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Riham Abdel Kader


Mathematics & Computer Science


r.abdelkader@bau.edu.lb


07 985080 Ex: 3310


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Riham Abdel Kader

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Dr. Riham Abdel Kader has graduated from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon receiving her BS (2003) and MS (2006) degrees in Computer Science. In 2006, Dr. Riham joined the Database Group at the University of Twente in The Netherlands as a PhD student. She focused her research on the optimization of XQueries in the context of relational database systems. She received her PhD in 2010, and started working as a Senior Software Engineer at ASML, a leading international company in the lithography industry. Since 2014, she is an Assistant professor at Beirut Arab University. Her research interests are the optimization of joins in Database Management Systems, Software Engineering, and Graphs.

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Teaching

Fall 2015/2016:

  • File Structure
  • Information Technology I
  • Computer and Society
  • Research Topics
  • Technical Writing and Research Skills
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Database Management Systems

Spring 2015/2016:

  • Database Systems (Debbieh + Tripoli)
  • Compiler Construction (Debbieh + tripoli)
  • Enterprise Data Warehouses
  • Automata Theory and Formal Languages
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Science

Fall 2016/2017:

  • File Structure (Debbieh + Tripoli)
  • Computer and Society (Debbieh + Tripoli)
  • Technical Writing and Research Skills
  • Database Management Systems

Spring 2016/2017:

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Senior Project II
  • Compiler Construction
  • Automata Theory & Formal Language
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • Senior Research in CS
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse

Fall 2017/2018:

  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Computer and Society
  • Int. to Algebra
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Database Management Systems
  • Senior Project I
  • Technical Writing and Research Skills

Spring 2017/2018:

  • Database Systems(Debbieh + Tripoli)
  • Senior Project II
  • Software Engineering
  • Automata Theory & Formal Language
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Introduction to Programming

Fall 2018/2019:

  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Computer and Society (Debbieh + Beirut)
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Database Management Systems
  • IS Project Management
  • Senior Project I
  • Technical Writing and Research Skills

Research

Research Interests

The research interests are the optimization of joins in Database Management Systems, Software Engineering, and Graphs.

Publications

R. Abdel Kader, W. El Hajj Chehadeh. A Model Driven Engineering Approach for Automating the Portability of User Interfaces in Native Mobile Applications. Submitted to the journal of Applied Mathematics and Information Sciences, 2018.

R. Abdel Kader, W. El Hajj Chehadeh, A. El-Zaart. An Iterative Skin Images Segmentation for Cancer Detection. Submitted to the journal of Image Analysis and Stereology, 2018.

W. El Hajj Chehadeh, R. Abdel Kader, R. Kassem, A. El-Zaart. Image Segmentation For Fingerprint Recognition. In IEEE Applied Signal Processing Conference (ASPCON 2018), 7-9 December 2018, India. IEEE.

W. El Hajj Chehadeh, R. Abdel Kader, A. El-Zaart. Segmentation of MRI Images for Brain Cancer Detection. In International Conference on Information and Communications Technology (ICOIACT2018), 6-8 March 2018, Indonesia. IEEE.

W. El Hajj Chehadeh, R. Abdel Kader. A Model-Driven Approach for the Validation of RTOS Constraints in Real-time Application Models. In International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, ISSN 0973-4562, Volume 12, Number 5, 2017.

I. Abdel Kader, R. Abdel Kader. Basis in Directed Graph. In Proceedings of the International Arab Conference on Mathematics and Computations (IACMC2014), 23-24 April 2014, Jordan.

R. Abdel Kader. ROX: Run-Time Optimization of XQueries - By Means of Sampling in Database Systems. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011.

R. Abdel Kader, M. van Keulen, P. Boncz, and S. Manegold. Run-time Optimization for Pipelined Systems. In Proceedings of the IV Alberto Mendelzon Workshop on Foundations of Data Management (AMW2010), 17-20 May 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Springer Verlag.

R. Abdel Kader, P. Boncz, S. Manegold, and M. van Keulen. ROX: The Robustness of a Run-time XQuery Optimizer Against Correlated Data. In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE2010), 1-6 March 2010, Long Beach, California, USA. IEEE Computer Society Press.

R. Abdel Kader, P. Boncz, S. Manegold, and M. van Keulen. ROX: Run-Time Optimization of XQueries. In Proceedings of the 35th ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data (SIGMOD2009), 29 June - 02 July 2009, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. ACM.

R. Abdel Kader. XQuery Optimization in Relational Database Systems. In VLDB 2007 Ph.D. Workshop, 23-24 September 2007, Vienna, Austria.

R. Abdel Kader, and M. van Keulen. Overview of Query Optimization in XML Database Systems. Technical Report TR-CTIT-07-39, Center for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, 2007.

R. Abdel Kader. Grouping XQueries for Efficient Evaluation in an XML Processing System. Master’s thesis, American University of Beirut. June 2006.

J. Dargham, R. Abdel Kader, and R. Awada. Modeling Web Applications with UML. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Internet Technologies and Applications (ITA 05), 7-9 September 2005, Wrexham, North Wales, UK.

Activities

Dr. Riham Abdel Kader is a member of  

    • The Faculty of Science research committee,
    
    • The Scientific Committee of the International Conference of the Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS),

    • The committee responsible for the preparation of the accreditation report targeted towards ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology),

    • The Committee responsible for the preparation of the self-assessment and continuous improvement reports for the computer science program,

    • The student activity committee of the Faculty of Science (Past).

Dr. Riham Abdel Kader is the responsible and coordinator of the training of a group of top computer science students at Beirut Arab University to take part in the Lebanese Collegiate Programming Competition (LCPC). One of the participating BAU teams won in LCPC 2015 and was invited to participate in the regional competition ACPC (Arab Collegiate Programming Competition).

Dr. Riham Abdel Kader is the supervisor of the following two master theses:
    
    • Combining Sub-Classification and User Feedback in Search Engine Results (Marwa Mashharawi)

    • A Modified Genetic Algorithm Solution for the Course Allocation Problem at Universities (Mohamad Mohamad)