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Colloquium: Ubiquitous Indoor Spatial Awareness on a Worldwide Scale, Prof. Moustafa Youssef (Alexandria University and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Egypt), Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 11:00-12:00 EET.

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Ubiquitous Indoor Spatial Awareness on a Worldwide Scale


Speaker: Prof. Moustafa Youssef
Affiliation: Alexandria University and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Egypt
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 11:00-12:00 EET
Host: Dr. Demetris Zeinalipour (dzeina-AT-cs.ucy.ac.cy)
URL: https://www.cs.ucy.ac.cy/colloquium/index.php#cs.ucy.2018.youssef

While a remarkable effort has been put in developing indoor spatial awareness systems, they are still isolated efforts that are tailored to specific deployments. A truly ubiquitous indoor spatial awareness system is envisioned to be deployed on a large scale worldwide, with minimum overhead, and to work with the heterogeneous IoT devices. Such a system will enable a wide set of new applications including worldwide seamless direction finding between indoor locations, anywhere anytime health monitoring, enhanced first responders' safety, and providing richer context for indoor mobile computing applications. In this talk, we describe our vision and work towards achieving ubiquitous indoor spatial awareness systems as well as the open challenges that need to be address to materialize this dream.

Short Bio:
Moustafa Youssef is a professor at Alexandria University and Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) and founder & director of the Wireless Research Center of Excellence, Egypt. His research interests include mobile wireless networks, mobile computing, location determination technologies, pervasive computing, and network security. He has tens of issued and pending patents. He is the Lead Guest Editor of the upcoming IEEE Computer Special Issue on Transformative Technologies, an Associate Editor for ACM TSAS, served as an Area Editor of ACM MC2R as well as on the organizing and technical committees of numerous prestigious conferences. He is the recipient of the 2003 University of Maryland Invention of the Year award, the 2010 TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award for Young Scientists, the 2013 and 2014 COMESA Innovation Award, the 2013 ACM SIGSpatial GIS Conference Best Paper Award, the 2017 Egyptian State Award, multiple Google Research Awards, among many others. He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

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