I am a first-year MSc student of Computing Science at University of Alberta, supervised by Matthew Taylor at the RLAI lab, affiliated with AMII. My research interests are representation learning, reinforcement learning and machine learning with a focus on building general-purpose AI agents. My previous research experience in computer vision and deep learning.


  • MSc (Research) in Computing Science
    University of Alberta, Canada, September 2019 - present
    Advisor: Matthew Taylor
    Research Areas: Reinforcement learning, representation learning
  • BSc in Computer Engineering
    The American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2012 - 2017
    Advisor: Mohamed N. Mostafa
    Research Areas: Video classification, computer vision

Work Experience

  • Computer Vision Scientist, Affectiva, May 2019 - September 2019
  • Deep Learning Research Engineer, Valeo, July 2017 - April 2019
  • Research Assistant, The American University in Cairo September 2016 - May 2017


  • December 2019: I will be in Vancoveur to present my poster on VolMap in WiML workshop in NeurIPS 2019.
  • May 2019: My paper on Real-time semantic segmentation of 3D point clouds is accepted in ICML 2019 workshop on AI for Autonomous Driving!
  • May 2019: I am co-organzing the Deep Learning IndabaXEgypt to help spread knowledge and build capacity in machine learning.
  • December 2018: I will be attending the Women in Machine Learning workshop co-located with NeurIPS 2018, in Montreal, Canada.
  • Nov. 2018: I am attending the Self-Organizing Conference on Machine Learning at Google Toronto, Canada, moderating the session on Autonomous vehicles. Checkout the full conference notes here