The Support Team
Elie Shammas graduated from the American University of Beirut with a B.E. degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1999. For his MSc at Carnegie Mellon University he designed and built several snake robots, then he acquired a PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University in March 2006. From 2007 till 2010, Elie worked as a research and development engineer at Hexagon Metrology where he developed kinematic calibration algorithms for high accuracy portable Coordinate Measuring Machines. Elie joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the American University of Beirut in 2010 where he is currently an Associate Professor. Elie’s research expertise span multiple disciplines such as robotic joint and mobile robotic platform design, nonholonomic motion planning, and calibration and kinematics of robotic manipulators.
The experience at Stars of Science has been both satisfying and gratifying. Satisfaction comes from the fact that as mentors we are working with several creative candidates who are driven by passion to realize their dreams. Gratification comes from the fact that as mentors not only we are happy to see the progress of our candidates, but also from the fact that SOS is serving a rather crucial and needed regional goal. A goal that fosters the spirit of innovativeness and creativeness in the Arab youth.