Hi, I am Ali and my mission is to accelerate and democratize innovation in emerging fields by building and deploying novel tools and integrated development platforms; to empower makers, researchers, engineers, and artists with new opportunities to rapidly bring projects to life, enabling them to create the futures they envision. I am an HCI researcher and a PhD student at MIT Media Lab.

alims at media dot mit dot edu

Selected Research Projects


Modular, Integrated Pneumatics Development Platform for Soft Robotics Actuation and Control

Wearable Sanitizer

Open-Source, On-Body Sanitizer for the COVID Pandemic

General Purpose PCB Designs

Arduino Libraries

DAC Library

Arduino Pneumatics Library

Pressure Sensor Library

Miscellaneous and Archived Works