Sept 2011 – present Google Inc. Mountain View, Ca
Lead Engineer
  • Machine Intelligence/Question Answering
    • Launched 75 Question Answering projects/features impacting 10% of Google traffic.
    • Architect of Q/A Freshness, Structured & Unstructured Knowledge integrations, Short Answers.
    • Designed & developed Phrase embedding models (Salient and RNN Hybrids models.), Question Answering stack for semi-structured data.
  • Search Infrastructure
    • Designed & developed an instant indexing layer for private data.
    • Designed & developed Multi-channel infrastructure to verify and enforce wipeout of private data.
Sept 2008 – Aug 2011 University of North Texas Denton, Tx
Research Assistant in the Language Information Technologies Lab
  • Research interest in Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval.
  • Conducted research on monolingual and cross-lingual semantic similarity, document categorization and clustering, resulting in more than twenty publications in prestigious international conferences.
Dec 2001 – Sept 2008 University of North Texas Denton, Tx
Instructional Programmer
  • Designed and developed fifty web applications to support online classes, with a target audience ranging from several hundred to a few thousand students. „ 
  • Maintained and improved existing applications.
Sept 1999 – Aug 2001 Data Management Systems Cairo, Egypt
Oracle Programmer/H.M.I.S. System Engineer
  • „ Designed and developed modules in Hospital Management Information System (H.M.I.S). „
  • Deployed the H.M.I.S. package at multiple sites. „ 

Sept 2005 – Aug 2011 University of North Texas Denton, Tx
Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering (GPA 4.0, Advisor: Dr. Rada Mihalcea)
Sept 2003 – Dec 2005 University of North Texas Denton, Tx
Masters in Computer Science (GPA 4.0)
Oct 1998 – July 1999 Information Technology Institute Cairo, Egypt
Post-Graduate diploma in Software Development (full scholarship)
Sept 1994 – May 1997 Cairo University Cairo, Egypt
B.Sc. in Physics with Honors

Google Inc. Mountain View, Ca
  • +30 Peer recognitions (2012-2014), including two from Ray Kurzweil.
  • Google Student Ambassador 2010-2011.
  • Google Internship Summer 2010.
  • Google Ph.D. Intern Scholarship 2010-2011.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Mountain View, Ca
  • Best Student Paper Award - IEEE ICSC 2007.
University of North Texas Denton, Tx
  • Outstanding Computer Science & Engineering Doctoral Student Award 2011.
  • Computer Science Eagle Ambassador 2009-2010.
  • Outstanding International Graduate Student Award 2005 (awarded to a single international graduate student yearly based on academic excellence and active multicultural involvement).
  • Scholarships: Multicultural Scholastic Award 2004-2011, International Committee Scholarship 2004-2010, Miller-Atkins Scholarship 2007-2009, UNT Alumni Association Scholarship 2008- 2010, North Texas Exes Scholarship 2006-2010, Graduate Council Committee Scholarship 2004, Academic Achievement Award 2005-2006.
Oracle Inc. Redwood City, CA
  • O.C.P. (Oracle Certified Professional) Developer 2000/6/6i.
Information Technology Institute Cairo, Egypt
  • Outstanding Student Award 1999.
Cairo University Cairo, Egypt
  • Mahmoud Mokhtar Award for Excellence in Physics (awarded to the highest achieving student in graduating class).

  • Organizer: Co-Chair of the TextGraph-4 Workshop (ACL-IJCNLP 2009).
  • Program Committee Member ACL-HLT 2011, EMNLP 2010, FLAIRS-23 2010, ACL-IJCNLP 2009, EMNLP 2009, The People's Web Meets NLP (COLING 2010), TextGraph-3 (COLING 2008), TextGraph-2 (NAACL 2007). „
  • Reviewer: AIJ 2011, CoNLL 2005, CICLing 2006, ICWSM 2007, SEMEVAL 2007, IJCNLP 2008.
  • Guest editor of the Speech and Language journal, Elsevier [IF: 1.094] 2010.