Dr. Osama Halabi has been active in academia for the last 21 years. Presently, he is working as an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Qatar University. Before joining Qatar University, Dr. Halabi has participated in various organizations in various capacities such as Fujitsu Endowed Chair (Fujitsu Co.,) at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology from 2001 to 2003, a researcher in Virtual Systems Laboratory at Gifu University, Japan, from 2003 to 2006, assistant professor at Iwate University, Japan, from 2006 to 2010. He received an M.Sc. degree in computer science from Shanghai University, and a Ph.D. degree in Information Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 1998, and 2001, respectively. His principal research interests include haptics, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), human-centered computing, robotics, interactive systems, laser graphics, and computer graphics. He has intensive experience in software development for haptic interfaces and virtual reality, especially for medical training and simulation. He developed many multimodal interactive systems that incorporated the sense of touch, smell, and heat. Dr. Halabi has participated in many QNRF and Qatar university research projects. Dr. Halabi was a recipient of many international awards for best research papers and many awards in prestigious technology completions such as the Microsoft Imagine Cup. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, Virtual Reality Society of Japan (VRSJ), and The Society for Art and Science in Japan.