Services and Activities

  • Co-chair of the ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Analytics for Local Events and News, LENS 2017, Redondo Beach, California, USA, 2017
  • Sponsorship chair of the ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Analytics for Local Events and News, LENS 2017, Redondo Beach, California, USA, 2017
  • Reviewer: VLDB Journal 2016-2017, ACM TODS 2017
  • Pre-professorship Services 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.

Awards & Recognitions

  • 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)