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Email: balsam DOT alkouz AT sydney DOT edu DOT au

Balsam Alkouz

PhD Student

Biography

Balsam Alkouz is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Athman. She is a master’s degree holder in computer science from the University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 2018. She also worked as a Research Assistant in the Data Mining and Multimedia Research Group under the Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Sharjah. Alkouz’s interests focuses on Data Mining and Social Media Analysis but also includes Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies. She is a Women Techmakers lead and was a Google Developer Group manager in Sharjah.

PhD Publications

– Conferences:
  1. Constraint-based Formation of Drone Swarms. Xijing Liu, Kevin Lam, Balsam Alkouz, Babar Shahzaad, Athman Bouguettaya. PerCom  2022, Virtual.
  2. Service-Based Drone Delivery. Balsam Alkouz, Babar Shahzaad, Athman Bouguettaya. IEEE CIC 2021 , Virtual.
  3. Constraint-Aware Trajectory for Drone Delivery Services. Jermaine Janszen, Babar Shahzaad, Balsam Alkouz, Athman Bouguettaya. ICSOC 2021, Virtual.
  4. A Reinforcement Learning Approach for Re-allocating Drone Swarm Services. Balsam Alkouz, and Athman Bouguettaya. ICSOC 2021, Virtual.
  5. Package Delivery Using Autonomous Drones in Skyways. Woojin Lee, Balsam Alkouz, Babar Shazaad, and Athman Bouguettaya. UbiComp21, Virtual.
  6. Provider-centric Allocation of Drone Swarm Services. Balsam Alkouz, and Athman Bouguettaya. ICWS 2021, Virtual.
  7. Formation-based Selection of Drone Swarm Services. Balsam Alkouz, and Athman Bouguettaya. EAI MobiQuitous 2020, Germany.
  8. Swarm-based Drone-as-a-Service (SDaaS) for Delivery. Balsam Alkouz, Athman Bouguettaya, and Sajib Mistry. ICWS 2020, Beijing, China.

PhD Awards

  • Selected among 100 young researchers in computer science to attend the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, 2022.
  • The Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship, 2022.
  • IEEE Women In Services Computing (WISC) Scholarship to deserving female students pursuing technical educations, 2021.
  • Grace Hopper Student Scholarship to attend the annual Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), 2021.

Research Project