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Dr Alia Abdelmoty

Dr Alia Abdelmoty

Senior Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Available for postgraduate supervision

My research is in the area of Geoinformatics.  I am currently active in the areas of user and place profiling on the social web, privacy implications of location sharing online, manipulating geographic information on the semantic web and qualitative modeling of place information in GIS.

Education and qualifications

  • 1994: PhD in Computer Science, University of Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1990: MSc in Knowledge-Based Systems, University of Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1987: BEng  in Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Career overview

  • 2018 - present: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff Univeristy, School of Computer Science & Informatics
  • 2001 - July 2018: Lecturer, Cardiff University School of Computer Science & Informatics

Honours and awards

Sustained exceptional performance

Cardiff University

01/06/2014

Best paper award

IARIA ALLDATA 2016

15/03/2016

Best paper award

IARIA GEOProcessing 2014

06/05/2014

Best paper award

AI-2003

01/03/2004

Finalist

Machine Intelligence competition 2003

07/11/2003

Professional memberships

Fellow

Higher Education Academy

2007-present

Member

IFIP WG 2.6 on Databases

2005-2014

Academic positions

  • 1995 - 2000: Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, University of Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1990-1994: Research Associate, Department of Computing and Electrical Engineering, University of Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, Scotland

2018

  • Abdelmoty, A. 2018. Towards modelling privacy risks in geo-social networks. Presented at: The Tenth International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services, Rome, Italy, 25 - 29 March 2018GEOProcessing 2018: The 10th International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services.

2017

2016

2014

2012

2010

2009

2008

  • Schockaert, S.et al. 2008. Mining topological relations from the Web. Presented at: 28th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, Turin, Italy, 1-5 September 2008 Presented at Tjoa, A. M. and Wagner, R. R. eds.DEXA 2008: 19th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications : proceedings, 1-5 September, 2008, Turin, Italy. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 652-656., (10.1109/DEXA.2008.15)
  • Abdelmoty, A. and El-Geresy, B. A. 2008. Modeling spatial relations between places to support geographic information retrieval. Presented at: International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, Zagreb, Croatia, 3-5 September 2008 Presented at Lovrek, I., Howlett, R. J. and Jain, L. C. eds.KES '08 Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, Part II. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag pp. 689-694.

2007

2006

2005

  • Fu, G., Jones, C. B. and Abdelmoty, A. 2005. Building a geographical ontology for intelligent spatial search on the web. Presented at: The IASTED International Conference on Databases and Applications - DBA 2005, Innsbruck, Austria, 14-16 February 2005 Presented at Hamza, M. H. ed.Proceedings of IASTED International Conference on Databases and Applications. Anaheim, CA: ACTA Press pp. 167-172.
  • Fu, G., Jones, C. B. and Abdelmoty, A. 2005. Ontology-based spatial query expansion in information retrieval. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3761, pp. 1466-1482. (10.1007/11575801_33)
  • El-Geresy, B. A. and Abdelmoty, A. I. 2005. Imprecise qualitative spatial reasoning. Presented at: SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, UK, 13-15 December 2004 Presented at Bramer, M., Coenen, F. and Allen, T. eds.Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXI : Proceedings of AI-2004, the Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. London: Springer pp. 299-312., (10.1007/b138783)

2004

2002

2001

  • El-Geresy, B. A. and Abdelmoty, A. 2001. Towards a general theory for qualitative space. Presented at: 13th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Dallas, TX, USA, 7-9 November 2001ICTAI 2001: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, Dallas, TX, 7-9 Nov. 2001. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE pp. 111-118., (10.1109/ICTAI.2001.974455)

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My interests cover a range of topics related to modeling, structuring, visualisation and intelligent retrieval of spatially referenced and spatiotemporal information.  One key area of interest is the development of qualitative spatiotemporal representation and reasoning techniques and their practical realisation and use in large spatial data stores and on the Semantic Web. I am actively working in the area of geographic information retrieval, researching methods for developing and managing geo-ontologies, as well as methods for modeling and discovering spatiotemporal semantics in the context of the Social and Semantic Geospatial Web.

  • Modelling geographic places and neighbourhoods on the Linked Data Web
  • Privacy of personal location
  • Personal activity monitoring
  • Indoor mobility tracking for healthy living

Past projects

I was the main supervisor for:

  • Fatma Al-rayes - Location Privacy Awareness on Geo-Social Networks :Enhancing Awareness with Feedback Solutions
    (awarded 2017)

  • Khalid Al-Muzaini – Qualitative Modelling of Place on the Linked Data Web and GIS
    (awarded 2017)
  • Soha M.A. Ehsan - Spatiotemporal User and Place Modelling in the Geo-Social Web
    (awarded 2016)
  • Ehab El-Gindy -- Extracting Place Semantics from Geo-Folksonomies
    (awarded 2014)
  • Ahmed Al-Azzawi -- Extracting Profiles from Human Activities and Services of Visited Places in Mobility Logs
    (awarded 2011)

  • Phil Smart  – A Semantic Web Rule Language for Geospatial Domains
    (awarded 2009)
  • Andrew J. Morris – A visual approach to the development of spatial query languages for GIS
    (awarded 2003)

I co-supervised

  • Mark M. Hall -- Modelling and reasoning with quantitative representations of vague spatial language used in photographic image captions
    (awarded 2011)
  • Eman M.G. Younis- Hybrid Geospatial Query Processing on the Semantic Web
    (awarded 2014)

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