Mohamed Khamis:

University of Glasgow

Mohamed Khamis is a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, UK. His research interests are at the intersection of Human Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, and User Privacy and Security. In particular, he worked in eye tracking, gaze-based interaction, mobile devices, public displays, virtual reality, and usable security. Mohamed started establishing a community of Egyptian HCI researchers in 2014 using a Facebook group. He and other group members planned and organized talks and sessions at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. He organized informal annual gatherings for Egyptian HCI researchers at the CHI conference. In CHI 2016, he was among the first to join an initiative for creating a community of ArabHCI researchers. He then actively participated in the first Arab SIG meeting at CHI 2017, and co-organized the first ArabHCI workshop at CHI 2018. He is a founding member of Cairo ACM SIGCHI Chapter .
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Ask me about : Human-Computer Interaction, Human-centered security, Usable Security, Ubiquitous Computing

Perihan Elbaz:

Service Delivery Manager , GCSSD

I am an information system professional and researcher with a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, from Institute of studies and statistical research (ISSR) – Cairo University. I am working in the IT Industry since June 1996. I have more than 20 years working experience in Information Systems, analysis, design and building UCD departments in some of the Egyptian software houses in Egypt. I have a strong understanding of UCD processes and methods. My research interests include Information Systems usability, Human Computer Interaction, User-centered Design and cultural effect on systems usability. In these topics, I have published several papers in national and international conferences and journals. In the meantime, i am a local group contact person of The Information Architecture Institute in Egypt. I have a strong understanding of Project management and delivery of services technology to clients. Delivery with oversees a number of key functions within IT department. That enable the delivery of a high quality service to end users, and to ensure service support and facing role, and requires establishing and managing expectations within the business and drive IT team to achieve those expectations to a high standard.
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Ask me about : User Centered Design , Human Computer Interaction, Usability, The Influence of Culture on System’s Usability, Business/System Analysis, Project Management.

Galal H. Galal-Edeen:

Cairo University/ UCL

A professor of information systems engineering at the Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo university, certified usability analyst & internationally certified trainer. Worked at various UK universities for almost 20 years & led many consultancy assignments and research projects. Interested in innovation, gave and received extensive training on innovation, IP, technology transfer, research commercialisation and the management of technological innovation. Served as University Chair on Innovation, as head of department and as vice-dean. Education: BSc Management Sciences (SAMS, Cairo); MSc Systems Analysis and Design (City University, UK); PhD Information Systems Engineering (Brunel University, UK); BA Architecture (Univ. of Greenwich, UK); MSc Spatial Design Architecture and Cities (UCL, UK). Visiting Professor at UCL, UK and served as visiting professor at Nile University and at AUC. Member of the British Computer Society. Interests: Photography, Art & Architecture, and Scuba Diving.
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Ask me about :Innovation, Usability evaluation, user research

Ghada Refaat El Said :Management Information Systems Department – Future University in EGYPTDr Ghada Refaat El Said is an Information Technology professional, researcher, and a member of university academic staff. She is currently an associate professor of Management Information Systems at the Future University in Egypt. She is a freelancer in the areas of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and System’s Usability. In the HCI specialization, she conducted number of research projects, namely on Usability for Arabic speakers culture, and published in number of international journals, and HCI conferences. Dr El Said gained a master of science from the School of Computer Science and Information Technology, Nottingham University, an a PhD from the Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, UK. Both degrees focus on usability evaluation of Information System for Arabic speakers’ users.
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Ask me about :  Human Computer Interaction – Information Systems Usability

Seif Eldin Samer Abdelwahab:

Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University
9th term computer and communications student, I work as freelancer in the field of photography, videography and art directing. I am interested in HCI since I was research assistant with Dr.Shaimaa Lazem in 2017 during and before the Hilali summer school which had for goal to provide the HCI concepts for the students attending the school to create a usable mobile application for Bedouins in Borg El-Arab to preserve their culture. I am a robotics instructor for kids between 10 and 12 years. I am interested also in machine learning since I had pattern recognition course last term at the university.

Ask me about : HCI, UX, web design, database, machine learning, photography, videography, movie editing

Mahinour Elsheikh:

Software developer ,Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University

last year computer and communication student and a former volunteer at Microsoft Student Partner Club . I am interested in HCI when i joined the Hilali summer school to create a mobile application for Bedouins . I am mainly interested in machine learning and deep learning fields as i have worked in several applications and project related to them.
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Ask me about : machine learning , computer vision, HCI,software development , books.

Amr Ahmed Ismail:

Babelfounded Babel which is a media production house and is a Behance Local Community Leader  , have more than 5 years experience in media production and  specialized in filmmaking and UI. Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Communication Department 2018
Ask me about :  Entrepreneurship, UI/UX Design , Film-making.

Abdelrahman El-Adawy

Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University
An Electronics and Communications department graduate, a Database architect and Fullstack developer for a Brimore, and the Chairman of IEEE AlexSB who likes to read, write, play music, do handcrafts and paint. Currently in the process of pursuing an “embedded systems” career. Obviously a multifield enthusiast, worked as a Translator and a Research Assistant in non-engineering domains before, but the fact remains that Engineering and Writing are the two main pillars so far. Ask me about my blogs, or codes anytime!
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Ask me about : Database Design, Embedded Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Spoken Languages, Puzzles

Ayah Yasser:

Software Engineer
A computer & communications 2018 graduate from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University. .An IEEE AlexSB volunteer since 2015. Junior software developer .Aspiring writer; ironically working in research as well as trying to write a novel. Loves stories and reading.

Ask me about :-Research (Network Security) – Software development

Sherif Ashraf

Faculty of Engineering – Alexandria UniversitySherif is an undergraduate Electronics & Communication student who is also a graphic designer. He started design in 2012 and since then he has been part of organizations like IEEE AlexSB and media production houses like Babel.
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Ask me about : UI, UX, Graphic Design, Web Design, 3D Art