Author: S. M. Hajsadr
Massoud studied at Sunderland University gaining a 1stclass honors degree in Electronic and Control Engineering in 1988 and with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence in 1991. During this time Massoud worked as a research assistant and provided support to first year degree students undertaking projects. This was followed by a year as a research fellow at Newcastle University and as a part time lecturer teaching computer simulation.
Massoud then went to work for Prism Technologies as a control/software engineer before returning to Iran.He spent five years in Iran between 1995-2000 first of all working for Iran\'s Ministry of Industry as Head of Research Officer. He then worked for Yazd University as a Dean in the Electrical and Electronics department and head of their control research group. Then he worked as Managing Director for a software production and consultancy firm while continuing to teaching as part time lecturer at Tehran University.
Massoud worked as a freelance business system designer and programmer for just over a year after returning to England from Iran in December 2000. This freelance work involved programming with Visual Basic,Java and C as well as designing websites for a number of small businesses. He then became a lecturer at the college on the HE Computing & Business Technology team.
During the period 1990-2003 Massoud has had fourteen articles published. He is the creator of animated teaching pedagogy and has written and practiced this approach through many years of his teaching. Currently some of his work is presented on his site at http://elesson.co.uk.
Hajsadr, S. M., Steward, A. P. (1990): Knowledge Acquisition and Hypertext in Manufacturing. In: Diaper, Dan, Gilmore, David J., Cockton, Gilbert, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 90 - 3rd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction August 27-31, 1990, Cambridge, UK. pp. 821-826.