Syed Ibrahim Ghaznavi



I am a postdoctoral researcher at the O-CAP, University of Oxford. I work with Prof. Daniel Freeman and Dr. Aitor Rovira on investigating latest virtual reality based techniques for treating young mental health patients. My interests include (not limited to) Virtual & Augmented reality Systems, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Networks and Information Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D).

During my PhD at the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, I worked with Prof. Abbas Edalat, Prof. Duncan Gillies and Dr. Dasha Nicholls on building an immersive virtual reality platform for Self-attachment therapy (SAT). SAT protocols require that the user, in a simulated immersive VR environment, role plays as an adult and interacts compassionately with their customised photorealistic childhood avatar to enhance their capacities for self-regulation of emotions. The immersive virtual reality platform for SAT enabled the users to interact with their customized photorealistic childhood avatar in virtual reality.

In the past, I visited Media-Labs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a graduate researcher where I worked on building an immersive virtual reality platform which could enable Astronaut's physical and mental wellness. I also built the Rescue Base Station (RBS) - a customized cellular network which can reinstate GSM cellular services in catastrophe struck areas - in collaboration with Prof. Umar Saif, Prof. Tapan Parikh and Dr. Kurtis Heimerl and our work received widespread international media coverage.

More details about my research here.

Curriculum Vitae



Contact:
Department of Psychiatry,
University of Oxford,
Oxford OX3 7JX, UK
Email: ibrahim.ghaznavi[at]psych[dot]ox[dot]ac[dot]uk
Mob: +447802304446
Twitter: @Ghaznavi