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.

    Personal profile

    Research Interests

    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
    • Medical Imaging analysis
    • Applications of Machine Learning in Medicine, Cyber security and Business

    Teaching Activity

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

    Employment

    • (Sep 2021 – present) Lecturer at Applied AI and Robotics department, College of Engineering & Physical Sciences, 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 RA and PhD research projects:

    • (2024 – present) Unlocking sleep patterns with advanced data- driven models. Aston University.
    • (2023 – present) Applications of machine learning in paediatric medical imaging segmentation triaging, Engineering for Health. Aston University.
    • (2019 - present) Intrusion Detection for Industrial Control Systems by Machine Learning using Privileged Information. BCU, External supervisor
    • RA Supervision (Jan – March 2024) ADFI prime funding.
    • RA Supervision (April – July 2022) RKE prime funding

    Completed PhD supervision:

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

    Key research projects

    • (Jan 2024 – present, Aston University) ADFI: First seedcorn/pump priming funds (3K). PI - Designing a Human-Centric User Interface for an Explainable Artificial Intelligence Tool in Radiology Imaging. Partners: Sandwell Hospital NHS Trust, Aston Digital Futures institute.
    • (Mar 2022 – August 2022, Aston University) Aston RKE pump priming fund (14K). PI – Machine learning-based tool for detecting chest diseases.: Sandwell Hospital NHS Trust, Aston Digital Futures institute.
    • (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.

    Education/Academic qualification

    BSc, Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University

    MSc, Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University

    SFHEA, Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

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

    External positions

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

    30 Sept 201930 Sept 2026

    Keywords

    • QA76 Computer software
    • Machine learning
    • Medical imaging
    • Data mining
    • natural language processing
    • Applications of Machine Learning in Business

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