Dr Salma Elsayed

Lecturer

School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Cyber Security

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8659

Biography

I am currently a lecturer in computer science with a particular interest in computer vision, Artificial Intelligence and affective computing. I lead on the delivery of lectures in Computing and AHEAD programmes and assist classes in Ethical Hacking and CGAD programmes.

I completed my undergraduate degree in computer science from Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University in Egypt. I became a teaching assistant for the same school in 2001 and did my masters there followed by my PhD in 2011.

I moved to Scotland in January 2017 when I joined Abertay as a lecturer for the School of Design and Informatics (SDI).

I am module leader for

  • Application Design (CMP205): provide the student with the ability to review, develop, critically evaluate and implement designs in the contexts of object-oriented software and relational databases.
  • Access to Computing (AHD015): introduce fundamental computer science concepts including problem decomposition, algorithm development, engineering solutions.

I also co-deliver classes for

  • Artificial Intelligence (CMP304): provide the student with knowledge of how artificial intelligence techniques can be used effectively within an application environment to provide intelligence and/or the illusion of intelligence.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 1 (CMP201): to familiarise students with the standard data structures and algorithms that underpin software design and development.
  • Data Structures and Algorithms 2 (CMP202): to develop computational and algorithmic thinking and show how data structures and algorithms are used efficiently in real-world applications.

Former teaching:

Prior to joining Abertay, I lead the design and delivery of some other modules: Introduction to Computers, Structured Programming, Object Oriented Programming, File Organization and Management, Programming in Logic for AI, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Game Design.

Interests

Research for my masters thesis focussed on active image authentication and watermarking. My PhD research investigated passive blind image forensics for tamper detection. I also supervised research in cloud computing, parallel computing, and augmented reality.

A few years back, after watching Big Hero 6, I started researching the use of emotions in technology. Currently, I’m investigating the use of affective computing and human emotions in games to create a more believable playing experience. I'm also interested in computer vision, image processing and forensics, AI, and affective computing applications.

2019

Affective games

Hamdy, S. & King, D. J. (2019) Affective games. In: GAME-ON'2019. . . EUROSIS.
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2018

Affective games

Hamdy, S. & King, D. (2018) Affective games. In: GAME-ON'2018: 19th annual European Conference on Simulation and AI in Computer Games. King, D. (ed.). . EUROSIS.
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2017

Automatic liver segmentation from abdominal MRI images using active contours

G. Mohamed, R., A. Seada, N., Hamdy, S. & G. M. Mostafa, M. (2017) Automatic liver segmentation from abdominal MRI images using active contours. . . p. 30-37. .
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Affect and believability in game characters

ElSayed, S. & King, D. J. (2017) Affect and believability in game characters. In: Game-On’17: the 18th International Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation. Kehoe, J. (ed.). p. 90-97. . EUROSIS.
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Human emotion interpreter

ElSayed, S. (2017) Human emotion interpreter. In: Proceedings of SAI Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2016. Bi, Y. (ed.), Kapoor, S. (ed.), Bhatia, R. (ed.). p. 922-931. . Springer.
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An adaptive method for fully automatic liver segmentation in medical MRI-images

G. Mohamed, R., A. Seada, N., Hamdy, S. & Mostafa, M. G. M. . (2017) An adaptive method for fully automatic liver segmentation in medical MRI-images. . . p. 12-18. .
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Deep Arabic font family and font size recognition

Amer, I. M. ., ElSayed, S. & Mostafa, M. G. M. (2017) Deep Arabic font family and font size recognition. . . .
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Deep Arabic document layout analysis

Amer, I. M. ., Hamdy, S. & Mostafa, M. G. M. . (2017) Deep Arabic document layout analysis. In: Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS 2017). . p. 224-231. Cairo, Egypt: IEEE .
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Hybrid MPI/OpenMP Implementation of PCA

Ibrahim, D. S. & Hamdy, S. (2017) Hybrid MPI/OpenMP Implementation of PCA. In: Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS 2017). . p. 205-211. Cairo, Egypt: IEEE .
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Parallel architecture for face recognition using MPI

Ibrahim, D. S. & Hamdy, S. (2017) Parallel architecture for face recognition using MPI. . . p. 425-430. .
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2016

Human emotion interpreter

ElSayed, S. (2016) Human emotion interpreter. . . .
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2015

Interaction techniques in mobile augmented reality

Ahmed, L., Hamdy, S., Hegazy, D. & El-Arif, T. (2015) Interaction techniques in mobile augmented reality. In: 2015 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS' 15) . . p. 424-433. . IEEE .
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New trends of resource provisioning in multi-tier cloud computing

Eawna, M. H., Hamdy, S. & El-Horbaty, E. M. (2015) New trends of resource provisioning in multi-tier cloud computing. In: 2015 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS). . p. 224-230. . IEEE .
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Resource provisioning in single tier and multi-tier cloud computing

Eawna, M. H., Mohammed, S. H. & El-Horbaty, E. M. (2015) Resource provisioning in single tier and multi-tier cloud computing. . . p. 213-217. .
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Hybrid algorithm for resource provisioning of multi-tier cloud computing

Eawna, M. H., Mohammed, S. H. & El-Horbaty, E. S. M. (2015) Hybrid algorithm for resource provisioning of multi-tier cloud computing. . . p. 682-690. .
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Peer reviewer for the IEEE Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS) 2015.
Peer reviewer for the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Journal 2019.

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