Amr Magdy

Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering                Office: 159B Tomas Rivera Library
Co-founder at the Center for Geospatial Sciences                     Telephone: (951) 827-9223
University of California, Riverside                                                        E-mail: amr@cs.ucr.edu

Amr Magdy is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and a co-founding faculty member of the Center for Geospatial Sciences at UC Riverside. His research interests include database systems, spatial data management, big data management, large-scale data analytics, indexing, and main-memory management. His research is published in prestigious research venues, including ACM SIGMOD, ACM SIGSPATIAL, IEEE ICDE, and IEEE TKDE. Amr's Ph.D. research is recognized among best papers in IEEE ICDE 2014 and has been incubated by several industrial collaborators. In 2018, he received two NSF grants with collaborators from UC Riverside, San Diego State University, and the American Association of Geographers (AAG).

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News

    Nov 2018: Full research paper accepted to appear in the Journal of Location Based Services.
    Nov 2018: Serving as a publicity co-chair ACM SIGSPATIAL 2019 conference
    Oct 2018: Serving as a program committee member for IEEE MDM 2019
    Sep 2018: $1M NSF grant awarded to support Scalable Geospatial Analytics for Social Science Research.
    Sep 2018: New NSF grant awarded for developing geo-computational curriculum and Building Capacity for Inclusive Geo-Computational Thinking. In collaboration with the American Association of Geographers and San Diego State University.
    Aug 2018: Full research paper accepted in ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018 conference.
    Jul 2018: General co-chair for ACM SIGSPATIAL LENS 2018 Workshop
    Jun 2017: Serving as a reviewer for grant proposals for National Science Foundation (NSF), USA
    Jun 2018: Presenting Big Data Research: An Overview in CS4All Code Camp at UC Riverside
    May 2018: Serving as a program committee member for ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018 conference
    May 2018: Presenting A Bird's-eEye View on Microblogs Data Analysis in SoCal Social Workshop at UC Irvine
    Apr 2018: My PhD dissertation has been selected as the sole departmental nominee for the Best Dissertation Competition.
    Apr 2018: Serving as a guest editor for a special issue in Frontiers in Big Data.
    Mar 2018: An encyclopedic article published in Springer Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies: Query Processing: Computational Geometry.
    Jan 2018: A position paper contributed to NSF GSI workshop on GEOSPATIAL SOFTWARE: CONNECTING BIG DATA WITH GEOSPATIAL DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION.
    Dec 2017: Serving as a reviewer for grant proposals for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research of Canada (NSERC), Canada
    Nov 2017: Serving as a program committee member for SSDBM 2018
    Nov 2017: Presenting Kite: A Scalable Microblogs Data Management System in Information Systems Group (ISG) Seminar at UC Irvine
    Oct 2017: Serving as a treasurer co-chair ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018 conference
    Oct 2017: Serving as a guest editor for a special issue in Springer GeoInformatica
    Jul 2017: Thomson Reuters is sponsoring the ACM SIGSPATIAL LENS 2017 Workshop
    Jul 2017: Officially joined UC Riverside CSE Department as an Assistant Professor
    Jun 2017: General co-chair and sponsorship chair for ACM SIGSPATIAL LENS 2017 Workshop

Research Projects

Scalable Geospatial Analysis in Big Data Systems

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Through an interdisciplinary team of geographic information scientists and computer scientists, this project provides the next generation of scalable and high performance spatial analytical techniques. The main project goal is bridging two worlds: the spatial data management and geospatial analysis libraries that perform complex statistical analysis on geospatial datasets. This requires addressing the existing challenges that have hindered intensive utilization of geospatial data from different sources for more extensive analysis than what is currently supported in big data systems. To achieve this, the project will innovate new computational algorithms and combine them with scalable spatial and spatio-temporal data management techniques for regionalization, polygon-based queries, spatial-aware clustering, computational inference, and more.

