Dr. Mohamed Hefeeda

Mohamed Hefeeda
Principal Scientist
Distributed Systems
+(974) 4454 1432

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I am proud to participate in creating a world-class research lab in the Middle East.

Research Focus at QCRI

Mohamed’s current research interests include multimedia systems and cloud computing.

Previous Experience

 

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Professional Associations and Awards

Associations
  • IEEE, Senior Member
  • ACM, Member
  • ACM SIGMM Member
  • ACM SIGCOMM Member

Awards
  • Awarded one of the prestigious NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS), which were granted to 123 researchers in all Science and Engineering disciplines in Canada  (selected from more than 3,400 applicants in 2011).
  • Best Paper Award (on the hardness of optimally broadcasting multiple video streams with different bit rates) in the IEEE Innovations 2008 conference,
  • Best Technical Demo Award for a mobile TV testbed software in the premier ACM Multimedia 2008 conference
  • Citations on Google Scholar

Education


Selected Research

  • F. Gao, W. Abd-Almageed, and M. Hefeeda, Distributed Approximate Spectral Clustering for Large-Scale Datasets, In Proc. of ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC’12) Conference, pp. 223—234, Delft, The Netherland, June 2012.
  • N. Khodabakshi and M. Hefeeda, Copy Detection of 3D Videos, In Proc. of ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys’12), pp. 131—142, Chapel Hill, NC, February 2012.
  • C. Hsu and M. Hefeeda, Flexible Broadcasting of Scalable Video Streams to Heterogeneous Mobile Devices, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 10(3), pp. 406—418, March 2011.
  • C. Ly, C. Hsu, and M. Hefeeda, Improving Online Gaming Quality using Detour Paths, In Proc. of ACM Multimedia Conference, pp. 55—64, Florence, Italy, October 2010.
  • M. Hefeeda and O. Saleh, Traffic Modeling and Proportional Partial Caching for Peer-to-Peer Systems, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 16(6), pp. 1447–1460, December 2008.
  • List of Publications on DBLP

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2016

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QCRI - IBM Data Science Connect 2016

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QCRI–IBM Data Science Connect 2016  Doha, Qatar 12.30pm –5:30pm, Wednesday, November 16 HBKU Research Complex, Ground Level Multi-Purpose Room Google Map link to location https://goo.gl/maps/...

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Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC'16)

Download ICS File 22/03/2016  - 23/03/2016 ,

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC’16) will be held on 22nd and 23rd March,2016 at the Qatar National Convention Center. The conference aims to advance Qatar’s ambitious ...

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Coding is Cool 2016

Download ICS File 21/03/2016 , QNCC Room 215-217

Organized by Qatar Computing Research Institute and MIT-Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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IBM Watson scientist visits Qatar to present platform that 'thinks like a human'

16/11/2016

IBM Watson’s chief data scientist Romeo Kienzler has visited the Qatar Computing Research Institute to conduct a workshop on Watson, a question-answering platform that can “think like a human”. Mr ...

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QCRI’s BrailleEasy app launched on iOS store

31/08/2016

BrailleEasy, a custom one-handed Braille keyboard developed by the Qatar Computing Research Institute, is now available on the iOS App Store. The Braille keyboard was developed by Barbara Šepič, ...

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QCRI researcher jointly develops new film-making technique

17/07/2016

 A scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a division of Hamad bin Khalifa University, has jointly developed technology that can recreate films and portraits in the style of ...

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