My name is Mona Jalal. I am a first-semester Computer Science Ph.D. student in Computer Vision at Boston University advised by Professor Margrit Betke. Prior to joining BU, I was a limited-time R&D Engineer 1 at University of California, Berkeley Center for Augmented Cognition working on an open-source framework for gesture recognition named OpenARK. I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with double major Master's in computer sciences (May 2016) and electrical engineering (August 2014). I have done projects in computer vision, data analysis, database management systems, big data systems and frameworks, Internet of Things, computer architecture, and dependable and fault-tolerant embedded systems. Feel free to contact me via jalal@bu.edu if you have any feedback about my website or want to talk about my projects. In my free time I like to learn about new software and hardware technologies and frameworks, swim, dance, cook and take 20k+ step walks. At the moment, I really miss Tehran, Iran maybe just quite as much as I miss Madison, Wisconsin and Berkeley, California which were my first and second home away from homes respectively.