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Amr Magdy

Ph.D. Candidate

Office: 2-208 Keller Hall
200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455
Telephone: (651) 605-5039

Starting Fall 2017, I am joining UC, Riverside as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering.

Prospective students can contact me through filling this form
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I am a Ph.D. candidate working with Prof. Mohamed Mokbel at the Computer Science and Engineering Department, University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities. My research interests lie in the broad area of large-scale data management. My Ph.D. research focus is Microblogs data management, in which I am supporting scalable queries on microblogs data, e.g., tweets, user reviews on services, places, or products, user comments on news media or social media, and user check-ins on location-aware web services. More details about my work in my projects page, publications, and curriculum vitae.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Best research paper candidate in ICDE 2014, invited to TKDE special issue.
  • Finalist in Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship 2014, Data Management and Data Mining.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 2015, University of Minnesota.
  • Best demonstration award in UMN U-Spatial Symposium 2012 and 3rd in U-Spatial Symposium 2014.
  • Ten travel grants to major conferences in databases and spatial databases.
  • Prof. Naaem Aboutaleb award for academic excellence – Alexandria University – 2008. (awarded to top two students among all the department’s 67 students)
  • Bronze medals in 3rd and 4th Egyptian Olympiad in Informatics (EOI 2005 and 2006).
  • National Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education - 2003 (among top 0.1% students nation-wide)

Services and Activities

  • Invited Reviewer: VLDB Journal 2016
  • External Reviewer: VLDB‘12-‘17, ICDE’12-‘16, SIGMOD’12-’17, SIGSPATIAL’14-’16, SSTD’13, GeoInformatica, TKDE, EDBT‘17, MDM’12-‘13, SSDBM’12-’13, and ICDCS’12
  • Student Volunteer in NSF Workshop on Social Networks and Mobility in the Cloud, ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014, 2016.
  • Webmaster for PersDB 2012
  • Research Mentor in Egypt Scholars Advanced Lab. (Jun 2015 – Feb 2016)
  • Advising Mentor for three years in Alexandria ACM Chapter Mentorship Program. Mentee has joined Ph.D. program in a distinguished US research group. (2013-2016)
  • Microsoft Student Partner in Alexandria University during academic year 2007/2008.
  • Alexandria ACM Student Chapter, 2005-2008 (program committee member, treasurer, and course coordinator).
  • Mentor of 17 students in the 4th Egyptian Olympiad in Informatics (EOI 2006), 11 of them got medals.