Akram Taghavi-Burris, MS

Akram Taghavi-Burris, MS
Instructor in Computer Science
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Computer Science
918-631-3864 Rayzor Hall Room 2125

Education

MEd – University of Central Oklahoma BS – University of Central Oklahoma

Bio

Akram Taghavi-Burris instructor at the University of Tulsa, is an award-winning designer, writer, and educator, whose goal is to inspire you to Get Creative Today. Akram has over 15 years experience teaching game development and design, along with computer graphics, animation and web development in higher education. Her current field of study is in the development of games for emerging technologies such as Augmented and Virtual Reality. Currently, she holds the title of Instructor of Computer Simulation and Gaming at the University of Tulsa and is the coordinator of the Computer Simulation and Gaming Conference (CSGC) which takes place annually at the university. Throughout her career, Akram has been awarded several prestigious awards for her work such as the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Award and, the Davinci Fellows Award for innovation in teaching.

Research Interests

Akram’s current research interests are the development of games for emerging technologies such as Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Teaching Interests

Akram has over 15 years experience teaching game development and design, along with computer graphics, animation and web development in higher education.

Courses Taught

  • Independent Study
  • Game Assets: 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Game Design Concepts
  • Exploration in Gaming Technology
  • Introduction to Game Programming