I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer-Science and Software Engineering at Concordia University in Montreal, and the head of the Cognitive Data Science (CoDS) lab. My research program focuses on developing systems for Linked Data Science on federated and big datasets. My research interests are in the broad areas of knowledge graphs, graph neural networks, parallel/distributed systems, and data management.

**Note: I do not have openings for Master students.**

PhD Students

  • Hussein Abdallah
  • Reham Omar
  • Mossad Helali
  • Ahmed Aly (with Amr Youssef)

Master Students

  • Niki Monjazeb
  • Waleed Afandi
  • Omij Mangukiya
  • Ishika Dhall
  • Shubham Vashisth
  • Farbod Farhour (with Emad Shihab) (defended his Master thesis on May 2022)
  • Ahmed Helal (defended his Master thesis on Aug 20, 2021)

Undergrad Students

  • Philippe Carrier
  • Yasaman Sabbagh

Current Research projects at CoDS:

  • A Chatbot Platform for Knowledge Graphs
  • A Graph ML-Enabled Knowledge Graph Platform
  • A Linked Data Scince Knowledge Graph Platform
  • Automating Data Preparation and Feature Discovery Pipelines
  • A Cyber Threats Hunting Platform Powered by Graph Neural Networks

Academic Service

A Program Committee member of:

I also regularly review for a number of international journals including:

  • ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS)
  • The International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB Journal)
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE)
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS)
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCCSI)
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data (TBD)