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El Sayed Mahmoud

El Sayed Mahmoud


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

El Sayed has joined Sheridan as a professor of Applied Computing since 2013. He has taught computing courses, as well he supervised student’s theses and led AI-based research projects. He has also been active in curriculum development and together with Mark Orlando led the collaborative effort to develop the program proposal for a new Honours Bachelor of Computer Science degree. Furthermore, El Sayed participated on a number of committees including Senate; Local Academic Council; Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activities Committee.

Before joining Sheridan, El Sayed completed his graduate studies at the University of Guelph in Computer Science and received his MSc. and Ph.D. in 2008 and 2013. Prior to his graduate studies, El Sayed occupied several professional positions in Applied Compuring and post-secondary education for 15 years. After completing his BSc in Computer Engineering, El Sayed worked as a software developer at ECS (a software company in Egypt). Three years later he became a computer instructor at AICT, a multi-location computer institute that carries certified partnerships with Microsoft and Edexcel in the Middle East. There, El Sayed achieved Microsoft-certified trainer status and was promoted to Regional Manager for promoting a two-year computing diploma including teaching advanced computing courses.

El Sayed has researched Artificial Intelligence since 2006. His research focus is to develop robust AI-based systems that provide innovative solutions for health and business applications, including Big data, data analytics, machine learning, and mobile cloud computing. El Sayed published many peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences. For more information:

Teaching Interests

Enhancing the students’ uptake of learning Applied Computing by using various approaches to encourage their engagement including student-centred and active learning.
Inspiring student's desire to learn and make the class environment meaningful, encouraging, supportive, and respectful.
Using learning-by-doing focusing on scenarios from real life or industry.

Research Interests

Developing robust AI-based systems that provide innovative solutions for health and business applications, including Big data, data analytics, mobile computing, cloud computing and social networks.
Investigating how to combine Engineering, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, healthcare and Business research effectively for Multidisciplinary research.

Journal Articles

  • Mahmoud, E. (2017). An Engagement Strategy for Teaching Computing Concepts.International Journal of Digital Society, 8(2), 1288-1295.

  • Mahmoud, E.,Ross, M.,Abdel-Aal, E. (2018). Exploring Identifiers of Research Articles Related to Food and Disease using Artificial Intelligence.International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), 9(11).

  • Mahmoud, E.,ERAM, B.,PATEL, J.,SATVEDI, A.,SNEYD, R. (2018). Video-Call Platforms for Online Healthcare.International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, 6(3 Spl. Issue-2 Sep.-2018), 56--64.

  • Mahmoud, E.,Grishchenko, I. (2019). An Investigation of a Convolution Neural Network Architecture for Detecting Distracted Pedestrians.International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 11(2), 630--638.

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