About Me

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I grew up in the capital of Jordan, the city of Amman. I loved growing up there, I had so many experiences that shaped who I am. I earned my bachelors degree with a double major in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from the Jordan University of Science and Technology or JUST. During my senior year one of my professors encouraged me to apply to graduate school. So I did, and got accepted into the masters program of aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). During my masters degree I learned that I enjoy engineering research, so after defending my thesis (2012) I decided to apply for the aerospace engineering PhD program at UTA, where I worked in the areas of robotics, unmanned systems, and artificial intelligence. I received my PhD in 2015.

My love for science and engineering started when I was a little kid. I used to hang around air force bases with my dad (who is a Major General (retired) – Royal Jordanian Air force). I watched aircraft take off and land all the time, and the physics involving flight (not that I knew what it was) fascinated me. I was so taken by it as a kid, and pursued it by working towards my mechanical engineering degree at JUST. Back then the school decided to reopen the aeronautics department under the umbrella of mechanical engineering, and I was one of the first students to sign up for the degree. And in graduate school I learned to appreciate many forms of engineering and science. I have a passion for computer programming, robotics, artificial intelligence, physics, and many other disciplines. Which brings me to the purpose of this blog.

I created this blog to talk about how I view science, engineering, and technology. I share my ideas on different technological topics and how the technology we invent affects us. I feel that we go through life learning something everyday, and the more we discuss topics we learn the better we understand them.