Shahabedin (Shahab) Sagheb is an assistant collegiate professor at Virginia Tech, appointed in the Honors College in the Calhoun Discovery Program (CDP) and the School of Architecture + Design. In collaboration with Boeing, Shahab develops and teaches transdisciplinary studio courses in CDP.
As a technology designer, his program of research is on augmenting objects and humans in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality experiences. His most recent work emphasizes the simulation of tactile sensations of handling fluids in virtual environments. Results of this research have been published in top tier ACM conferences UIST and TEI. Shahab’s artistic practice, expresses the themes of anonymity, agency, complex systems, playfulness and curiosity. His most recent artwork is Gestures of the Everyday. His artworks have been exhibited in various national venues such as Currents New Media.
Prior to coming to VT, Shahab completed his bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Shiraz University, master’s in Industrial Design at University of Art, Tehran and master’s of fine arts in Digital Technology at Arizona State University (ASU). He has also served as digital design and fabrication coordinator at ASU in the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering.