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INTERESTS
  • Drawing comics (manga)

  • Languages (esp Japanese)

  • Design

  • Deep conversations with friends

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ASK ME ABOUT
  • Balancing many interests

  • Culture Shock

  • MIT

  • Graduate school

  • Research

  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

  • Product Design

  • Working in Japan

Marwa AlAlawi

EDUCATION
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

2026

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

2020

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering

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Phillips Academy Andover, USA

American High School Diploma

2016

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Khawla Secondary Girls School, Bahrain

2014

Tawjihi

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BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Graduate Student Researcher at HCIE Lab, MIT

  • Current: Research scientist at MIT HCIE Lab(current)

  • Industry internships:VR developer at REACT Neuro for brain health assessment(2020),XR Intern for VR theme park at GREE Japan(2018),XR Developer at Universal Studios Japan(Postponed)

  • Research Internships(MIT): Device Realization(2019-2020),Media Lab Personal Robots Group(2018-2019)

  • Teaching:TA for MechE classes,STEM & Japanese instructor

  • Other: MIT Japan Program Ambassador

ABOUT ME

Salam,Hello,and こんにちは!I’m Marwa,a scientist,an artist,and a language enthusiast.I love all things interdisciplinary,which is reflective of my research field (HCI) as it combines elements from different disciplines such as MechE & EECS!I'm a curious soul & simply find joy in learning.There’s something extremely humbling about knowledge acquisition that makes me realize how much I have yet to learn.As long as you have that child-like curiosity, don't be restricted to one field.The world is meant to be explored by you.

FAVORITE EMOJI

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