Engineer, academic, and software developer extraordinaire!
Currently a PhD student with a focus on Personal Data, Human-Data Interaction, Privacy, and Networks under Dr Hamed Haddadi at the Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of Queen Mary University of London.
My previous research was in robotics, computer vision, machine learning, and A.I. – among other areas. Before that, UAV sensors and control, terrain mapping, and autonomous flight. Over the years I've slowly shifted focus from Electronic Engineering to Computer Science.
Latest publication: Incremental Dense Multi-modal 3D Scene Reconstruction
Are you an business, university, or research institute? See the latest iteration of my CV here.
Recent Achievements Unlocked
Master of Engineering
Masters degree in Computer Systems Engineering with Business Management with first class honours.
AP Jarvis Prize
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!
Personal Skills Award (Advanced)
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...
PASS Leader of the Year 2013-2014
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...
Student Mobile App Competition (SMAC) Winner
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...
IBM Mainframe Challenge 2012 Winner
Achieved by swiftly completing a series of mainframe and systems programming tasks on IBM's own servers. More info...
Many of my projects can be found on my GitHub page, but many more have never been in the public eye. Over time all my work will eventually find its way online. To see a glimpse of how that might look, explore the Project Graph.