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University of Minnesota
Mohamed F. Mokbel (Ph.D Purdue University, M.S, B.S. Alexandria University) is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota. His main research interests focus on advancing the state of the art in the design and implementation of database engines to cope with the requirements of emerging location-based applications. Prior to joining University of Minnesota, Mohamed has obtained his Ph.D. from Purdue University in which he was the main architect and developer of the PLACE server (Pervasive Location-Aware Computing Environment). At Minnesota, Mohamed is the main architect for the Casper system; the first research prototype for privacy-aware location-based services. Mohamed is the PC co-chair for the 16th ACM SIGSPAITAL Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM GIS 2008. Previously, Mohamed has co-organized the first and second international workshops on Privacy-Aware Location-based Mobile Services (PALMS), held in conjunction with the International Conference on Mobile Data Management, 2007 and 2008. Mohamed has held visiting researcher positions at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University of Hong Kong and Microsoft Research in Summer 2006 and 2008, respectively.
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