Syed Ibrahim Ghaznavi

I am an Assistant Professor and the Department of Computing, Information Technology University (ITU). Before joining ITU, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the O-CAP, University of Oxford where I investigated latest virtual reality based techniques for treating young mental health patients. My research interests include Spatial Computing (VR, AR and MR), Human Computer Interaction 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 by enhancing their food experience (via VR). 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

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