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Sirine Taleb wins best poster thesis award at 'Arab Women in Computing' conference in Morocco

Omar Badr (BE Civil and Environmental Engineering 2020)

The annual international conference of Arab Women in Computing (ArabWIC) held its 6th edition in Morocco on March 7–9, 2019. The conference celebrates women in computing in the Arab world and creates links for its participants with the global tech ecosystem. More than five hundred international and regional women and men from all technology sectors participated in making the conference the largest of its kind in tech in the Arab World.

The conference included fantastic and creative dissertations from Purdue University, USA and KAUST, KSA amongst other top institutions, vying for the various awards that were up for grabs.

One of the standout moments of the night was presented by MSFEA researcher Dr. Sirine Taleb who won the “Empowered Women for an Empowered Society" poster award for best PhD thesis. Titled “Context-aware Dynamic Designs for Energy Efficient Mobile Sensing", the thesis discussed the proposal of a novel smart dynamic sensing framework for mobile phones designed for the collection of data from external and embedded sensors while trading resource consumption, application accuracy, and recognition delay.

Graduating from the accelerated PhD track in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at MSFEA in May 2017; Taleb's interests are in the fields of data science, technology, and finance. She has focused her work on smartphone sensing, energy efficiency, adaptive and optimal sensing, mobile computing and context awareness. 

Taleb certainly holds a bright future in the field and has set herself apart at a very early stage of her career. The academic journey that has propelled her to such great heights was facilitated by the help and support of her supervisors Dr. Hazem Hajj and Dr. Zaher Dawy.

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