Software, hardware, and everything in between!
Currently a PhD student with a focus on Systems, Networks, Security, and Personal Data under Dr Hamed Haddadi at the Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of Queen Mary University of London.
This page is still under construction. I do a lot of volunteering and STEM outreach that I have not yet figured out how to fit on here. My project list is also at about 1%. Until I sort that out, for a better picture of the personal and open-source projects I work on, please see my GitHub profile. Eventually all my projects should make their way online.
When faced with systems in which third party components need to advertise the availability of data they gather, while other such components need to access it, solutions for delegated authorisation and discovery APIs for interoperability are needed. This work explores possible solutions, and converges on a testable implementation.PDF
A more detailed look at the Databox as it stood; a collection of physical and cloudhosted software components that provide for an individual data subject to manage, log and audit access to their data by other parties.PDF
A poster abstract giving an overview of Databox systems as they stood with a stronger focus on arbiter interactions.PDF
In this paper, we propose a probabilistic model that efficiently exploits complementarity between different depth-sensing modalities for incremental dense scene reconstruction.PDF
For fairness, entrants were divided into beginners and veterans. Yousef was selected as winner among the veteran contestants, based on build speed, circuit layout, design, soldering quality, and functionality. Photos available here — that Amazon gift card, valued at £35, was aptly used to buy more electronics.
A grant of $1,500 covering registration, lodging, and travel to ACM's Special Interest Group on Data Communications (SIGCOMM) conference in Florianópolis, Brazil, where Yousef presented a poster, attended stimulating talks, and met brilliant people.
An annual award, valued at £50, for an outstanding performance in the project undertaken by students in the final year in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. In addition, the project poster was voted student favourite!
The advanced level of the university's optional employability award, achieved by demonstrating an exceptional commitment to developing employability through attending workshops, networking events, and volunteering. Additionally, PSA (Advanced) students demonstrate professional skills to an employer led interview panel and foster professional practice. More info...
The Peer-assisted Study Sessions (PASS) scheme is part of an internationally recognised network where higher year students lead study sessions for lower year students. Yousef was named PASS Leader of the Year after successfully setting up the scheme in the department of EECE after lobbying the administration for over a year as Chair of Student Representatives. Full news article...
A competition, led by the university's IT Innovation Centre, thats goal is to prototype the best mobile app that will most benefit the university and students as a whole. The competition was won by writing a marketplace app for students to buy and sell secondhand textbooks with built in messaging. Prizes included an Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet and a 14 week paid industrial placement offer (which was respectfully declined). More info...
Achieved by swiftly completing a series of mainframe and systems programming tasks on IBM's own servers. More info...
Research in distributed function scheduling and dynamic load balancing for minimising latency in the context of serverless computing.
Teaching, supervision, and examination of undergraduates and postgraduates in a variety of EECS modules.
Personal tutor to 16 students
Teaching and supervision of a group of sixth form students considering higher education.
Construction and assembly of fiber composite plane parts. Extensive experience in sweeping the factory after hours and dealing with occupational injuries.
PhD research with a focus on Systems, Networks, Security, and Personal Data under Dr Hamed Haddadi at the Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of Queen Mary University of London.
Decided to transfer course from Electronic Engineering with Business Management on completion of my first year. Awarded the First Class Excellence Scholarship for four consecutive years as a result of an impeccable record.
Design and implementation of a low-cost UAV sensor system for constructing object and topographical 3D models in real-time.Report
Building a quadcopter that can autonomously transport a payload from the roof of the EECE building to an arbitrary target.Report
This jumble of buzzwords, languages, and frameworks is soon to be replaced by my Project Graph (WIP).