Zack

My name is Zakaria Ajmal. “Zakaria” is a biblical name and hence has different spellings and pronunciations in different languages. I don’t mind the different spellings that much, but to make it easy, I am usually known as Zack.

I am 45 years old and am originally from Pakistan where I was born and raised. I was living in Islamabad, the capital city, before coming to the US.

I originally came to the US 19 years ago for graduate school in Electrical and Computer Engineering (research interests: computer vision and graphics/animation, video and image analysis, telepresence, etc.) at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA.

Other than work, I like to camp and hike, travel and take photographs with my digital camera. I am also very much interested in science fiction, history, politics and international affairs.

I got married to Ambrin (nickname: Amber) on December 1, 1994. We have had a lot of fun together and plan to live together happily ever after.

In 2004, a cute Michelle was born to Amber and me. Nowadays, she is the center of our universe. She has a weblog of her own on which we post her photographs, video clips and milestones etc. If you would like to read her blog, please email me.

Places I have lived in

  1. Wah Cantt., Pakistan (Dec 1970 – Jun 1976)
  2. Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Jun 1976 – Nov 1976)
  3. Tripoli, Libya (Nov 1976 – Jan 1983)
  4. Rawalpindi, Pakistan (Sep 1982 – Oct 1984)
  5. Wah Cantt., Pakistan (Oct 1984 – Nov 1994)
  6. Islamabad, Pakistan (Aug 1994 – Sep 1997)
  7. Atlanta, Georgia, USA (Sep 1997 – Mar 2007)
  8. Piscataway, New Jersey, USA (June 1999 – Oct 2004)
  9. Plantation, Florida, USA (May 2000 – Aug 2000)
  10. Fremont, California, USA (May 2001 – Aug 2001)
  11. Milton, Georgia, USA (Mar 2007 – Present)

Countries I have visited/lived in

  1. Pakistan (Dec 1970 – Nov 1976, Sep 1982 – Sep 1997, Dec 2002, Dec 2005, Oct 2008, Oct 2010, Jun-Jul 2011, Nov 2015)
  2. Libya (Nov 1976 – Jan 1983)
  3. United Kingdom (May 1978)
  4. Germany (Jun 1978, Jun 2015)
  5. Belgium (Jun 1978)
  6. Netherlands (Jun 1978)
  7. Saudi Arabia (Jun 1978, Jan 1983)
  8. Turkey (1981, Jun 2014)
  9. Malaysia (Apr 1994)
  10. South Africa (Dec 1996)
  11. United States (Sep 1997 – Present)
  12. Canada (Nov 1999, Mar 2005, Jun 2012)
  13. France (Jul–Aug 2002)
  14. Switzerland (Jan 2006, June-July 2015)
  15. Bahamas (Mar 2009)
  16. Italy (Jul 2009)
  17. Vatican City (Jul 2009)
  18. United Arab Emirates (Jun 2011, Nov 2015)
  19. Austria (Jun 2015)
  20. Peru (Jun 2016)

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