Mohamed Mokbel | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
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 locationB103, HBKU Research Complex B1

Biography

Mohamed Mokbel is Chief Scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute. Before joining QCRI, he held positions as Professor at the University of Minnesota, visiting researcher at Microsoft Research, and Founding Technical Director of GIS Technology Innovation Center, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University, USA, and an MSC and BSc from Alexandria University, Egypt. 

His current research interests focus on system infrastructure for spatial data and applications. His research work has been recognized with the VLDB 10-Year Best Paper Award, four conference 'best paper awards', and the NSF Career Award. Mohamed is the past elected Chair of ACM SIGSPATIAL, current Editor-in-Chief for Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal, and is on the editorial board of ACM Books, ACM TODS, VLDB Journal, ACM TSAS, and GoeInformatica 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 Data
  • GIS

Experience

Chief Scientist

Qatar Computing Research Institute

2017 - Present
  • Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor

    Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, USA

    2005 - Present
  • Founding Technical Director

    GIS Technology Innovation Center, KSA

    2013 - 2016
  • Visiting Researcher

    Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA

    2008, 2010, 2012

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, Mashaal Musleh, Mohamed Mokbel.

    "TurboReg: A Framework for Scaling up Spatial Logistic Regression Models". In 'Proceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018, Seattle, WA, November 2018.

    2018
  • Louai Alarabi, Mohamed F. Mokbel, and Mashaal Musleh.

    "ST-Hadoop: A MapReduce Framework for Spatio-Temporal Data". GeoInformatica 22(4): 785-813 (2018).

    2018
  • Christopher Jonathan and Mohamed Mokbel.

    "Stella: Geotagging Images via Crowdsourcing". In 'Proceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems', ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018, Seattle, WA, November 2018.

    2018
  • Mohamed Sarwat, Raha Moraffah, Mohamed Mokbel, and James Avery.

    "Database System Support for Personalized Recommendation Applications". In 'Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering', IEEE ICDE 2017, San Diego, CA, April 2017.

    2017
  • Ahmed Eldawy, Mohamed F. Mokbel, and Christopher Jonathan.

    "HadoopViz: A MapReduce Framework for Extensible Visualization of Big Spatial Data". In 'Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering', IEEE ICDE 2016, Helsinki, Finland, May 2016.

    2016
  • Ahmed Eldawy and Mohamed F. Mokbel.

    "SpatialHadoop: A MapReduce Framework for Spatial Data". In 'Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering', IEEE 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', ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2014, Dallas, TX, November 2014.

    2014
  • Mohamed Sarwat, Sameh Elnikety, Yuxiong He, and Mohamed F. Mokbel.

    "Horton: A Distributed System for Processing Declarative Reachability Queries over Partitioned Graphs". In 'Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Databases, VLDB 2014, Hangzhou, China, September 2014.

    2014
  • Mohamed Sarwat, Justin Levandoski, Ahmed Eldawy, and Mohamed F. Mokbel

    "LARS*: A Scalable and Efficient Location-Aware Recommender System". IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE TKDE, 26(6), 1384-1399, 2014.

    2014
  • Justin Levandoski, Ahmed Eldawy, Mohamed F. Mokbel, and Mohamed Khalefa.

    "Flexible and Extensible Preference Evaluation in Database Systems". ACM Trans on Database Sys., ACM TODS, 38(3), 2013.

    2013
  • Jie Bao, Yu Zheng and Mohamed Mokbel.

    "Location-Based and Preference-Aware Recommendation Using Sparse Geo-Social Networking Data". In 'Proceedings of the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems', ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2012, Redondo Beach, California, November 2012.

    2012
  • David B. Lomet and Mohamed F. Mokbel.

    "Locking Key Ranges with Unbundled Transaction Services". In 'Proceedings of the International Conference on Very Large Data Bases', VLDB 2009, Lyon, France, August 2009.

    2009
  • Mohamed F. Mokbel, Chi-Yin Chow, and 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, September 2006.

    2006