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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People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests

28/03/2017

As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing “Kumbayah” or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior? A new study, based upon the virtual actions of more than 80,000 players of the ...

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Computer vision research aims to identify overweight people from social media face photos

16/03/2017

Researchers from MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute have developed a novel new facility in the current rush of interest towards computer vision – an algorithm that can identify overweight...

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Algorithm can create a bridge between Clinton and Trump supporters

20/02/2017

A growing number of people have expressed their concern about high levels of polarization in society. For instance, the World Economic Forum's report on global risks lists the increasing societal ...

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2017

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QCRI-MIT CSAIL Annual Research Project Review 2017

Download ICS File 27/03/2017 ,

The QCRI – MIT CSAIL Annual Research Project Review is open to the public on Monday, March 27, 2017, at the HBKU Research Complex Multipurpose Room. The annual meeting is a highlight of a ...

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MLDAS 2017

(MLDAS 2017) Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium

Download ICS File 13/03/2017  - 14/03/2017 , Qatar National Convention Centre

Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2017 Building on the success of the three previous events , Boeing and QCRI will hold the Fourth Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (...

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Women in Data Science

Download ICS File 03/02/2017 ,

Here's a great chance to learn about the latest data science-related research in multiple domains, as part of a global project. Qatar's WiDS event will be held here at the HBKU Research Complex on ...

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News Releases

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QCRI summer 2017 internship applications open

11/03/2017

The Qatar Computing Research Institute, part of Hamad bin Khalifa University, has announced that applications for its summer internship program have opened. The internships are being offered to ...

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MIT-CSAIL's Patrick Winston tells Qatar audience: 'AI is not a threat'

05/03/2017

Artificial intelligence expert says humans should not consider AI to be a major threat to their existence but should use it to enhance it.

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Boeing Partners with QCRI for fourth annual Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (MLDAS)

09/02/2017

The Boeing Company has announced that it will once again partner with the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad bin Khalifa University, to host the fourth annual Machine Learning ...

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