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Hala Gabr


Instructor

LECTURES 2010
  
MAILhala.hosny@guc.edu.eg
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Education

  • B.Sc. Digital Media Engineering and Technology, GUC, 2009
  • M.Sc. Media Engineering and Technology, GUC Thesis titled “A Fuzzy Type-2 Facial Recognition System”, 2011

Teaching Experience

  • February 2011 – Present Instructor in Interactive Design and Web Design, Media Design department, faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts (FASA), GUC. Courses: Advanced Digital Media - Interaction Design – Web Design – Computer Tools for Media – BA projects supervisor
  • September 2009 – January 2011 Teaching Assistant, Digital Media Engineering and Technology department (DMET), faculty of Media Engineering and Technology (MET), GUC Courses: Web Technologies and Usability, Introduction to Media Engineering, Introduction to Computer Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms, Multimedia and Networking

Experience and Career History

  • June 2013 – present (upcoming) Coordinator and Design Team Leader for a treasure hunt day project to teach school students (13-15 year olds) the basics of computer science. The project is funded by a Google grant (CS4HS initiative) and in cooperation with the German University in Cairo and EDS schools.
  • September 2012 – April 2013 Coordinator and Website Development Team Leader of Festival | Di-Egy Fest 0.1, the first digital arts festival in Egypt (conference, exhibition, workshops, children activities). The festival held a 3-day international conference, an exhibition, seven workshops, and children activities. The festival was mainly sponsored by the Ministry of Culture; Sector of Fine Arts, German University in Cairo, British Council, Pro-Helvetia, Institut Francais and the Embassy of the United States.

www.di-egyfest.com

Publications

  • Nawar, H. & Gabr, H. (2013). Multicultural/Cross-Cultural Emotional Design: The usage of Pictographs to Design Emotional Interactive Environments. Proceedings from HCI INTERNATIONAL Conference (hcii-2013). Las Vegas, NV, USA (Speaker).
  • Gabr, H. & E. Hemayed, Elsayed. (2012). A Fuzzy Type-2 Facial Recognition System. Wulfenia Journal, 19(10), 121-135.
  • Gabr, H. & E. Hemayed, Elsayed. (2011). A Fuzzy Type-1 Facial Recognition System. CiiT International Journal, CIIT-IJ-2423.
  • Hagras, H. Ramadan, R. Nawito, M. Gabr, H. Zaher, M. El Molla, A. Fahmy, H. (2010). A Fuzzy Based Hierarchical Coordination and Control System for a Robotic Agent Team in the Robot Hockey Competition. Proceedings from IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI-2010), p.(1-8). Barcelona, Spain (Speaker).

Languages

  • Arabic: Mother Tongue
  • English: Fluent
  • German: Good
  • Spanish: Fair
  • French: Fair

Career Related Events

  • GUC Robotics Research Group Supervisor (July-December 2010)
  • Spring (2009):
Member of the vision group in Festo Hockey Challenge Demonstration Competition in RoboCup 2009 robotics competition, Graz, Austria. (www.robocup2009.org). The teams compete to program hockey playing robots. The vision group is responsible to capture frames from the robots’ camera, analyze those images to detect objects. Then those objects should be identified to be the ball, the goals (team's or opponents'), or the robots (team or opponents). Afterwards, certain measurements are calculated like the depth and the orientation of those objects from the robot. Based on the calculated values, the robot makes certain decisions after coordinating with all the robots in the team. The coordination between the team is responsible for allocating roles for each robot according to the situation in the field.
Also participated with the team responsible to develop the behaviors of the robots. The task was to develop penalty shooting techniques using Fuzzy Logic Systems and Artificial Intelligence.
The GUC team won second place to France, Hungary, Switzerland, and Tunisia after losing from the German team with penalty shoot outs.
You can check out the videos online at;

Extra Curricular Activities

  • President of SIFE 08,09 (http://www.sife.org)
  • Freelancers Project Head, SIFE national competition 2nd place winner upon panel 06,07,08,09
  • SIFE Project Director, 07,08