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Mohamed Sarwat Abdelghany Aly Elsayed

Biography

Mohamed Sarwat is an assistant professor of computer science, the director of the Data Systems (DataSys) lab, and an affiliate member of the Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering (CASCADE) at Arizona State University (ASU). Before joining ASU, Sarwat obtained his master's and doctoral degrees in computer science from the University of Minnesota in 2011 and 2014, respectively. His research interest lies in the broad area of data management systems. Sarwat is a recipient of the University of Minnesota doctoral dissertation fellowship. His research work has been recognized by two best research paper awards in the IEEE 16th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2015) and the 12th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2011). His vision paper on GeoViz-aware database systems received the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) Blue Sky Ideas award for best vision papers (3rd place) in the 15th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD 2017). His paper on building a scalable location-aware recommender system received a Best of Conference citation in the IEEE 28th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2012). Sarwat is also the lead architect of GeoSpark (A System For Processing Massive-Scale Geospatial Data in Apache Spark) and RecDB (A Recommendation-based Relational Database System). He is a member of the GeoInformatica journal editorial board and has served as a reviewer / program committee member for major data management and spatial computing venues that include but are not limited to PVLDB, SIGMOD, ICDE, GIS, SSTD, TKDE, TODS, TSAS.

Education
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2014
  • M.Sc. Computer Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 2011
  • B.Eng. Computer Engineering, Cairo University, Eygpt 2007
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
CEN 584Internship
CSE 584Internship
CEN 595Continuing Registration
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 792Research
CSE 795Continuing Registration
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 412Database Management
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 512Distributed Database Systems
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 595Continuing Registration
CEN 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
CSE 795Continuing Registration
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
CEN 584Internship
CSE 584Internship
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 412Database Management
CSE 512Distributed Database Systems
CSE 580Practicum
SER 593Applied Project
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
CSE 795Continuing Registration
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 512Distributed Database Systems
CSE 580Practicum
SER 593Applied Project
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 584Internship
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 512Distributed Database Systems
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 591Seminar
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 512Distributed Database Systems
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 584Internship
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 494Special Topics
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 591Seminar
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 512Distributed Database Systems
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 494Special Topics
CSE 512Distributed Database Systems
CSE 580Practicum
Honors / Awards
  • Best Research Paper Award
    • 16th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management MDM 2015.
    • 12th International Symposium on Spatial & Temporal Databases SSTD 2011.
  • CCC Blue Sky Ideas Award for Best Vision Papers in the 15th International Symposium on Spatial & Temporal Databases SSTD 2017
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF), University of Minnesota 2013.
  • Best Research Paper Nominee in 28th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering ICDE 2012.
  • Best Poster Award at the University of Minnesota U-Spatial Symposium 2012.
  • National Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Cairo University.