Kite System

Kite logo on kite.cs.umn.edu
Kite is a scalable Microblogs data management system that supports generic queries efficiently on arbitrary attributes of Microblogs data, e.g., tweets, online reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, or Amazon, user comments on news websites, or social media micro-posts like comments, check-ins and interactions. Kite is being developed as a big umbrella for several scalable data management techniques that are designed to address the unique characteristics of Microblogs data. The ultimate goal of Kite is to serve as a scalable backend that facilitate building applications on top of Microblogs data hiding all the data management details from the developers, just like database systems work as backend for relational data applications. Kite is available for the community to exploit and build upon it for future research and development.

Building Capacity for Inclusive Geo-Computational Thinking

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This project will initiate the formation of a researcher-practitioner partnership (RPP) to articulate K-12 pathways that will expand opportunities for all students to develop geo-computational thinking skills. This pilot RPP is composed of geographers, computer science educators, and geospatial technology specialists experienced in serving underrepresented minority students and communities. This exploratory research is to inform educational standards and tested approaches to help institutions understand the capacity they need to modernize geography education and to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in geo-computational curriculum. Building capacity for inclusive pathways in computational geography will increase the potential of all students to contribute to the national innovative ecosystem. This pilot will provide other regions or states the foundational knowledge to design, develop, and implement a strategy to modernize their pathways to computationally-intensive jobs and college majors. In 2015 the Government Accountability Office raised concerns that "throughout the country, K-12 students may not be acquiring adequate skills in and exposure to geography, which are needed to meet workforce needs in geospatial and other geography-related industries". Graduates with a combination of training in geography and computational thinking is in even shorter supply, so employers across the public and private sectors are limited and forced to choose between hiring a geographer with limited or no computational skills, or a computer science graduate with limited or no expertise in geographic information. This RPP will initiate the design of a long-term mixed-methods approach combining surveys with qualitative data collection to allow other regions or states to design, develop, and implement geo-computational curriculum.

Taghreed System

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Taghreed is a system for querying, analyzing, and visualizing geotagged tweets. Taghreed is the first to manage both recent and historical Twitter data. It digests incoming fast data in real time and scale for billions of historical data items. On both, scalable spatio-temporal keyword queries are supported to facilitate efficient and scalable spatio-temporal analysis and visualization of Twitter data. Taghreed is powering two startups serving social media analysis services for Middle Eastern customers at Wadi Makkah innovation incubator.

Publications

Journal Papers

    Abdulaziz Almaslukh, Amr Magdy, and Sergio Rey. Spatio-temporal Analysis of Meta-data Semantics of Market Shares Over Large Public Geosocial Media Data. To appear in the Journal of Location Based Services, LBSJ, 2018.
    Amr Magdy, Mohamed F. Mokbel, Sameh Elnikety, Suman Nath, and Yuxiong He. Venus: Scalable Real-time Spatial Queries on Microblogs with Adaptive Load Shedding. In IEEE Transactions on Data Engineering, IEEE TKDE, 28(2): pp. 356-370, February, 2016.
    Amr Magdy, Mashaal Musleh, Kareem Tarek, Louai Alarabi, Saif Al-Harthi, Hicham G. Elmongui, Thanaa M. Ghanem, Sohaib Ghani, Mohamed F. Mokbel. Taqreer: A System for Spatio-temporal Analysis on Microblogs. In IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, 38(2): pp. 68-76, June 2015.

