Ibrahim F Imam , Ph.D.

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Biography

  • Dr. Imam received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics in 1986 and a graduate diploma in Computer Science and Information in 1989 from Cairo University. He received his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Information Technology and Engineering in 1995 from George Mason University.
    Dr. Imam edited three international books and several international journals. He chaired three international conferences and workshops. He authored co-authored over 60 papers in refereed journals, conference proceedings, and workshop proceedings. His research focused in the fields of artificial intelligence, data mining, text mining (Arabic & English), pattern recognition, and machine learning. Dr. Imam is a steering committee member of the international journal of artificial intelligence and machine learning. He served as program committee member for many international conferences.
    In 1986, Dr. Imam worked as knowledge engineer in UNDP and FAO project. He developed an expert system for diagnosing crop diseases for green house farmers. In 1996, he won a one year grant from the NASDAQ for developing a fraud detection system for the US stock market. In 1997, he worked at Thinking Machines Crop., USA as senior scientist where he developed the Darwin system for data mining. In 2000, Thinking Machines were ranked number one in the world in data mining and was bought by Oracle Corporation, USA. Dr. Imam joined Oracle as Principle Scientist where he started the data mining tool box which exists till now. Dr. Imam returned back to Egypt in 2002 where he joined the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport. He became a full professor in 2007 and departments chair in 2008.
    In 2005, Dr. Imam won a grant proposal to join the center of excellence in data mining. The center was sponsored by the UNDP through the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT). In 2007 and 2008, his project proposals to the ministry of communications and information technology were among the best four proposals.
    Dr. Imam's research in Arabic Text Mining is well recognized. He stared along with his students a novel approach for text mining (A presentation is available up on request). He and his students developed a database containing more than 15 tables, each covers over 12 million diacritic Arabic words.
    Dr. Imam's research in image processing and pattern recognition stared in 1995. He introduced a break through approach for recognizing faces in 1996. The approach is published in the top ranked conference and journal all over the world.
    In 2005, Dr. Imam visited Virginia Tech University, VA, USA, where he taught Artificial Intelligence for the undergraduate and graduate students. He holds the rank of Adjunct professor at VT.
    Dr. Imam teaches Artificial Intelligence, Data Structures, Data Base, Data Mining, Knowledge Base Systems, and most programming and mathematic courses.

Courses Added

Courses Added
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CC112 - Structured Programming

2008 Fall View All Content
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CC213 - Programming Applications

2008 Fall View All Content
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CC215 - Data Structures

2008 Fall View All Content
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CC524 - Neural Networks

2009 Fall View All Content
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CS212 - Data Structures and Algorithms

2007 Fall View All Content
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CS366 - Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

2012 Fall View All Content
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CS481 - Computers & Society

2012 Fall View All Content
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CS702 - Advanced Artificial Intelligence

2012 Fall View All Content
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CS725 - Data Mining Algorithms

2009 Fall View All Content
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CS730 - CS Thesis Part 1

2012 Fall View All Content
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IS701 - Decision Support and Intelligent Systems

2010 Fall View All Content
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Funds and Projects

  • Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
    Grant for my project through the Center of Excellence in Data Mining and Computer Modeling 2006.
    Funded Project - 500000 Egyptian Pounds
  • ITIDA
    In collaboration with the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science, we won a grant for 450000 EP
    Funded Project - 450000 EP
  • National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science
    Consultation
    Funded Project
  • Ain Shams University, Bibliotheca of Alexandria & ITIDA
    2011 One Day Hands-On Tutorial on Machine Learning
    Funded Project - 3000 EP
  • Ain Shams University, Bibliotheca of Alexandria & ITIDA
    2010 One Day Tutorial on Statistics and SMT
    Consulting Project - 3000 EP
  • Ain Shams University, Bibliotheca of Alexandria & ITIDA
    2009 One Day Tutorial on Text Mining
    Consulting Project - 3000 EP
Fall - 2012
DayFromTo
Wednesday 11am 2pm
Sunday 11am 3am

Work Experience

  • Professor, Jul 2002 - up till now
    Computer Science
    Arab Academy for Science & Technology
    Professor
  • Principal Scientist, Jan 1999 - Jul 2001
    Oracle Corporation, USA
    Data Mining Scientist

Education

  • Ph.D. in Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, School of Information Technology and Engineering , Jan 1996
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, George Mason University, School of Information Technology and Engineering, Jul 1992
  • Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, Cairo University/Institute of Statistical Studies and Research, Jun 1989
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics, Cairo University/Faculty of Science, Jun 1986

List of Publications

    • Imam, I.F., and Abdel Wahab, A.G., , "Measuring Text Similarity in Arabic Documents" , in the Journal of Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime, AAST press , 2007.
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    • Refaie, M.N., and Imam, I.F., , "A Hybrid Approach for Recognizing Faces from Sharp Poses" , Vol. 6, No. 2 , 2006.
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Teaching

  • Introduction to Programming
    Structure Programming
    Data Structure
    Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    Advanced Artificial Intelligence
    Operation Research
    Neural Networks
    Knowledge Base Systems

Research Indicators

Community Service

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Others

  • Chess

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