Mohammad (Moe) Hadhrawi

Graduate Student Research Assistant
Office: E15-394
E-Mail: mkh [at] mit

Mohammad is a graduate student research assistant in the Changing Places group at the MIT Media Lab. He graduated, with distinction, from KFUPM with a B.Sc in computer engineering, and then received an M.Sc in Information from the University of Michigan (UM) - Ann Arbor where he specialized in Human-Computer Interaction, and Incentive-Centered Design. Before the master program, Mohammad worked as a satellite network engineer and hub manager to monitor and supervise the installation of VSAT network in the Saudi embassies around Europe and the Middle East.

Mohammad was a Research Associate at CCES, before joining the Media Lab, and worked on the Sustainable Infrastructure Planning System (SIPS) project in which he developed a Collaborative Planning Interface (CoPI) to visualize complex data to support decision makers in making better informed decisions. Before joining CCES, he was a Research Assistance in the Radiation Oncology department at the University of Michigan Health System. He designed a treatment planning system while investigating the collaboration between the treatment team and their interaction with the existing system. Concurrently, he worked on another project to investigate the use of mobile devices, as an enabling technology, to enhance the learning experience for children interacting with exhibits in science museums. He defined design guidelines for mobile devices’ interfaces that will be used by children in science museums.

Mohammad’s interests have been gravitated toward visualizing large datasets, user interface design for digital workspaces, tangible interfaces and enabling technologies. Currently, at the Media Lab, he is working on the CityScope project in which he is designing and developing the user interface and interaction with the physical model of Kendall Square. This includes the tangible and digital interaction with the LEGO bricks, as well as the simulation control elements (inputs and outputs).