Conference Papers

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    Abdulaziz Almaslukh and Amr Magdy. Evaluating Spatial-Keyword Queries on Streaming Data. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018, Seattle, WA, USA, November, 2018.
    Amr Magdy, Rami Alghamdi, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. On Main-memory Flushing in Microblogs Data Management Systems. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, IEEE ICDE 2016, Helsinki, Finland, May, 2016.
    Amr Magdy, Ahmed M. Aly, Mohamed F. Mokbel, Sameh Elnikety, Yuxiong He, Suman Nath, and Walid G. Aref. GeoTrend: Spatial Trending Queries on Real-time Microblogs. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA, October, 2016.
    Christopher Jonathan, Amr Magdy, Mohamed F. Mokbel, and Albert Jonathan. GARNET: A Holistic System Approach for Trending Queries in Microblogs (Industrial Paper). In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, IEEE ICDE 2016, Helsinki, Finland, May, 2016.
    Amr Magdy and Mohamed F. Mokbel. Towards a Microblogs Data Management System. In Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, IEEE MDM 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June, 2015.
    Amr Magdy, Mohamed F. Mokbel, Sameh Elnikety, Suman Nath, and Yuxiong He. Mercury: A Memory-Constrained Spatio-temporal Real-time Search on Microblogs. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, IEEE ICDE 2014, Chicago, IL, April, 2014. Selected among best ICDE papers and invited to TKDE special issue.
    Amr Magdy, Louai Alarabi, Saif Al-Harthi, Mashaal Musleh, Thanaa M. Ghanem, Sohaib Ghani, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. Taghreed: A System for Querying, Analyzing, and Visualizing Geotagged Microblogs. In Proceeding of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014, Dallas, TX, November, 2014.
    Mohamed F. Mokbel, Louai Alarabi, Jie Bao, Ahmed Eldawy, Amr Magdy, Mohamed Sarwat, Ethan Waytas, Steven Yackel. MNTG: An Extensible Web-Based Traffic Generator. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases, SSTD 2013, Munich, Germany, August, 2013. (deployed on mntg.cs.umn.edu)

Tutorials

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    Mohamed F. Mokbel and Amr Magdy. Microblogs Data Management Systems: Querying, Analysis, and Visualization. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Management of Data, ACM SIGMOD 2016, San Francisco, CA, USA, June, 2016. Slides available here.
    Amr Magdy and Mohamed F. Mokbel. Microblogs Data Management and Analysis. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, IEEE ICDE 2016, Helsinki, Finland, May, 2016. Slides available here.

System Demonstrations

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    Amr Magdy and Mohamed F. Mokbel. Demonstration of Kite: A Scalable System for Microblogs Data Management. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, IEEE ICDE 2017, San Diego, CA, April, 2017.
    Amr Magdy, Louai Alarabi, Saif Al-Harthi, Mashaal Musleh, Thanaa M. Ghanem, Sohaib Ghani, Saleh Basalamah, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. Demonstration of Taghreed: A System for Querying, Analyzing, and Visualizing Geotagged Microblogs. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, IEEE ICDE 2015, Seoul, South Korea, April, 2015.
    Thanaa M. Ghanem, Amr Magdy, Mashaal Musleh, Sohaib Ghani, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. VisCAT: Spatio-Temporal Visualization and Aggregation of Categorical Attributes in Twitter Data. In Proceeding of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014, Dallas, TX, November, 2014.
    Amr Magdy, Ahmed M. Aly, Mohamed F. Mokbel, Sameh Elnikety, Yuxiong He, and Suman Nath. Mars: Real-time Spatio-temporal Queries on Microblogs. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, IEEE ICDE 2014, Chicago, IL, April, 2014. (3rd Best Poster Award at U-Spatial Symposium 2014, University of Minnesota)
    Mohamed F. Mokbel, Louai Alarabi, Jie Bao, Ahmed Eldawy, Amr Magdy, Mohamed Sarwat, Ethan Waytas, and Steven Yackel. A Demonstration of MNTG - A Web-based Road Network Traffic Generator. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, IEEE ICDE 2014, Chicago, IL, April, 2014.
    Mohamed Sarwat, Jie Bao, Ahmed Eldawy, Justin J. Levandoski, Amr Magdy, Mohamed F. Mokbel. Sindbad: A Location-based Social Networking System. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Management of Data, ACM SIGMOD 2012, Scottsdale, AZ, May, 2012. (Best Poster Award at U-Spatial Symposium 2012, University of Minnesota)

