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Computer science research plan

March 18, 2013

Research plan for CS Department, Faculty of Computers and information systems, Helwan University,

Spring 2013


The Faculty of Computer Science Department is targeting this year industrial and real practical problems in CS that face our country Egypt. We aim to downsize the gap between the research and the industry by seeking high quality academic research.

With this strategic research plan, the CS department lays out its di- rection for the next two academic years. The plan is the result of a uni ed vision by all sta members to nd out real solutions to current problems we face in Egypt. This important development creates new challenges and opportunities for CS research and education.

1Human Computer Interaction Research Group

1.1Prof. Dr. Mostafa Sami

Network algorithms and protocols

Software testing


1.2Dr. Waleed Youssef

High dimensional clustering and connection to image segmentation

breast cancer detection in digital mammography (continued research)

breast cancer detection in MRI.

1.3Dr. Ayman Ezzat

Driving awareness in ubiquitous computing (Continuing research).

Large display interaction techniques.

Tangible user interface interaction techniques.

Augmented reality.

2Computational Linguistics Research Group

2.1Dr. Mohamed Hagag

Computational Linguistics

Text Mining

Semantic Web and Ontologies

Natural Language Processing

3Image Processing Research Group

3.1Prof. Aliaa Youssif

Multimedia and image processing

Biomedical Imaging and Informat

Computer vision topics

Pattern recognition underlying intelligent behaviour.

Signal analysis and classi cation

3.2Dr. Wessam El Behaidy

Medical and Bio-Informatics research

Image Processing

Pattern recognition

4Parallel processing

4.1Dr. Amal Abou Tabl

Parallel computing

Grid/ cloud computing

Text mining

The Department Word

Computer science department has been founded since the first day of establishing the faculty, in 1996. The staff members were only two, in addition to three teaching assistants. Now, the department is strongly supported by fourteen members, five full professors, one associate professor and eight assistant professors. 

Seventeen teaching assistants are preparing their PhD and Masters’ thesis in the department. The staff members are graduated from different academic schools in France, USA, England, Japan and Egypt. The taught courses in the
department are following the international educational standards. Insisting at satisfying the planed quality in learning, staff members pay great effort. The staff members have wide variety of research interests, such as Software Engineering, Software Quality assurance, Computer Networking, Grid and Cloud Computing, Network Security, Pattern Recognition, Ubiquitous Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Human Machine Interaction, Bioinformatics, Natural Language Processing, and many other subjects. They already have publications in journals and conferences. 
The department is the initiator of great step for enriching the scientific research, by announcing the first research group, namely “HCI research lab”. This lab is supported by personal sponsoring of its members together with
full support of the faculty headquarters and it has already been instituted in the faculty. HCI lab encourages students and young researchers to practice and publishing their researches.
Department Chair
Prof. Mostafa-Sami

About CS department

A- Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Mostafa Sami


B- Professional Information


1- Programme aims

·      Enable graduates to exhibit a high level of practical and theoretical skills over a broad range of Computer Science together with knowledge of currently available techniques and technologies.

·      Explore the principles that support developments in a rapidly changing environment.

·      Provide opportunities for students to understand the wide range of research challenges facing Computer Science, as well as the breadth and depth of research undertaken in this top-rated school, so they are prepared to get on research here or elsewhere.

·      Develop competent professionals able to play a leading part in many different commercial, industrial and academic activities and adapt rapidly to changing technology.

·      Meet industry demand for high caliber graduates who will take a lead in continuing technological change.

·      Prepare students for the social, organizational and professional context in which they will be working.


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