Dr. Mohamed Hefeeda

Mohamed Hefeeda
Principal Scientist
Distributed Systems
+(974) 4454 1432

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I am proud to participate in creating a world-class research lab in the Middle East.

Research Focus at QCRI

Mohamed’s current research interests include multimedia systems and cloud computing.

Previous Experience


Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Professional Associations and Awards

  • IEEE, Senior Member
  • ACM, Member
  • ACM SIGMM Member
  • ACM SIGCOMM Member

  • Awarded one of the prestigious NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS), which were granted to 123 researchers in all Science and Engineering disciplines in Canada  (selected from more than 3,400 applicants in 2011).
  • Best Paper Award (on the hardness of optimally broadcasting multiple video streams with different bit rates) in the IEEE Innovations 2008 conference,
  • Best Technical Demo Award for a mobile TV testbed software in the premier ACM Multimedia 2008 conference
  • Citations on Google Scholar


Selected Research

  • F. Gao, W. Abd-Almageed, and M. Hefeeda, Distributed Approximate Spectral Clustering for Large-Scale Datasets, In Proc. of ACM Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC’12) Conference, pp. 223—234, Delft, The Netherland, June 2012.
  • N. Khodabakshi and M. Hefeeda, Copy Detection of 3D Videos, In Proc. of ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys’12), pp. 131—142, Chapel Hill, NC, February 2012.
  • C. Hsu and M. Hefeeda, Flexible Broadcasting of Scalable Video Streams to Heterogeneous Mobile Devices, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 10(3), pp. 406—418, March 2011.
  • C. Ly, C. Hsu, and M. Hefeeda, Improving Online Gaming Quality using Detour Paths, In Proc. of ACM Multimedia Conference, pp. 55—64, Florence, Italy, October 2010.
  • M. Hefeeda and O. Saleh, Traffic Modeling and Proportional Partial Caching for Peer-to-Peer Systems, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 16(6), pp. 1447–1460, December 2008.
  • List of Publications on DBLP

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