve instruction in the future.