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Mahdi Ebnali, PhD
Harvard Medical School and Mass General Brigham (MGB)

Dr. Mahdi Ebnali is a Research Scientist and Faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital. With a background in Systems Engineering (Ph.D.), Human Factors, and Computer Sciences (M.S.), Dr. Ebnali has developed extensive and multidisciplinary skillsets in tackling scientific and business problems. 

As a researcher, Dr. Ebnali leverages his expertise in cognitive engineering, XR development, machine learning, and sensing technologies to augment human capabilities in complex individual and team-based activities, within a variety of large-scale and federally funded research projects funded by NASA, DoD, NIH, and NSF. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Ebnali is the co-founder of Xtory, an immersive platform based on interactive storytelling to improve clinical performance in a variety of high-risk settings, including emergency medicine, critical care, surgery, military medicine, and space.