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Curriculum Vitae

Technical Skills


Programming Languages:

Windows Batch (Shell Script), Windows PowerShell (Shell Script), Assembly (CISC), HTML, PHP, Visual Basic (.NET), C#, C++, ZDoom ACS, SQL

Development Software:

Visual Studio 2015, Unity3D, Notepad++, GitHub, Subversion, SLADE, GZDoom Builder

Software:

Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Audacity, System Architect, ER Assistant [Database]

Online Services:

phpBB, MediaWiki, GitHub, ERD Plus [Database]

Operating Systems:

Microsoft Windows [3.11|9x|2000|XP|7|8|10], GNU\Linux [Ubuntu|Debian]

Certifications


Missing: Test Out Security Pro Cert.

TestOut Security Pro

Earned 2016

TestOut Link

Ability to harden security on a switch and firewalls, configure Virtual LANs within a network, configure security on iPad like devices, encryptions, and perform security within business site.

Research


Algebraic Gamification

Started 2014 - Present

Missing: Gamification Research Image

The study of turning non-game material into games for a better and accelerated learning experience. By this ideology, this will allow students and abroad audience to learn algebraic concepts without the abstract and dryness that comes from a basic class-room setting. But the game, in itself, must be fun and entertaining - otherwise the gamification concept fails as the student will not be motivated to play that particular game.

Publications


How to Apply Gamification Techniques to Design a Gaming Environment for Algebra Concepts

Springer Link

This focuses on the Algebra Gamification techniques in which allows students to play a specific game and yet still be able to learn the algebraic principles over the material.

  • Available Since: 13. November, 2016
  • Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-49625-2_8
Chicago Citation:

Faghihi, Usef, Donald Aguilar, David Chatman, Nicholas Gautier, Jeffrey Gholson, Justin Gholson, Melvin Lipka, Robert Dill, Philippe Fournier-Viger, and Sioui Maldonado-Bouchard. "How to Apply Gamification Techniques to Design a Gaming Environment for Algebra Concepts." In E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training: Third International Conference, eLEOT 2016, Dublin, Ireland, August 31-September 2, 2016, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 62-70. Springer International Publishing, 2017.

Education


Cameron University, Lawton Oklahoma

2010-Present

  • Computer Science - Bachelor Degree
  • Information Technology - Associate Degree

John Adams High School, Miami Florida

2006

  • High School Diploma

Languages


  • English, American
  • German, Germany

Honors and Awards


Dean's Honor Roll

Cameron Link

25.May.2017

  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • For attaining a GPA of 3.00 as a Full Time student for the Spring 2017 semester.

Honorable Mention; Database Competition

29.March.2017

  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • CAT Week; Database Competition

SSS Reading Lab Award

19.April.2013

  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • For hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

SSS Math Lab Award

19.April.2012

  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • For hard work, dedication, and tremendous progress in learning and understanding mathematical concepts.

SSS Individual Tutoring Lab Award

19.April.2012

  • Cameron University; Lawton Oklahoma
  • For participation in the individual tutoring program and a dedication to academic success.

Certificate of Appreciation

22.May.2002

  • Encore Shop Program; Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas
  • For outstanding commitment and valuable contributions to the Encore Shop Program at the Community Services Center.

Collaborations


Armada Team

2012-2014

Helped manage and established running game servers for the Zandronum gaming community. With this, My team and I, were responsible for making sure that the physical server was running at peak performance and making sure that the game servers were running at their optimal performance.

SkullTag Moderator and Community Events

2007-2010

SkullTag Link

Helped with administrative duties such as managing bans, managing forum topics and threads, moderating the official chat rooms (IRC Channels), and helped organize specialized and official community events with or without testing new software beta builds.

Work Experiences


Internship; Gamification Algebra Concepts

2014

Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

Working with a small dedicated team to establish a working project that focuses on getting the players to understand the quadratic equation by keeping the game play fun and interesting.

Food Court Worker, AAFES

2010

Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma

Perform janitorial work within the food court area and help stock the drink fountains.

Shoppette Store Associate

2006-2007

Hanau Hessen, Germany [DoD Europe; USAREUR]

Perform sales on store items but also perform other sales such as: video rentals, DVD repairs, vehicle gas coupons, and car wash. Stock and fronting store, closing and opening protocols. Perform write-ups against customers if violations occur as specified by DoD\USAREUR regulations.

Grocery Bagger, Commissary DECA

2003-2004

Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas

Bag the customer's groceries, escort and load their items to the vehicles.

Encore Thrift Shop

2003

Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas

Assist with incoming donations and organizing the shopping area.

References


Dr. Usef Faghihi

  • Instructor; University of Indianapolis

Professor George McCormick

  • Instructor; Cameron University

Susan Blackwell

  • Store Manager; AAFES [Europe]

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