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

Note: I do not have openings for PhD or Master students.

PhD Students

  • Hussein Abdallah
  • Mossad Helali
  • Reham Omar

Master Students

  • Ishika Dhall
  • Shubham Vashisth
  • Ahmed Aly (with Amr Youssef)
  • Farbod Farhour (with Emad Shihab)
  • Ahmed Helal (defended his Master thesis on Aug 20, 2021)

Undergrad Students

  • Philippe Carrier
  • Duc Nguyen
  • The Kien Nguyen
  • Nadia Sheikh

Current Research projects at CoDS:

  • A Cognitive Knowledge Graph Platform
  • A Feature Store for Data Science Projects
  • A Data Discovery and Auto-Pipelines Platform for Data Science
  • A Knowledge Graph Question Answering Platform for Data Science
  • A Data Security and Privacy Platform Empowered by Knowledge Graph Technologies

Previous Research Projects

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)