Mokbel's research is at the intersection of database systems and spatial communities. He designs new algorithms and develops system modules that inject spatial awareness in various systems, including database systems, big data systems, knowledge-base systems, recommender systems, and machine learning systems. He builds systems that are tailored to support important applications that heavily rely on spatial data, including urban computing, transportation, and GIS.
Ph.D. Graduates Ibrahim Sabek (2020); Louai Alarabi (2019); Christopher Jonathan (2019); Amr Magdy (2017); Ahmed Eldawy (2016); Abdeltawab Hendawi (2015); Jie Bao (2014); Mohamed Sarwat (2014); Mohamed Khalefa (2011); Justin Levandoski (2011); Chi-Yin Chow (2010).
Ph.D. in Computer Science, Purdue University (2005) M.S. in Computer Science and Automatic Control, Alexandria University (1999) B.S. in Computer Science and Automatic Control, Alexandria University (1996)
Mohamed Mokbel joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in 2005 as an assistant professor. He received his M.S. (1999) in computer science from Alexandria University and his Ph.D. (2005) in computer science from Purdue University. Mokbel also served as the founding technical director at the Geographic Information Systems Technology Innovation Center from 2013-14 and the chief scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute from 2017-20. Mokbel was recognized as an IEEE Fellow in 2020 and was the recipient of the ACM SIGSPATIAL 10-Years Impact Award in 2022.