Mohamed Mokbel | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
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Dr. Mohamed Mokbel

Dr. Mohamed Mokbel


Chief Scientist
Qatar Computing Research Institute QCRI

  • Phone44 540 539
  • Office locationB1-1213

Biography

Dr. Mohamed Mokbel is a Chief Scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute. His current research interests focus on systems and machine learning techniques for big spatial data and applications. Mohamed is an ACM Distinguished Scientist. His research work has been recognized by the VLDB 10-years Best Paper Award, four conference Best Paper Awards, and the NSF CAREER Award. Mohamed is the past elected Chair of ACM SIGPATIAL, current Editor-in-Chief for Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal, and on the editorial board of ACM Books, ACM TODS, VLDB Journal, ACM TSAS, and GeoInformatica journals. He has also served as PC Vice Chair of ACM SIGMOD and PC Co-Chair for ACM SIGSPATIAL and IEEE MDM.

 


Research Interests

  • Database Systems
  • Spatial and spatio-temporal data
  • GIS

Experience

Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

2017
  • Associate Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

    2011 - 2017
  • Assistant Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

    2005 - 2011

Education

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Purdue University, Indiana, USA

2005
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science

    Alexandria University, Egypt

    1999
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science

    Alexandria University, Egypt

    1996

Selected Publications

  • Ibrahim Sabek and Mohamed F. Mokbel. "Sya: Enabling Spatial Awareness inside Probabilistic Knowledge Base Construction".

    In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2020.

    2020
  • Ahmed Eldawy and Mohamed F. Mokbel. "SpatialHadoop: A MapReduce Framework for Spatial Data".

    In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2015, Seoul, South Korea, April, 2015.

    2015
  • Amr Magdy, Louai Alarabi, Saif Al-Harthi, Mashaal Musleh, Thanaa Ghanem, Sohaib Ghani and Mohamed Mokbel. "Taghreed: A System for Querying, Analyzing, and Visualizing Geotagged Microblogs".

    In Proceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, SIGSPATIAL GIS 2014, Dallas, TX, November 2014

    2014
  • Justin J. Levandoski, Mohamed Sarwat, Ahmed Eldawy, and Mohamed F. Mokbel. " LARS: A Location-Aware Recommender System".

    In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2012, Washington D.C., April 2012

    2012
  • Mohamed F. Mokbel, Chi-Yin Chow, Walid G. Aref. "The New Casper: Query Processing for Location Services without Compromising Privacy".

    In Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, VLDB 2006, Seoul, Korea, pp. 763-774, Sep., 2006.

    2006