Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Looking for PhD students who want to explore and address research problems in the following topics:
    - Ethics and Data Bias in AI-enabled Healthcare Systems
    - Explainable Artificial Intelligence for computer vision tasks
    - Machine learning approaches in medical image analysis.

    Knowledge and skills required in a PhD applicant:
    - A minimum of a UK First or Upper Second-Class Honours undergraduate degree in computer science related field.
    - Experience and knowledge in machine learning design and development using one of the AI programming languages e.g. Python
    - Excellent communication skills to express ideas effectively, orally, graphically and in writing

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    Personal profile

    Research Interests

    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
    • Medical Imaging analysis
    • Applications of Machine Learning in Medicine, Cyber security and industry
    • Natural Language Processing and its applications in Medicine and Industry.

    Teaching Activity

    • (CS2IAI) Introduction to Artificial Intellegence
    • (CS2TP) Team Project
    • (CS4870) Team Project

    Employment

    • (Sep 2021 – present) Lecturer in Computer Science, at College of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Informatics & Digital Technology, Aston University, UK.
    • (Jan 2020 – Aug 2021) Senior Lecturer at school of Computing and Digital Technology, Faculty of Computing Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE), Birmingham City University (BCU), UK
    • (Jan 2018 – Dec 2019) Lecturer at school of Computing and Digital Technology, CEBE, BCU, UK
    • (Aug 2015 - Dec 2018) Research Fellow at the Institute of clinical sciences, School of Dentistry, The University of Birmingham (UoB), UK.
    • (Sep 2014 – Jul 2015) Teaching Fellow at The School of Computer Science, UoB, UK.
    • (Jan 2014 – Sep 2014) Research Fellow in Machine Learning at The School of Computer Science, UoB, UK.
    • (Mar 2009 – Apr 2010) Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Media Engineering and Technology - Computer Science Department, German University in Cairo (GUC), Cairo, Egypt.
    • (Sep 2004 – Feb 2009) Teaching Assistance, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences – Information System Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

    PhD Supervision

    Co-supervising the following PhD research projects:

    • (2023- present)  Applications of machine learning in paediatric medical imaging segmentation triaging. Sinling Tiffany Yu, Engineering for Health. Aston University.
    • (2019 - present) Intrusion Detection for Industrial Control Systems by Machine Learning using Privileged Information. Birmingham City Unniversity.

    Completed PhD supervision:

    • (2018 - 2022) Machine learning Framework for Intelligent Detection of Phishing Websites. Award receievd in 2022. Birmingham City Unniversity.

    Key research projects

    • (July 2021 – present, Aston University) co-investigator in ESRC project “Understanding how servitization can impact UK economic productivity and environmental performance” (total grant £1,849,775.15)  (www.servitization.ac.uk
    • (2019 – 2021, Birmingham City University) Principle investigator of the PERSEUS project - an Innovate UK/APC (Advanced Propulsion Centre) funded project led by Jaguar Land Rover. Total grant £199,000.00. (Project Perseus)
    • (2020 – 2021, Birmingham City University) Project leader for Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project - 4Net technologies (total grant £ 210,523).
    • (2020 – 2021, Birmingham City University) Academic supervisor for Innovate UK, KTP project – MET (total grant £ 181,788) – July 2020.
    • (2018 – 2020, Birmingham City University) Academic advisor of Innovate UK, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project - Kadfire (total grant £136,487)
    • (2015 – 2018, University of Birmingham) Research Fellow on project funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (Novel context-based segmentation algorithms for intelligent microscopy)
    • (Jan 2014 – Sep 2014) Research Fellow in Machine Learning at The School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham, UK. Project funded by Ramsay research.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • (2019 - present) Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. The school of Computing and Digital Technology, Birmingham City University, UK
    • (2018 - present) Honorary Research Fellow at The Institute of Clinical Sciences, The school of Dentistry, The University of Birmingham, UK

     

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Ph.D. in Machine Learning, The School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham

    1 Feb 20101 Sept 2013

    Award Date: 1 Sept 2013

    MSc, Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University

    Award Date: 1 Nov 2006

    BSc, Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University

    Award Date: 1 Nov 2000

    External positions

    Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Birmingham, College of Clinical Sciences, The University of Birmingham, College of Clinical Sciences

    30 Sept 201923 Sept 2023

    Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, The Higher Education Academy

    Keywords

    • QA76 Computer software
    • Machine learning
    • Medical imaging
    • Data mining
    • Computer Vision
    • Applications of Machine Learning in Cyber Security
    • Applications of Machine Learning in Business

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