I am a research fellow (level B) at the School of Systems and Computing, UNSW Canberra, Australia. I'm an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence and a reviewer for over fifteen journals and conferences. My research interests include machine learning and multi-agent systems. My current research focuses on combining human and machine intelligence by studying interaction schemes that allow humans to teach machines and to effectively team up with them in the field.
I received my PhD in Computer Science from UNSW- Canberra in 2020. During my PhD, I investigated different aspects that facilitates the realisation of high-performance teams that combine human and machine intelligence. In particular, I focused on both Human Factors and Swarm Robotics, where I studied performance, trust, and transparency in Human-Swarm Teaming. I got my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Engineering from Cairo University in 2011 and 2015. My Master research was about Arabic text diacritisation where I used Natural Language Processing (NLP) to enable the automatic restoration of the diacritics which is an essential pre-processing task for many Arabic NLP applications.
Scholarships & Awards:
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
Computers in Human Behavior
Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
Environmental Modelling & Software
Others; my full list of verified reviews can be found on my Publons profile.
Co-organisation of IEEE IROS workshop on "Cognitive and Social Aspects of Human Multi-Robot Interaction", 2021
Development of UGV teleoperation system for the voluntary extra-curricular club activity Exercise Enigma, UNSW Canberra, 2021
Manager of the AI lab at UNSW Canberra, 2021 - present
Member of the team developing a gesture-based multi-robot control system for the voluntary extra-curricular club activities, UNSW Canberra, 2021
Student representative in the Research Leadership Group (RLG) & School Board, School of Engineering and IT, UNSW-Canberra, 2020
Volunteer in IEEE SSCI, Canberra, Australia, 2020
Volunteer in Canberra Artificial Intelligence Summer School (CAISS2020), Virtual event, 2020
Invited presentation at the 3rd IEEE Systems Modelling Conference, Canberra, Australia, 2019
Session co-chair in the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual meeting, Seattle, USA, 2019
Volunteer in IEEE CIS YoWIENet Student Workshop- UNSW-Canberra, Australia, 2018
Volunteer in IEEE International Computer Engineering Conference (ICENCO), Cairo, Egypt, 2012-2016
IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS)
IEEE Woman in Engineering (WIE)
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)