I am currently a postdoctoral researcher and deputy unit leader for sustainable IT at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics @ National University of Ireland, Galway (Formerly DERI). My research interests are in the areas of statistical semantics, representation learning, realtime and distributed event processing systems, Web and Internet of Things. Applications of my research in the smart cities, power management, and water management domains have been among the SFI, Enterprise Ireland, and European projects I have been involved in including DERI Energy, SENSE, and Waternomics. My research has appeared in scientific venues including the IEEE Internet Computing, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology Journal, Middleware Conference, the Distributed Event Based Systems Conference, and otehrs. I am also the lead of the Data Processing Architectures technical priority at the Big Data Value Association (www.BDVA.eu) a non-profit industry-led organisation aiming at increasing the competitiveness of Europe with data-driven innovation.
I have received a PhD in computer science from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Previously, I had completed a five years Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Engineering, majoring in Software Engineering and Information Systems, at Damascus University, Syria. I have also worked as a teacher assistant at Damascus University where I taught several modules including programming languages, software engineering, and information systems. I worked as a software engineer for two years and have been involved in early training and appraisal process of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) of software development process improvement. I have coached the Damascus University team for the Arab and North Africa ACM Collegiate Programming Contest throughout 2007, 2008, and 2009.