Employment History
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. As of September 2018 Research Associate at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany. November 2014 - August 2018 Research Associate 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) Summer Intern at Etisalat, Egypt July 2010 - August 2010 (2 months) Junior Research Assistant (Bachelor student) at the University of Würzburg, Germany. March 2010 - May 2010 (3 months) Summer Intern at Etisalat, Egypt August 2009 - September 2009 (2 months)
Academic Honors
Honorable mention award (top 5% submissions) at CHI 2020, March 2020 Honorable mention award (top 5% submissions) at MobileCHI 2018, September 2018 Honorable mention award (top 5% submissions) at CHI 2018, February 2018 Honorable mention award (top 5% submissions) at MUM 2017, November 2017 Honorable mention award (top 5% submissions) at CHI 2017, February 2017
Research Grants
08/2021 - 02/2023 Funder: PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for IoT Systems Title: PT.HEAT: Preventing THErmal ATtacks People: Mohamed Khamis (PI, 100% ownership) Awarded: £177,075
04/2021 - 03/2022 Funder: National Cyber Securty Centre (NCSC) Title: Emergence of cybersecurity capability across Critical National infrastructure People: Mohamed Khamis (PI, 50% ownership), Tania Wallis (Research Co-I, 50% ownership) Awarded: £140,731 (£133,659 for UofG)
04/2021 - 03/2023 Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Title: TAPS: Assessing, Mitigating and Raising Awareness of the Security and Privacy Risks of Thermal Imaging (EP/V008870/1) People: Mohamed Khamis (PI, 100% ownership), Karola Marky (PDRA) Awarded: £262,119
03/2020 - 11/2021 Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh Title: Understanding and Mitigating the Security Risks of Thermal Imaging People: Mohamed Khamis (PI, 100% ownership) Awarded: £65,616
Other Peer-reviewed Research Grants
Rewards for Excellence prize from the University of Glasgow (£7,500), February 2021 John Robertson Bequest research grant (£1,500), March 2019 Google IoT Technology Research Award ($300), March 2016
Education

PhD in Media Informatics (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany. 2018

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

Professional Services
Funding Panels
- UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Peer Review College - National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online (REPHRAIN) Peer Review College - EPSRC Associate College Member - Academic Adviser for the UK's Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
PhD Examination
Internal PhD examiner (Glasgow) Rawan Baalous Internal PhD examiner (Glasgow) Ahmed Eidhah A Alzahrani Internal PhD examiner (Glasgow) Jamie Ferguson
Organizing Committees
General Chair: PerDis 2019 Sponsorship and Industry Track Chair: ETRA 2020, ETRA 2021 Demos Chair: MUM 2018 Proceedings Chair: PerDis 2017 Workshop Organizer: PETMEI 2016, ArabHCI 2018, iHDI 2019, Human-centered Cyber Security 2019, XR 2020, EyeSec '21.
Editorial Boards
International Journal on Human-Computer Studies since 2020 Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) since 2021
Guest Editor
Special issue on Pervasive Displays in Springer journal on Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Special issue on HCI in the Arab World in the ACM Interactions Magazine
Program Committees
CHI Papers (AC): 2019, 2020, 2021 IFIP TC13 Interact (AC for Full Papers): 2021 CHI Best Papers Committee: 2020 CHI Student Research Competition (AC): 2020 CHI LBW (AC): 2018 PerDis: 2017, 2018 MUM: 2016, 2017, 2018 PETMEI: 2016, 2018 ET4S: 2018 Mensch-und-Computer: 2015, 2017, 2018 AutoUI (WIP and Interactive demos): 2015
Journal Reviewing
IMWUT: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security: 2017, 2018, 2019 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction: 2019, 2020 ACM Computing Surveys: 2016 International Journal of Geographical Information: 2017 International Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work: 2020 IJCIM: 2015
Conference Reviewing
CHI (Papers): 2016, 2017 (Excellent Review), 2018 (Excellent Review), 2019 (AC), 2020 (AC) CHI (Late Breaking Work): 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 (AC) CHI (alt.chi): 2016, 2017 UIST (Papers): 2017, 2018, 2020 ACM MM (Papers): 2017 CHI PLAY (Papers): 2017 ETRA (Papers): 2018 ICMI (Papers): 2017 UbiComp (Papers): 2016 MobileHCI (Papers): 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 ISWC (Papers): 2016 DIS (Papers): 2016, 2017 HRI (Papers): 2017, 2018 ISS (Papers): 2020 NordiCHI (Papers): 2016, 2018, 2020 Augmented Human (Papers): 2016 MUM (Papers,Posters): 2015, 2016, 2017 IoT (Posters): 2016 ISMAR (Papers): 2014 COGAIN: 2017
Student Volunteering
PerDis: 2015
Other Memberships
Professional Membership at the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Member of Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI) Founding member of Cairo ACM SIGCHI Chapter.
Guest Lectures, Invited Talks and Tutorials
Keynote on "Security and Privacy in the 21st Century" at the IndiaHCI 2020 Workshop on Privacy and the Pandemic in South Asia: Work From Home Culture, Class and Domestic Space. Delivered online. Keynote on "The interplay between Privacy, Security and Eye Tracking in the Wild: Opportunities and Challenges" at the ECCV 2020 Workshop on Open Eyes: Eye Gaze in AR, VR, and in the Wild. Delivered online. Invited talk on "Human-centered Security" at CairoCHI, Egypt's official ACM SIGCHI local chapter. Guest Talk on "Privacy Respecting Ubiquitous Systems" at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Conference Tutorial on "Foundations of interactive Pervasive Display Systems: Understanding the future of digital signage" at PerDis 2018. 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 -- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
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)