About Me

I joined Carleton University in July, 2018. Currently, I'm part of the Institute for Data Science. I got my PhD from the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. I used to be part of the Data Systems Group, and I worked with this awesome supervisor. Prior to the PhD journey, I got my master's degree from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where I worked with Panos Kalnis, who quit updating his page apparently because it's too mainstream. Back in the days, I got my bachelor's degree from Alexandria University in Egypt.

I'm interested in all kinds of data integration topics. Basically, any problem that involves heterogeneous data. This includes but not limited to data wrangling, data curation, entity linking, schema mediation, etc.. I'm also interested in question answering over structured data and facts mining in knowledge bases.

If you're interested in joining my group, please take a couple of minutes reading this, and Andy Pavlo's blog on how to write a bad statement before sending me an email. You know, just to avoid the disappointment.

Publications

Conference Papers

  • Yuan Wu, Diana Inkpen, Ahmed El-Roby. Mixup Regularized Adversarial Networks for Multi-Domain Text Classification. Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2021.
  • Yuan Wu, Diana Inkpen, Ahmed El-Roby. Conditional Adversarial Networks for Multi-Domain Text Classification. Proceedings of the Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2021.
  • Yuan Wu, Diana Inkpen, Ahmed El-Roby. Dual Mixup Regularized Learning for Adversarial Domain Adaptation. Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2020.
  • Ahmed El-Roby, Ashraf Aboulnaga. UFeed: Refining Web Data Integration Based on User Feedback. Proceedings of International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2017.
  • Ahmed El-Roby. Utilizing User Feedback to Improve Data Integration Systems. Proceedings of International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops (ICDEW), 2016.
  • Ahmed El-Roby, Ashraf Aboulnaga. ALEX: Automatic Link Exploration in Linked Data. Proceedings of ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data, 2015.

Journal Papers

  • Abdelghny Orogat, Isabelle Liu, Ahmed El-Roby. CBench: Towards Better Evaluation of Question Answering Over Knowledge Graphs. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), volume 14, number 8, 2021.
  • Essam Mansour, Ahmed El-Roby, Panos Kalnis, Aron Ahmadia, Ashraf Aboulnaga. RACE: A Scalable and Elastic Parallel System for Discovering Repeats in Very Long Sequences. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), volume 6, number 10, 2013.

Demonstrations

  • Ahmed El-Roby, Khalid Ammar, Ashraf Aboulnaga, Jimmy Lin. Sapphire: Querying RDF Data Made Simple. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB), volume 9, number 10, 2016.
  • Ahmed El-Roby, Ashraf Aboulnaga. ALEX: Automatic Link Exploration in Linked Data. Proceedings of International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2016.
  • Ahmed El-Roby, Mohamed Fahmy, May Moussa, Moustafa Youssef. Nuzzer-D: Demonstrating Device-free Passive Localization for Wireless Environments. International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), 2008.

Technical Reports

  • Ahmed El-Roby, Khalid Ammar, Ashraf Aboulnaga, Jimmy Lin. Sapphire: Querying RDF Data Made Simple. The Computing Research Repository abs/1805.11728. 2018.

Teaching

Students

PhD

Master's

  • Ritika Bhatia
  • Alex Gagnon
  • Xinyang Liu
  • Fathima Nizwana Yusuff
  • Anthony Tasca

Alumnus

  • Tom Nguyen (MCS - 2020) - Co-supervised with Prof. Hussein Mouftah
  • Mariama Drame (MCS - 2020)
  • Jeffery Zhang (MCS - 2020)

Get In Touch.

Email, Address, and Phone

myFirstName.myLastNameWithoutHyphen@carleton.ca
Herzberg Laboratories 5433
1125 Colonel By Dr
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
613-520-2600 ext. 4254