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Expert in Machine Learning and Technology Innovation Management

Expert ID: 732722 Egypt

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Expert is one of the renowned Pioneers in the field of Arabic Optical Character Recognition, both on academic and industrial levels. He has published several research papers, holds a PCT Patent, and headed industrial product development in this field during his post as a scientist in IBM and head of R&D in Sakhr Corporation.

His research has included the following:
• Arabic Natural Language Processing
• Arabic optical Character Recognition
• Arabic Information and Knowledge Retrieval
• Arabization technologies
• Soft Computing Algorithms : (Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic Genetic Algorithms, Support Vector Machines ).
• Technical Analysis for Stock Market Trading (Local Professional Stock Trading Certificate passed two International Levels for Chartered Market Technicians CMT1 and CMT2)
• Application of Artificial Intelligence and Soft-Computing techniques in Stock Market Trading

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: PhD Subject: Pattern Recognition and Soft Computing Institution: Cairo University
Year: 2003 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Administration- Finance (Worldwide Top Student) Institution: Maastricht School of Management
Year: 1985 Degree: MS Subject: Solar Energy Applied Mathematical Modeling Institution: Cairo University
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Systems Engineering (Distinction: Highest Honor, Top Student) Institution: Cairo University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to 2015 Employer: American University Cairo (AUC) Title: Adjunct Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities: Expert taught Business Statistics to MBA students.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Employer: Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: He was stewarded national strategy and execution of technology-based
incubation programs, including:
• Formulation, implementation and management of a nationwide technology-based incubation Center
• Supervising and directing a framework for managing startups
• Linking startups entrepreneurs to VC's via VC-readiness programs .
• Tying university- generated ideas to business concepts
• Developing a Mentor Network using Egypt’s subject matter expertise
• Running IP management programs with reputable partners
Years: 1993 to 2011 Employer: Cairo University Title: Associate Professor Department: Responsibilities: Expert taught courses including:
- Computer Languages Laboratory
- Fundamentals of Computer Science
- Pattern Recognition
- Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks
- Support Vector Machines
- Fuzzy Logic
- Genetic Algorithms
- Signal Processing
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Microsoft Corp Title: Director of Research Department: Responsibilities: Expert led R&D in the following areas:
• Arabic Information retrieval,
• Windows Phone Arabic Localization,
• Pattern recognition and Image Processing, and
• Arabic Morphological analysis and Machine Translation
Years: 2007 to 2010 Employer: Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Title: Senior Advisor to the Minster for Technology Development Department: Responsibilities: He contributed his expertise to the minister of technology development.
Years: 2007 to 2010 Employer: Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Title: CEO and Deputy Minister Department: Responsibilities: Expert stewarded the government agency in charge of IT industry development in Egypt. He reported directly to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
Years: 2001 to 2007 Employer: IMAGiNET Software (now CIT MOBiDIV) Title: Founder and CEO Department: Responsibilities: As entrepreneur and CEO, Expert founded this software company specializing in embedded software development, Arabic localization, Arabic microbrowsing using PDA's, and Arabic handwriting recognition technology. This company remains the regional leader in providing arabization for Microsoft Windows Mobile Platform with the majority market share in the Middle East.
Years: 1996 to 2000 Employer: Sakhr Software Title: Executive Director Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for technical management, SW engineering management, and Genuine Research, in addition to administrative and operational management.
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: Sakhr Software Title: Chief Scientist Department: Responsibilities: He led a team of scientist and programmers in conducting research and development for a practical Arabic Optical Character Recognition System.
Years: 1994 to 1995 Employer: Cairo University Title: Visiting Professor Department: Responsibilities: Expert taught courses in:
- Computational Graph Theory,
- Introduction to Computer Science, and
- Structured Programming
Years: 1986 to 1992 Employer: IBM Research Center Title: Associate Scientist Department: Responsibilities: As Research Team Leader, Expert supervised the development of the Arabic Optical Character Recognition Project on different platforms (VM/370, OS/2 and RISC 6000). The main emphasis was the development under GUI environments (OS/2).

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2011 to 2011 Agency: Ministry of communication and Information technology Role: CEO tiec Description: In charge of the national strategy and execution of technology based incubation programs : Formulation implementation and management of a nation-wide technology based incubation Center • Designing and managing Business plans competition • Supervising and directing a framework for managing startups • Linking startups entrepreneurs to VCs though VC-readiness programs . • Tying university- generated ideas to Business concepts • Developing a Mentor Network using Egypt’s subject matter expertise • Running IP management programs with reputable partners
Years: 2007 to 2010 Agency: Ministry of communication and Information technology Role: Deputy Minister , CEO itida Description: Heading the government Agency in charge of the IT Industry Development in Egypt reporting directly to the Minister of communications and Information technology. Main Mandate: Branding of ICT Sector • Export Promotion • Local SMEs Development • Innovation and Incubation Management • Industry – Research linkage Programs • Regulatory Roles (E-signature – Intellectual Property Office) • FDI Attraction in the ICT Sector • Supporting the overall ICT Eco-system
Years: 2007 to 2007 Agency: Ministry of communication and Information technology Role: Senior Adviser to Minister for technology development Description: ITAC : Engineered, designed and managed an IT Academia collaboration program .

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2010 to 2011 Country / Region: Egypt Summary: Director of Research Microsoft innovation Center, Cairo EGYPT Leading R&D in the following areas : • Innovative Mobile Applications (location-based, Video-Stitching) • Arabic Information retrieval • Mobile-based Pattern recognition and Image Processing • Arabic Morphological analysis and Machine Translation
Years: 2010 to 2011 Country / Region: UAE Summary: Visiting Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, UAE University - Al Ain. I was holding 15 Credit hours/ week teaching the following Courses : - Computational Graph Theory 3 hrs. - Introduction to Computer Science 4 hrs. - Structured Programming 2 hrs. - Senior Project (Boys) 3 hrs. - Senior Project (Girls) 3 hrs. Introduced state - of the- art Computational paradigms to the Senior students in the projects, namely Fuzzy Logic (Girls Students) Neural Networks (Boys Students), and applied to Pattern Recognition.

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
IBM: Invention Achievement Award
Government of Egypt: Promotional Excellence Award for Engineering Sciences
Ibn Khaldoon Center: First Scientific Innovation Prize Ranked first among researchers in the Arab world.
Government of Egypt: President's Excellence Award
Student of the Year Award Director's Cup - MBA Graduation in Maastricht School of Management
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert holds 3 patents.

He has 40 publications / research papers.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Arabic Native/bilingual
English Professionally proficient

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