Implementation Support Officer
Concurrently, he is an Executive Research Coordinator at the University of British Columbia, managing the Programming Languages at Artificial Intelligence (PLAI) group at UBC. Prior to joining UBC, he worked as an aerospace consultant with Defence Research and Development Canada, and completed a European Commission funded Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship at ISI Foundation in Italy, studying magnetic phenomena in nanomaterials as part of the ITN-WALL project.
Ali is also an Honorary Board Member and former Chair of SGAC (2016 – 2018). Prior to becoming Chair, he served as the SGAC Operations Manager, Executive Secretary, and Space Safety and Sustainability project group co-lead among other roles. Outside of SGAC, Ali is the vice-chair of the IAF Space Education and Outreach Committee, a member of the IAF Workforce Development-Young Professional Program (WD-YPP) committee and a recipient of the IAF Young Space Leader , and Distinguished Service Awards.