Ali Momeni, Professor of the Practice
Ali Momeni, 250th Anniversary Professor of the Practice, FY2018-20 co-hosted by the Data Science Initiative
Ali Momeni was born in Iran and emigrated to the US at age 12. He studied physics and music at Swarthmore College and received his PhD in music composition, improvisation and performance with computers from the University of California, Berkeley. Between 2007 and 2011, Momeni was an assistant professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota, where he directed the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, and founded the urban projection collective called the MAW. Momeni also served as associate professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University where he founded and directed CMU ArtFab, a laboratory focused on making complex creative workflows accessible to youth and non-technical folks. Momeni was also a founding faculty member in CMU’s IDEATE program. In 2018, he joined Shield.ai as senior principal scientist focused on User Experience, and Brown University as a Professor of the Practice co-hosted by the Brown Arts Initiative and Data Science Initiative. He is also co-founder of IRL Labs, an educational technology start-up that seeks to transform everyday situations into interactive learning opportunities through technology.