I am currently a senior researcher at the Ambient Computing Group at the Institute of Telematics at Lübeck University. I have joined the institute in 2010 as a PhD candidate fully funded by Graduate School for Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences (Lübeck, Germany). I worked previously as a research associate at the Embedded Interactive Systems group at at the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University (Lancaster, The United Kingdom). I also worked as a research assistant at the International School of Digital Media and as a Computer Lab Assistant at the Palestine Polytechnic University (Palestine).
Expertise and Focus
I received my Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) (magna cum laude / with great honors) in Computer Engineering from the University of Lübeck (Germany) in 2014 for a dissertation titled "Ambient Assisted Living with Dynamic Interaction Ensembles." I received my M.Sc. (Highest Distinction Honors) in Digital Media from the University of Lübeck - ISNM International School of New Media (Germany) in 2007 for research in ubiquitous computing infrastructures for contextualised exhibition services. I graduated with a B.Eng. in Computer Systems Engineering from the Palestine Polytechnic University (Palestine) in 2004.
Honors and Scholarships
I was awarded a number of interactional honors and scholarships including the DFG-Funded Graduate School for Computing in Medicine and Life Sciences Doctoral Funding Award (Germany), DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst “German Academic Exchange Service” scholarship, IoT Challenge Competition 2012, Best Demonstration Award at IEEE Percom2013, Best Paper Award at IEEE iThings 2013, and Urb-IoT 2014 Best paper runner up.