Rabih Younes is a PhD candidate in Computer Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech. He has earned his BE and MSE degrees in Computer Engineering at the Lebanese American University (LAU). Rabih has finished the requirements of the Future Professoriate Certificate Graduate Certificate, and he is one course away from getting certified in Engineering Education.
Besides his research, Rabih works as a Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), an interdisciplinary research institute at Virginia Tech. There, he works at their Create Studio with 3D-printers, laser-cutters, PCB and soldering machines, and all kinds of maker equipment. He also gives workshops and teaches in camps for middle school students about electronics, 3D-printing, and motion capture.
Rabih is expected to graduate in Fall 2017 and he is planning to become a professor afterwards. He loves teaching and interacting with students, and he has some experience teaching in colleges and universities, and tutoring. His research interests include wearable computing, machine learning, engineering education, and Middle Eastern politics.
Rabih is from Lebanon and he is fluent in English, French, and Arabic, while being a beginner in Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, and American Sign Language. His hobbies include: skydiving, guitar, pool (8-ball), martial arts (Aikido), ping pong, traveling, karting, laser tag, paintball, outdoor activities (skiing, hiking, horseback riding, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, etc.), backgammon, and volleyball. For more information, feel free to check his personal website: www.rabihyounes.com.