Book Chapters

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    Amr Magdy. Query Processing: Computational Geometry. Chapter in Encyclopedia of Big Data Technologies, Springer International Publishing, Editors: Sherif Sakr and Albert Zomaya, 2018.
    Mohamed Sarwat, Jie Bao, Chi-Yin Chow, Justin Levandoski, Amr Magdy, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. Context Awareness in Mobile Systems. Chapter in Data Management in Pervasive Systems book, Data-Centric Systems and Applications Book Series, Springer Verlag, Editors: Francesco Colace, Massimo De Santo, Vincenzo Moscato, Antonio Picariello, Fabio A. Schreiber, and Letizia Tanca, 2015.

Patents

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    Mohamed Fathalla Hassan Mokbel, Amr Magdy Mahmoud Ahmed. System and Method for Microblogs Data Management. Provisionally filed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 10, 2014, Ref number: 434819US8.

Workshop and Position Papers

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    Sergio Rey and Amr Magdy. Open Source Geospatial Software: Challenges and Opportunities. In NSF Workshop on GEOSPATIAL SOFTWARE: CONNECTING BIG DATA WITH GEOSPATIAL DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION, Los Angeles, CA, January, 2018.
    Amr Magdy. Scalable Microblogs Data Management. In Proceedings of the SIGMOD PhD Symposium, in conjunction with the ACM International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2016, San Francisco, CA, June, 2016.
    Amr Magdy, Thanaa M. Ghanem, Mashaal Musleh, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. Exploiting Geo-tagged Tweets to Understand Localized Language Diversity. In Proceedings of the First International ACM Workshop on Managing and Mining Enriched Geo-Spatial Data, GeoRich 2014, in conjunction with the ACM SIGMOD Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2014, Snowbird, UT, June, 2014.
    Mohamed Sarwat, Jie Bao, Ahmed Eldawy, Justin J. Levandoski, Amr Magdy, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. The Anatomy of Sindbad: A Location-Aware Social Networking System. In Proceeding of 5th International Workshop on Location-Based Social Networks, LSBN 2012, in conjunction with ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS, November 2012, Redondo Beach, CA (invited paper).
    Amr Magdy and Nayer Wanas. Web-based Statistical Fact Checking of Textual Documents. In Proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on Search and Mining User-generated Contents, SMUC 2010, in conjunction with ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2010), October 26-30, Toronto, Canada (short paper).
    Nayer Wanas, Amr Magdy, and Heba Ashour. Using automatic keyword extraction to detect off-topic posts in online discussion boards. In Proceedings of Content Analysis in Web 2.0 Workshop, CAW 2.0, in conjunction with International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2009), April 20-24, Madrid, Spain.

Funding

NSF logo     Co-PI - NSF Award SES-1831615: RIDIR: Scalable Geospatial Analytics for Social Science Research. PI: Sergio Rey, Co-PIs: Ran Wei, Amr Magdy, Vassilis Tsotras, $1,000,000, 10/1/2018-9/30/2021.
NSF logo     Senior Personnel - NSF Award CNS-1837577: Encoding Geography: Building Capacity for Inclusive Geo-Computational Thinking with Geospatial Technologies. PI: Coline Dony, Co-PIs: Atsushi Nara, Sergio Rey, Michael Solem, $299,989, 11/1/2018-10/31/2020.

