About Me

I'm an engineer who likes doing creative things. I enjoy the things that put a smile on people's face whether it's useful or just entertaining.

Contact Details

Ebrahim Ephrem Karam
ebrahim.karam@gmail.com ebrahim_karam@hotmail.com


Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center (ETC)

Master of Entertainment Technology May 2022

The program focuses on developing products that captivate your audience. They help you develop your interdisciplinary communication skills and team building as you develop prototypes/products.

In one specific course(Building virtual worlds-BVW), you make 5 different games with in 2 weeks sprints with different people each time. I took the role of sound designer.

American University of Beirut

Bachelor of Engineering In Electrical & Computer Engineering
Minor in Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering July 2017

I have a 84.43/100 or a 3.56/4.0 GPA. In my four years I have taken courses in the following fields.

Algorithms Control Electronics
Robotics Industrial Engineering Instrumentation
General Biology Physiology Psychology
Screen Writing Short Film Making Audio Engineering

I have also participated in numerous Clubs and Societies such as the AUB Ciné Club, AUB Plus, AUB Biomedical Engineering Society, & AUB Astronomy Club.

Saint Joseph School

High School Diploma June 2013

Graduated with honors from the General Sciences section. I was top 20% of my class and participated in activities such as O-MUN, Drama Club, Choir, and the varsity track team.


Animax Designs

Software Engineer July 2022 - July 2024

I'm developing and maintaining mostly interactives which is basically anything with a screeen that interacts with an audience. These range from allowing guests to fly their own alien creature to alolowing them to see themselves as a mystical creature

What I do:
● Build and maintain interactives
● Be the boots on the ground during an install whether remote or live
● Have built HMIs to help maintain Animatornics in Theme parks and exhibits. HMIs were built in C# and Perspective Ignition
● Have Developed software to control Animatronics in Structured Text on Beckhoff PLCs
● Have Integrated our Animatronics with Various Show Control Systems

Carngie Mellon University

Concept Designer and Rapid Prototyper May 2022 - July 2022

I was working under John Balash on improvements and new concepts for the Jam-O-Drum. I was specifically part of the CMU ETC Outreach and Engagement Team

What I did:
● Took dimensions of the current Jam-O-Drum and put them into SolidWorks
● Looked at the current limitations of the current design
● Researched materials and technology that could solve the limitations
● Build and Designed some Colorize Activity boxes
● Helped showcase The Colorize project at the Warhol Museum

Aerosol Research Lab

Research Engineer October 2017 - December 2020

The lab aims to check the side effects in consumer products that give an inhalable aerosol such as ecigs, cigarettes, Water pipe (HOOKAHs), etc
● Develop and Build Instruments that measure users’ puffing behaviors
● Understand the electrical functionality of new electronic cigarettes.
● Technical support in the lab
● Implemented the Infrastructure for MSFEA Air pollution Observatory

NAR: Next Automated Robots

Software Engineer Intern June 2017 - August 2017

NAR is a startup that provides drone solutions. I was giving aid in their Raven AI project. The project aims to simply the petrolling process of oil and gas pipelines.
I took on the following tasks
● Integrated GPS into the platform
● Worked on the aesthetics and design of the generated report, which were written in HTML 5 and CSS3.
● Created an interactive map using Google maps API ,which allowed the users to see the obscurities, Flightpath, and pipeline path in a very dynamic way.

Complexity Lab at the University of Barcelona

Technical Support and Research Assistant June 2016 - July 2016

The internship was provided by the IAESTE organization. I was under the supervision and administration of Dr. Albert Diaz-Guilera. I was helping out with the ”Xarxes de col·laboració a la UB” which generates 3D graphs of professors at the university. A node represents the professor, and links between nodes represent if the professors have co-authored. During this internship, I had familiarized myself with Apache servers, Linux, Python, HTML, CSS, and graph theory.
I tackled the following objectives
● Maintained the Server on which the WebApp for the project ran on.
● Improved Python scripts for post- Doctorates under Dr. Albert

Communication Office at the American University of Beirut

Work Study Student September 2015 - February 2017

The communication office is in charge of events held by the university. The Department deals with the University's Alumni and distinguished guests. The office takes charge of the annual opening ceremony and commencement for example.
My task and objectives included the following
● Ushered Guests
● Dealing with requests and complaints
● Crowd Control
● Guidance and Assistance

Baskinta Baytuna & Suburbs Organization

SWMP Coordinator Intern August 2015

BBSO is an NGO that rose during the garbage crisis in Lebanon. The organization was to provide a sustainable and ecological solution for Baskinta & its suburbs. I was the solid waste management program coordinator.
● Keep records on the amount of waste collected
● Collected Data & Statistics to improve the service for the community
● Contacted potential buyers and collectors
● Represented BBSO in conferences and events


This is my current skill set and a graphical representation of each. Please note that not all my skill sets are represented below.

  • C++
  • Python
  • C#
  • Latex
  • Mathematica
  • Sony Vegas
  • HTML5
  • CSS

Other tools include AutoCad, Sketchup, Microsoft Office, Eagle, Brackets, Protools, Reaper, and Audacity

Favorite Quotes

  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • Faith is believing what you know ain't so

    Mark Twain
  • We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV's while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be. We know things are bad - worse than bad. They're crazy. It's like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don't go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won't say anything. Just leave us alone.' Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad!

    Howard Beale from "Network"
  • You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your f***ing khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing c$#p of the world.

    Tyler Durden from "Fight Club"
  • Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a F#$king big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of F#$king fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the F#$k you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing F#$king junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, F#$ked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that?

    Mark "Rent-boy" Renton from "Trainspotting"

A Few Words From My Employers


Mihran Gurunian

Manager of Electrical & Computer Engineering Laboratories


American Univerity Of Beirut/Independent Musician

Words From An Artist


Lara Mneimneh

Events Manager

Communication Office

American University of Beirut

Words From A PR Manager


Charlie El Khoury

Co-founder & CEO

NAR: Next Automated Robots

Words From An Entrepreneur


Albert Díaz-Guilera

Professor of Condensed Matter Physica

Universitat De Barcelona

Words From A Scholar