CV


 EDUCATION
2020 (expected) Doctor of Philosophy
Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
2017 Master of Science
Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
2015 Master of Architecture
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
2011 Honors Bachelor of Science (with High Distinction)
Majors:  Architectural Studies and Computer Science, University of Toronto
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
2017 C. C. Gotlieb (Kelly) Graduate Fellowship, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
2016-2017 Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s Award (CGSM), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
2015 The Irving Grossman Prize,  Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto
2015 The Wolfond Scholarship in Wireless Information Technology, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
2014 TD Bank Higher Education Award, University of Toronto
2011 Admission Fellowship, Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto
2010 The John Hamilton Watson Award for International Study, University of Toronto
2010 Studies in International Architecture Travel Grant, University of Toronto
2010 The Anne Marjorie Scholarship for High Standing in the Humanities, University of Toronto
2009 The Isabel Bader In-Course Scholarship, University of Toronto
2009 The Trenwith Computer Science Award, University of Toronto
2009 NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA), University of Toronto
2008 The Salvatore and Marion (Cooper) Brancaccio Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, University of Toronto
2007 Bloor Lands Admission Scholarship, University of Toronto
2007 Admission Scholarship, University of Toronto
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
August 2017-present Research Assistant, Represent Lab, Department of Information Science, Cornell, USA
Sept-Nov 2016 Research Assistant, Design Technology Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of New York Abu Dhabi, UAE
2011-2014 Research Assistant, Responsive Architecture Design (RAD) Lab, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
2014 Grant Developer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto 
Supervisor: Izzeldin Abeulaish
Project: Al Khayma al Sehya [A Moisture Absorbing Fabric Membrane for Indoor Applications in the West Bank]
2010 Research Assistant, Cities Centre, University of Toronto
Supervisor: Eric Miller
Project: Integrated Land Use, Transportation, and Environment (ILUTE) Modelling System
2010 Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Supervisor: Steve Engels
Project: CAD Presenter [A Hand Gesture-Based User Interface for AutoCAD 2010]
2009 Research Assistant, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
Supervisor: Steve Easterbrook
Project: vizExpress [A Wiki Extension for Collaborative Science]
REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
[1]   Samar Sabie, Jay Chen, Azza Abouzied, Fatma Hashim, Harleen Kahlon, and Steve Easterbrook. 2017. Shelter Dynamics in Refugee and IDP Camps: Customization, Permanency, and Opportunities. In Proceedings of LIMITS ’17, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, June 22-24, 2017.
[2]  Samar Sabie, Steve Easterbrook, Cosmin Munteanu, Karan Singh, Olivier St-Cyr, and Fatma Hashim. 2017. Participatory Shelter Design for Displaced Populace: Reflections from a User Study. HCIxB 2017: HCI Across Borders Symposium. CHI 2017.
[3]    Maha Salman, Samar Sabie, Steve Easterbrook, and Josie Abate. Sustainable and Smart: Rethinking What a Smart Home Is. In Proceedings, Fourth International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2016), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 29-September 1, 2016. *Best Paper Award*
[4]    Samar Sabie, Maha Salman, and Steve Easterbrook. Situating Shelter Design and Provision in ICT Discourse for Scarce-Resource Contexts. In Proceedings of the Second ACM Workshop on Computing within Limits (LIMITS ’16), Irvine, CA, USA, June 9-10, 2016. ACM.
[5]    Samar Sabie and Mahtab Sabet. Optimizing Energy Consumption in Communication Networks using Software Defined Networking. In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Environmental Design and Innovation at al Zaytoonah University (ZEC 2016), Amman, Jordan, May 16-18, 2016.
[6]    Maha Salman and Samar Sabie. Urban Sprawl and Planning Challenges for Mega Cities in Canada. In Proceedings of the 10th Sharjah Urban Planning Symposium, Sharjah, UAE, November 23, 2008.
REFEREED POSTERS
[1]    Samar Sabie, Dina Sabie, and Mai Al-Judy. Pervasive Rehab: The Rehab Facility as an Enabler for Healing. The ACM-W Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (CAN-CWiC), Ottawa, Canada, January 22-23, 2016.
[2]    Samar Sabie. vizExpress: Graphing Made Easy in Wiki Pages. The first Ontario Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (ONCWiC), Kingston, Canada, October 22-23, 2009.
ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Course Instructor, University of Toronto
S’ 2017 CSC148: Introduction to Computer Science
Teaching Assistant, Cornell Tech
F’ 2017 INFO 5915: Remaking the City
Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto
S’ 2017 CSC148: Introduction to Computer Science
F’15/W’16/S’ 16/F’16 CSC108: Introduction to Programming
W’16/W’17 ENV381: Special Topics in the Environment: Big Ideas in the Digital World 2 – Social Media and Environmentalism
W’2016 C4M: Computing for Medicine
W’ 2015 ARC2047: Environmental Systems (Second Year M.Arch Building Science Core Course)
F’ 2014 ARC2023: Intermediate Computer Applications (Second Year M.Arch Visual Communication Core Course
Workshop Organizer and Instructor
S’ 2016 Learn How to Code: A Three-Part Workshop Series, UofT Coders, University of Toronto
Lectures: conditionals, functions, classes, packages, Python applications for data visualization
F’ 2014 Sensing, Actuating and Microprocessing: A Hands-on Introduction to Environmental Augmentation
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
F’ 2013 Introduction to Arduino and Microcontroller Programming
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
S’ 2013 PhotoShop Rendering Tutorial for Design Studio 4
College of Architecture Engineering, Ajman University, UAE
Guest Lecturer
August 2016 Design Studio 6: Moving Spaces, RCC Institute of Technology, Yorkville University, Canada
Lecture: Plasticity of Shelter in Forced Displacement Contexts
July 2016 CSC108: Introduction to Programming,  University of Toronto
Lectures : Files, Sets, Dictionaries, Run time, and Sorting Algorithms
Conference Co-Organizer
2013-2014 Architecture Starting with the Brain: A symposium with architecture theorists, historians, philosophers, and artists in the field of Neuro Logics. March 7-8 2014
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
Invited Critic
S’ 2016 Year 5 Final Graduation Studio with Dr. Hadeer Merza
Faculty of Architecture & Design, University of Petra, Jordan
F’ 2015 The Game Social Innovation Competition
Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering,  University of Toronto
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2012-2014 Lead Project Developer, Studio (n-1) Architects, Toronto