Students

PhD Students

    Abdulaziz Almaslukh (2017-Present)
    Yunfan Kang (2018-Present)
    Laila Abdelhafeez (2018-Present)

MSc Students

    Ziang Zhao (2018-Present)
    Zacharias Chasparis (2017-2018, Software Engineer, SF Bay Area)

Undergrad Researchers

    Hau Chen
    Tiffany Cedeno
    Bai Carl
    Abdelrahman Solyman

Teaching

    Fall 2018: CS 141 - Intermediate Data Structures and Algorithms
    Spring 2018: CS 260 - Spatial Data Modeling and Analysis
    Winter 2018: CS 141 - Intermediate Data Structures and Algorithms
    Spring 2016: CSci 5708: Architecture and Implementation of Database Management Systems (at University of Minnesota)

Service and Activities

    Publicity Co-chair of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Geographic Information Systems, SIGSPATIAL, (2019).
    Treasurer Co-chair of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Geographic Information Systems, SIGSPATIAL, (2018-2019).
    Co-chair of the ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Analytics for Local Events and News, LENS 2017 and LENS 2018.
    Sponsorship chair of the ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Analytics for Local Events and News, LENS 2017, Redondo Beach, California, USA, 2017

Editorial Boards

    Springer International Journal on Advances of Computer Science for Geographic Information Systems, GeoInformatica, Special Issue Editor, 2018
    Frontiers in Big Data, Special Issue Editor, 2018

Grant Proposal Reviewer

    Reviewer for National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, 2018
    Reviewer for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research of Canada (NSERC), Canada, 2017

Journal Reviewer

    Springer VLDB Journal, VLDBJ (2016-Present)
    ACM Transactions on Database Systems, TODS (2017-Present)
    IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, TKDE (2018-Present)
    Springer GeoInformatica (2018-Present)
    Springer Distributed and Parallel Databases, DAPD (2018-Present)
    ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, TSAS (2018-Present)
    Elsevier Computers & Graphics Journal, CAG (2018-Present)
    Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, FGCS (2017-Present)
    ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, IJGI (2018-Present)

Conference Technical Program Committee

    IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, MDM, (2019-Present).
    ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Geographic Information Systems, SIGSPATIAL, (2018-Present).
    International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM, (2018-Present).
    IEEE BigData Congress, (2018-Present).

Workshops Program Committee

    International ACM SIGMOD Workshop on Managing and Mining Enriched Geo-Spatial Data, GeoRich (2018-Present).
    IEEE Big Spatial Data Workshop, (2018-Present).
    ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Geoadvertising Meets Geosocial, Geoadvertising (2018-Present).
    International Workshop on Social Computing, IWSC, in conjunction with WWW 2017.

UCR Computer Science PhD Committee

    Ryan Rivas
Main adviser: Vagelis Hristidis
    Lin Jiang
Main adviser: Zhijia Zhao
    Tin Vu
Main adviser: Ahmed Eldawy
    James Fang
Main adviser: Vassilis Tsotras
    Sourya Roy
Main adviser: Silas Richelson

UCR Computer Science MSc Committee

    Yiwen Su
Main adviser: Vagelis Hristidis

University and Public Service

    Reviewer for UCR Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Mini-Grants. (2018)
    CS4All Code Camp: research presentation about big data research to K-12 students. (2018)
    Judge at UCR Undergraduate Research Symposium. (2018)
    Representing CSE department in Scholarship Celebration and Highlander Day 2018.
    STEM expert consultant at the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) Science Fair Expo 2017.

Pre-professorship Service and Activities

    External Reviewer: VLDB 2012-2017, ICDE 2012-2016, SIGMOD 2012-2017, SIGSPATIAL 2014-2016, SSTD 2013, GeoInformatica, TKDE, EDBT 2017, MDM 2012-2013, SSDBM 2012-2013, and ICDCS 2012
    Student Volunteer in NSF Workshop on Social Networks and Mobility in the Cloud, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014, 2016.
    Webmaster for PersDB 2012
    Research Mentor in Egypt Scholars Advanced Lab. (Jun 2015-Feb 2016)
    Advising Mentor for three years in Alexandria ACM Chapter Mentorship Program. Mentee has joined Ph.D. program in a distinguished US research group. (2013-2016)
    Microsoft Student Partner in Alexandria University during academic year 2007/2008.
    Alexandria ACM Student Chapter, 2005-2008 (program committee member, treasurer, and course coordinator).
    Mentor of 17 students in the 4th Egyptian Olympiad in Informatics (EOI 2006), 11 of them got medals.

