Hi, my name is Dr Sami Salama Hussen Hajjaj, and welcome to my humble website. 

Ever since I was a child, I was always fascinated with science, technology, and how things were made. At college, I realized I was good at explaining things to others, as I come from a family of teachers, as my father and uncle were educators. So I decided to pursue a career in Academia where I can fulfil my two passions. In 2007, that became a reality when I started my first full-time position as University Lecturer in Engineering. 

My involvement with Robotics, and Automation in general, began during my Master's studies when I took some Mechatronics electives. This continued in my PhD research, where I focused entirely on Robot Software and System Development. It was also during my PhD years that I discovered and began to work on the Internet of Things (IoT) and related areas. 

Today, I am a Senior Lecturer (corresponds to Associate Professor in North America), and a Certified Trainer (HRDF). Also, I am a Professional Engineer (PEng, Ir), a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE), and a Certified IoT Specialist (CIoTs). My research areas include Robotics, Automation, the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and more recently, the impact of Technology on Society. 

About this website:

This website is my platform to showcase my work and interact with others. On this website, you can see my research activities, ongoing projects and training sessions, and others. You can also get involved; you can follow my projects, join or collaborate on my research, suggest training topics, and comment on my articles and posts. I will happy and honoured to hear from you. Specifically, the website is divided into the following sections. 

Recent: Highlights my recent activities, be it events I attended, new publications, training, or others. You can choose to follow my activities and get notified when something new happens.  

Academic: This section outlines my academic career; education, employment, recognition, qualifications, teaching, and administrative experience.  

Research: This section presents my research projects, publications lists, awards gallery, and collaborations. You can choose to follow a project, i.e. get notified when a related paper is published or a patent is filed, etc. or you can join a research and become an active member.  

MyTraining: (Under Development) This section showcases the list of training topics I conducted, currently conducting, and planning to conduct. This section also includes a space for you to recommend or suggest a training topic. 

MyCorner: This is a space where I share my thoughts with the world. Here I write about research, activities, events, technology, as well as personal issues. Here you can provide your feedback and comments. This section is new so I am still working on adding content there. 

ContactMe: .. if you have something in mind. Would you like to collaborate on a new project? conduct a training? offer me some funding :) ? or anything else, just drop me a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.