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Centre for Innovation in Human Experience

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CIHE
 

The Centre for Innovation and Human Experience comprises a group of academics from Middlesex University Dubai and other professionals with varied backgrounds and expertise in the field of Data Science, Robotics, VR/AR and Human Centred Design; working together to meet the needs of organisations, entrepreneurs, and government for humanised digital transformation in business and society. We believe in and practice innovation, empathy, collaboration, safety, integrity, lawfulness and excellence.

As the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates, the Centre for Innovation in Human Experience (CIHx) brings together 3 specialised labs: Insightsx Lab, RoboTechx Lab, and Immersive VRx Lab – each equipped with specialist resources and technology.

Aiming to build communities of practice that capitalise on humanising technologies, CIHx is based on 3 pillars:

Research and Development

CIHx aims to promote research opportunities for stakeholders and experts in various emerging technologies and domain, enabling them to come together with faculties, external researchers and students to solve real-world problems in business and society. Outcomes of such collaboration can result in product development, further publications, and many other opportunities.

Consultancy

CIHx has the expertise and the facilities to offer corporate training, advisory services and to undertake consulting projects in the areas of Data Science, Robotics, Virtual Reality, User Experience, and others.

Preparing the Next Generation

CIHx aims to nurture the talent of students through involving them in projects and research; thus, preparing for the next generation of industry ready IT professionals and entrepreneurs.

 

As the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates, the Centre for Innovation in Human Experience (CIHx) brings together 3 specialised labs:

 

Head of the CIHX

Dr Fehmida Hussain

Associate Professor
Head of Computer Engineering and Informatics Department
Middlesex University Dubai

f.hussain@mdx.ac.ae

 

Fehmida

Advisory Board

Dr Cody Paris

Deputy Director of Academic Planning & Research
Middlesex University Dubai

c.paris@mdx.ac.ae

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cody-morris-paris-7758007b/

Cody

Ghanim Al Falasi

Senior Vice President People Happiness, Innovation- Corporate Services at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

galfalasi@dso.ae

Ghanim Al Falasi

Paul Kayrouz

Head of Fintech, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies Clyde & Co,
Adjunct Faculty Middlesex University Dubai

p.keyrouz@mdx.ac.ae

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pkeyrouz/

Paul Kayrouz

Engie Bashir

User Researcher and Usability Expert
Senior Lecturer
Computer Engineering and Informatics Department
Middlesex University Dubai

e.bashir@mdx.ac.ae

Engie Bashir

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