CHCI Alumni Highlight: Mohamed Magdy Farag
March 14, 2022
Dr. Mohamed Magdy Farag is a Research Associate at the Center of Sustainable Mobility at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. He is working on developing intelligent large scale traffic simulation with vehicular networks. His dissertation and related research with Ed Fox (Advisor) and the Digital Library Research Lab was about developing intelligent large scale web information retrieval systems (event focused crawlers) about crisis/disaster events. During his work with the Center on the NSF funded projects “Crisis, Tragedy and Recovery Network'' (CTRnet) and “Integrated Digital Event Archiving and Library” (IDEAL), he was able to develop an intelligent web information retrieval system to collect relevant information related to crisis events. He also was able to learn and use the Hadoop Big Data system for large scale social media analysis.