Employment History
PhD Student at the University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany. Since November 2014 (2 years, 6 months) PhD Student at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Kaiserslautern, Germany. April 2014 - November 2014 (8 months) Teaching & Research Assistant at the German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt March 2012 - July 2013 (1 year 5 months) Research Assistant (Master student) at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Kaiserslautern, Germany. September 2011 - February 2012 (6 months) Junior Teaching Assistant at the German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt September 2009 - June 2011 (1 year 9 months) Junior Research Assistant (Bachelor student) at the University of W├╝rzburg, Germany. March 2010 - May 2010 (3 months)
Professional Services
Organizing Committees
Proceedings Chair: PerDis 2017 Workshop Organizer: PETMEI 2016
Program Committees
PerDis: 2017 MUM: 2016 PETMEI: 2016 Mensch-und-Computer (Short papers): 2015 AutoUI (WIP and Interactive demos): 2015
Conference Reviewing
CHI (Papers): 2016, 2017 (Excellent Review recognition) CHI (Late Breaking Work): 2015, 2016, 2017 CHI (alt.chi): 2016, 2017 UIST (Papers): 2017 ACM MM (Papers): 2017 CHI PLAY (Papers): 2017 UbiComp (Papers): 2016 MobileHCI (Papers): 2016, 2017 ISWC (Papers): 2016 DIS (Papers): 2016, 2017 HRI (Papers): 2017 NordiCHI (Papers): 2016 Augmented Human (Papers): 2016 MUM (Papers,Posters): 2015, 2016 IoT (Posters): 2016 AutoUI (Posters): 2015 Mensch-und-Computer (Posters): 2015 ISMAR (Papers): 2014
Journal Reviewing
ACM Computing Surveys: 2016 IJCIM: 2015
Student Volunteering
PerDis: 2015
Guest Lectures and Invited Talks
Guest Lecture at the "Wave, Touch, Look! - Novel interaction modalities for large public displays" Workshop -- University of Palermo, Italy. Guest Talk at the "Current state and future of gaze interaction" Symposium -- Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Guest Lecture at the Ubiquitous Interactive Systems workshop -- University of Stuttgart, Germany. Invited Talk at the IoT research colloquium -- German Universtiy in Cairo, Egypt. Guest Lecture at Open Games Workshop -- University of Munich, Germany.
Education

M.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering from the German University in Cairo (GUC) class of 2012

B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering from the German University in Cairo (GUC) class of 2011 Excellent with Honors

Honors & Awards
Honorable mention award (top 4% submissions) at CHI 2017, February 2017 Received the Google IoT Technology Research Award, March 2016 Received the LMU Travel Grant for active participation in scientific conferences (Ubicomp 2015), July 2015 Received the GERLS scholarship for PhD studies offered by the DAAD and the MHESR, April 2013 Excellent with Honors (B.Sc.), July 2011 Received the "Outstanding Performance in Software Engineering" award, June 2009 Won the "Software Engineering Cup", June 2009 Received the GUC Study Scholarship for B.Sc. Studies, September 2006
Human Languages
Arabic
Native Proficiency
English
Full Professional Proficiency (ILR scale) - 114/120 in TOEFL iBT
German
Limited working proficiency (ILR scale) - Level C1
French
Elementary proficiency (ILR scale)