Honors

    Best research paper candidate in ICDE 2014, invited to TKDE special issue.
    Finalist in Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship 2014, Data Management and Data Mining.
    Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 2015, University of Minnesota.
    Best demonstration award in UMN U-Spatial Symposium 2012 and 3rd in U-Spatial Symposium 2014.
    Ten travel grants to major conferences in databases and spatial databases.
    Prof. Naaem Aboutaleb award for academic excellence - Alexandria University - 2008. (awarded to top two students among all the department's 67 students)
    Bronze medals in 3rd and 4th Egyptian Olympiad in Informatics (EOI 2005 and 2006).
    National Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education - 2003 (among top 0.1% students nation-wide)

News Depot

    Jan 2017: Kite demo paper accepted in IEEE ICDE 2017.
    Jan 2017: The first version of Kite system is released.
    Sep 2016: A full paper accepted in ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016.
    Mar 2016: A tutorial accepted in ACM SIGMOD 2016.
    Dec 2015: A tutorial and two full papers accepted in IEEE ICDE 2016
    Dec 2015: A tutorial, a full research paper, and a full industrial paper accepted in IEEE ICDE 2016.
    Oct 2015: A full research paper accepted in IEEE TKDE.
Amr Magdy, Mohamed F. Mokbel, Sameh Elnikety, Suman Nath, and Yuxiong He. "Venus: Scalable Real-time Spatial Queries on Microblogs with Adaptive Load Shedding". In IEEE Transactions on Data Engineering, October, 2015.
    Jun 2015: A full industrial paper in IEEE MDM 2015.
Amr Magdy and Mohamed F. Mokbel. "Towards a Microblogs Data Management System". In Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June, 2015.
    Apr 2015: A demo paper accepted in IEEE ICDE 2015.
Amr Magdy, Louai Alarabi, Saif Al-Harthi, Mashaal Musleh, Thanaa M. Ghanem, Sohaib Ghani, Saleh Basalamah, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. "Demonstration of Taghreed: A System for Querying, Analyzing, and Visualizing Geotagged Microblogs". In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2015, Seoul, South Korea, April, 2015.
    Oct 2014: Our full research paper in IEEE ICDE 2014 has been selected among best ICDE papers and invited to TKDE special issue.
    Sep 2014: A full paper accepted in ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014.
Amr Magdy, Louai Alarabi, Saif Al-Harthi, Mashaal Musleh, Thanaa M. Ghanem, Sohaib Ghani, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. "Taghreed: A System for Querying, Analyzing, and Visualizing Geotagged Microblogs". In Proceeding of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014, Dallas, TX, November, 2014.
    Sep 2014: A demo paper accepted in ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014.
Thanaa M. Ghanem, Amr Magdy, Mashaal Musleh, Sohaib Ghani, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. "VisCAT: Spatio-Temporal Visualization and Aggregation of Categorical Attributes in Twitter Data". In Proceeding of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014, Dallas, TX, November, 2014.
    Jun 2014: A research paper accepted in GeoRich 2014 workshop, in conjunction with SIGMOD 2014.
Amr Magdy, Thanaa M. Ghanem, Mashaal Musleh, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. "Exploiting Geo-tagged Tweets to Understand Localized Language Diversity". In Proceedings of the First International ACM Workshop on Managing and Mining Enriched Geo-Spatial Data, GeoRich 2014, in conjunction with the ACM SIGMOD Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD 2014, Snowbird, UT, June, 2014.
    Oct 2013: A full research paper accepted in IEEE ICDE 2014.
Amr Magdy, Mohamed F. Mokbel, Sameh Elnikety, Suman Nath, and Yuxiong He. "Mercury: A Memory-Constrained Spatio-temporal Real-time Search on Microblogs". In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2014, Chicago, IL, April, 2014.
    Oct 2013: Two demo papers accepted in IEEE ICDE 2014.