2011 Junior Architect. Green Cube, Sharjah, UAE.
2012-2013 Assistant Designer, Geraghty and Associates Design & Strategy Consultancy, Toronto
2010-2011 Assistant Designer and Technology Developer, Khoury Levit Fong, Toronto
2010 Software Developer, York Region Athletic Association, Toronto
2009-present Freelance Web developer
EXHIBITIONS
[1]    Carol Moukheiber, Christos Marcopoulos, Rodolphe el-Khoury, Andrew Piotrowski, Tommy Reslinski, and Samar Sabie. Internet of Moss. Exhibited at ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture Conference. The School of Architecture at Waterloo, Canada, October 24, 2013.
[2]    Carol Moukheiber, Christos Marcopoulos, Rodolphe el-Khoury, Valentina Mele, Jonah Ross, Samar Sabie, Sabastian Savone, Yi Ping See, and Dina Sabie. IM Blanky 1. Exhibited at STITCHES: Suzhou Fast Forward Exhibition, WORKShop Toronto, October 26, 2011 – February 18, 2012.
[3]    Samar Sabie. Agile Domiciles – University of Oxford Edition. Exhibited at Archigram in The UK: Student Work From Summer Abroad ARC 331. John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, November 9-13, 2010.
[4]    Samar Sabie. A Perforated Apartment Unit. Exhibited at 3rd Year Architecture Design Tower Exhibition. John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, December 8, 2009.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
[1] Samar Sabie. Applying Field Lessons to Housing and Spatial History Capturing Closer to Home. iSchool, University of Toronto, Canada, September 21, 2017.
[2] Samar Sabie. What non-technical interdisciplinary impact can you instigate with a computer science degree?. Sisters coding @Rangle, September 23, 2016.
[3] Samar Sabie. Facilitating Participatory Shelter Design and Construction in Camps Through ICT. University of New York Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 23, 2016.
[4] Samar Sabie. Plasticity of Shelter in Forced Displacement Contexts. Academy of Design at the RCC Institute of Technology, Yorkville University, Canada, August 8, 2016.
[5] Samar Sabie. Ameliorating Canada’s Role in Forced Displacement Relief via ICT-based Development Interventions. ACM-W Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (CAN-CWiC), Ottawa, Canada, January 22-23, 2016.
[6] Samar Sabie. Architecture for Protracted RefuScapes: Historiography, Policy, and Design Considerations. Academy of Design at the RCC Institute of Technology, Yorkville University, Canada, 2014.
[7] Samar Sabie. Post-secondary Education Options and Career Paths in the Arts and Sciences for New Immigrants. Father Michael Goetz Secondary School, Mississauga, Canada, 2012.
[8] Samar Sabie. Enabling a Seamless Data Visualization and Sharing User Experience via GoogleChart API. Computer Supported Collaborative Science Session, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, July 29, 2009.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2017 Finalist. IDeA Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlement Competition.
2016 Best Paper Award. 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2016 Audience Popularity Award. 4th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2016 Best Research Poster Award (2nd Place). The 2016 ACM-W Canadian Celebration of Women in Computing Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
2014 Most Valuable Employee, University of Toronto Nona Macdonald Visitors Centre.
Awarded based on excellent performance and exceptional problem solving skills for work on touch-interactive LCD displays during the center’s architectural renovation.
2013 Event of the Year Co-Organizer Award, University of Toronto Students’ Union.
Awarded to the most active campus organizations and organization executives for their leadership and outstanding contributions to the diverse campus community.
2012 Most Creative Executive Member Prize, Enactus University of Toronto.
Awarded to one of 68 young student leaders for design creativity and innovation in problem solving.
2012 Progress through Entrepreneurial Action Competition Winner (Second Place), Financial Literacy Category, Central Canada Level (Ontario and Quebec), Enactus Canada.
2008-2011 Dean’s List, University of Toronto
2007 University of Toronto Scholars Award, University of Toronto
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
2015-2016 Computer Science Graduate Student Benevolent Society (CSGSBS) Representative, Undergraduate Affairs Committee, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
2015-2016 Undergraduate Students Mentor, Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering, University of Toronto
2012-2015 Web and Media Consultant, Daughters for Life, Toronto, Canada
2012-2013 President, Arab Students’ Association, University of Toronto
2011-2012 Director of Web Media, Enactus University of Toronto
2009- 2011 On-site Team Leader and Webmaster, Habitat for Humanity @ UofT, University of Toronto
2009-2010 Ambassador, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
TECHNICAL SKILLS
[1]    Design Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, After Effects), AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Rhino
[2]    Parametric Tools:  Grasshopper, Processing, Rhino Python, MATLAB
[3]    Web Development: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ajax, jQuery, MySQL, XML
[4]    Programming Languages: Python, Java, C#, C++, Arduino
[5]    Languages Spoken: Arabic, English