EYAD A. FALLATAH

A Software Engineer with Interest in Education Technology


The guy in the suit

My name is Eyad Fallatah and I am a Senior Software Engineer from Saudi Arabia. Currently, I am a graduate student at Harvard University. Besides my passion for web programming, my interests span all aspects of computer science with a very strong focus on Education Technology, Human-Computer Interaction and Cognitive Science.


What I've been working on

Dyscribe (2016)
A note-taking mobile application for dyslexic college students, which uses the Cornell note-taking method to help recall and comprehension of material
HILO (2016)
A mobile application that tracks EEG waves as well as location, subjects studied and time spent studying, in order to develop the metacognitive strategies needed for continued self-motivation and development of good studying habits
ScratchEd - Harvard University (2016)
Working on the improvement of Scratch, a visual programming language, and finding innovative ways to use it inside the classroom to produce animations, games, music and interactive stories
Brandeis Learning Games Initiative (2014 - 2015)
Worked closely with Professor Robert Sekuler and Timothy Hickey on researching the cognitive processes, especially EEG assays of cognition. We also studied the use of EEG waves to monitor brain activities continuously and transform them into meaningful information.
MoveEd (2014-2016)
Researched using big data and analytics in K-12 education. Using PHP, SQL, and a Fitbit-like device, I worked on implementing a web-based application that tracks different student-activities such as writing, clicking, keystrokes, heart rates and time between meals to improve learning
Standoff Markup (2011 - 2012)
Given that every modern class uses some sort of a CMS, I worked on this project, which aims toward automating the interaction between instructors and content developers throughout the use of pedagogy-oriented Content Markup Language. Sets of plugins were developed to tags content based on pedagogic role of the particular part of the content.
11in1 (2009 - 2011) Discontinued
Developed this open-source CMS using PHP for webmasters who were interested in jump-starting their websites quickly.

Inspiring & Teaching

COSI 105B | Software Engineering and Architecture At Scale (Spring 2015)
Brandeis University
Teaching Assistant to Professor Pito Salas
COSI 11A | Programming in Java and C (Summer 2014)
Brandeis University
Teaching Assistant to Professor Antonella DiLillo
COSI 125A | Human-Computer Interaction (Fall 2013)
Brandeis University
Teaching Assistant to Professor Richard Alterman
COMP 170 | Introduction to Computer Science (Fall 2012)
Loyola University of Chicago
Instructor
COMP 170 | Introduction to Computer Science (Spring 2012)
Loyola University of Chicago
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Andrew Harington
COMP 339-439 | Distributed Systems (Spring 2012)
Loyola University of Chicago
Teaching Assistant to Dr. George Thiruvathukal
COMP 336-436 | Markup Languages (Fall 2011)
Loyola University of Chicago
Teaching Assistant to Dr. George Thiruvathukal
CS 4540 | Human-Computer Interaction (Spring 2011)
University of Utah
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Richard Riesenfeld