I am a scientist at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI). My research is centered around safe reinforcement learning and structure prediction algorithms and motivated by applications in computer vision and health intelligence. I obtained my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with Prof. Alexander Schwing. I graduated with Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical engineering and Information technology from the Technical University of Munich. I also obtained a Master degree in Computer engineering from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, advised by Prof. Sandeep Shukla. I was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, where I worked on my master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli and Prof. Andreas Herkersdorf.
I am serving as a reviewer for the Gaze Meets ML workshop @ NeurIPS 22
I will be giving a talk at MLDAS symposium organized by Boeing and QCRI at MIT
I am serving as as a senior program committee member for AAAI 23
Accepted an offer for a scientist position at Qatar Computing Research Institute
Paper accepted at DRL4IR for oral presentation
Paper accepted at SIGIR
SW: Python, MATLAB, Pytorch, Tensorflow, C/C++
HW: Verilog, VHDL, OpenCL
I am very curious, enjoy learning new skills and exploring new ideas, art, cultures and food. I speak four languages fluently: Arabic, French, German (FSP 1.0) and English. As a teenager, I did a lot of ceramics, silk, glass and oil painting. Later on, I found joy in computer vision research. I also play piano and enjoy reading and traveling.