Awards

  • University-wide Best Dissertation Honorable Mention from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2021
  • Computing Innovation Fellowship from Computing Research Association and National Science Foundation, 2020 - 2022
  • First Place (Gold Medal) in ACM SIGSPATIAL 2019 Student Research Competition, 2019
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2019 - 2020
  • Best Paper Candidate in ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018, and invited to ACM TSAS special issue on best papers
  • Selected Among Top 10 Finalists in ACM SIGMOD 2017 Student Research Competition, 2017
  • Academic Excellence Award from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Spring 2016
  • Graduate School Fellowship from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2014 - 2015
  • Egypt Media Coverage about my Master's work from Alexandria University
  • Best Bachelor’s Thesis Award from Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, 2010
  • Excellence Certificate of Honor from Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, 2006 - 2010
  • Semi-finalist in Microsoft Imagine Cup local competition, Egypt, 2009

Research Grants

Travel Grants

  • NSF Travel Award from VLDB, 2019 and ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2015, 2017 - 2018
  • ACM Student Travel Award from ACM SIGMOD, 2017 and ACM SIGSPATIAL, 2019
  • IEEE Student Travel Award from IEEE WCNC, 2013
  • IEEE Student Travel Award from IEEE ISDA, 2010