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Shady Elbassuoni

Department of Computer Science

Shady Elbassuoni
Assistant Professor
Curriculum Vitae

Primary Office
Office Bliss Hall 318
Extension: 4219

Short Bio

Shady Elbassuoni is an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department. He received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Alexandria University, Egypt and his M.Sc. and PhD degrees from Max-Planck Institute for Informatics (MPII) and Saarland University in Germany. Before joining AUB, Shady was a postdoctoral researcher at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).

Research Interests

Shady's current research spans multiple areas including Machine Learning, Information Retrieval and Crowdsourcing. He is currently interested in Arabic Information Retrieval, Semantic Search, and applications of Machine Learning, particularly Deep Learning, in various domains including Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Information Retrieval, Public Health and Digital Humanities. His research work also addresses problems in crowdsourcing such as quality assurance and task assignment.

Teaching Interests

Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Database Systems, Discrete Mathematics


May 2012 - Dec 2012 Qatar Computing Research Institute Postdoctoral in Research
Jul 2007 - Feb 2012 Max-Planck Institute for Informatics PhD
Oct 2005 - Jun 2007 Saarland University Master of Science (MS)
Sep 1998 - Jun 2003 Alexandria University Bachelor of Science (BS)


2014 MIT Certificate for Tackling the Challenges of Big Data
2014 Blended Training for Blended Courses at the American University of Beirut
2006 Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) for Microsoft .NET
2006 Dale Carnegie Certificate in Effective Communication and Human Relations


English Professional Working
Arabic Native or Bilingual
German Limited Working

Honors and Awards

2017 Best Paper Award Nominee at the 9th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management IC3K
2016 Best Paper Award Nominee at the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies WEBIST
2015 Best Reviewer Award at the 8th Workshop for Ph.D. Students In Information and Knowledge Management PIKM
2013 Best Paper Award at the 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management ISCRAM
2013 Honorable Mention of Paper at the 22nd ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management CIKM
2009 Microsoft Research Ph.D. Scholarship Microsoft
2007 Honor’s Degree for Master of Science Saarland Univeristy
2007 International Max-Planck Research School Scholarship IMPRS
2003 Honor’s Degree for Bachelor of Science Alexandria University