Hisham is a Master of Applied Science student in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Hisham joined the Motion Research Group in September of 2020. He is interested in the field of deep learning and is researching efficient computer vision techniques for pose estimation in sports engineering applications.
Hisham completed his undergraduate degree in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University. Having spinal cord atrophy and being an active wheelchair user has helped him understand the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. An avid athlete, Hisham was a member of the Canadian Men's U-23 National wheelchair basketball team and has represented Team Ontario at the 2015 Canada Winter Games. He has also competed at a provicial level in sledge hockey and wheelchair racing and was recognized as an Ambassador of the Abilities Centre in the Durham region.
As a former engineering intern at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital, Hisham has designed novel machine learning based medical technologies to empower children with speech and motor defecits to communicate and interact with their environment. He personally understands the importance of the synergy between humans and technology and wants to employ skills in Artificial Intelligence and data science to develop non-invasive systems that augment human performance.
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