Prof. Sherif Sakr

Professor, Department of Health Informatics, CPHHI, KSAU-HS

Prof. Sherif Sakr is a professor in the department of Health Informatics at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in The School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia and a visiting research fellow at National ICT Australia (NICTA) Australia. Prior to joining KSAU-HS, Prof. Sakr had appointments with University of New South Wales (Australia), Macquarie University (Australia), National ICT Australia (NICTA), Microsoft Research (Redmond, USA), Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs (Ireland and USA).

Prof. Sakr received his PhD degree in Computer and Information Science from Konstanz University, Germany in 2007. He received his BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the Information Systems department at the Faculty of Computers and Information in Cairo University, Egypt, in 2000 and 2003 respectively. In 2013, Sherif has been awarded the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate.
Prof. Sakr’s research interest is data and information management in general, particularly in areas of indexing techniques, query processing and optimization techniques, graph data management, social networks, data management in cloud computing. Prof. Sakr has published more than 70 refereed research publications in international journals and conferences such as: Proceedings of the VLDB endowment (PVLDB), IEEE Transactions on Service Computing (IEEE TSC), ACM Computing Survey (ACM CSUR), Journal of Computer, Systems and Science (JCSS), Information Systems, Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), Journal of Database Management (JDM), IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (IEEE COMST), Scientometrics, VLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, WWW, CIKM, ISWC, BPM, ER, ICWS, ICSOC, IEEE SCC, IEEE Cloud, TPCTC, DASFAA, ICPE, JCDL and DEXA. One of his papers has been awarded the Outstanding Paper Excellence Award 2009 of Emerald Literati Network.

Prof. Sakr is an associate editor of the cluster computing journal, a guest editor of a special issue of Transactions on Large-Scale Data and Knowledge-Centered Systems (TLDKS) and an editorial board member of many reputable international journals. He is also a constant reviewer for IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSC, IEEE Software, ACM TWEB, ACM TAAS, DKE Elsevier, JSS Elsevier, WWW Springer, Distributed and Parallel Databases Springer and many other international conferences and journals. Prof. Sakr is an IEEE Senior Member.

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