Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Possible research topics for PhD supervision include: - Explainable Artificial Intelligence for computer vision tasks - Machine learning approaches and applications in medical image analysis. - Machine learning approaches and applications in Cyber Security.

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    Personal profile

    Research Interests

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

    Teaching Activity

    • (CS2IAI) Introduction to Artificial Intellegence
    • (CS2TP) Team Project
    • (DC2DSA) Data Structures & Algorithms with Java

    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, 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

    External supervisor for the two follwoing PhD research projects at Birmingham City Unniversity:

    • (2019 - present) Intrusion Detection for Industrial Control Systems by Machine Learning using Privileged Information
    • (2018 - 2022) Machine learning Framework for Intelligent Detection of Phishing Websites

    Funding Applications and Awards

    • (March 2022 - July 2022, Aston University) RKE Pump Priming Fund (total grant £14,700) - acting as principal investigator
    • (Feb 2020 - Sep 2021, Birmingham City University) Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project - 4Net technologies (total grant £ 210,523) – Acting as Project leader.
    • (Jul 2020 - Sep 2021, Birmingham City University) Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project - MET (total grant £ 181,788) – Acting as Academic supervisor.
    • (2014) Ramsay research funding award from the University of Birmingham, - acting as co-investigator.

    Key research projects

    • (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. (https://www.projectperseus.co.uk/project)
    • (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, The School of Computer Science, The University of Birmingham

    1 Feb 20101 Sep 2013

    Award Date: 1 Sep 2013

    MSc, Ain Shams University

    Award Date: 1 Nov 2006

    BSc, 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 Sep 201923 Sep 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 Industry

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