Career Record

  • Jul 2020 till now Assistant Professor at Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada

  • Jul 2019 to Jul 2020 Postdoctoral Fellow at Creative Interactions Lab, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  • Sep 2015 to Jun 2019 PhD Researcher at Open Lab, Newcastle University, UK

  • Oct 2014 to Sep 2015 Lecturer Assoc. at MSA University

  • Mar 2009 to Oct 2014 Senior Developer at Vodafone Egypt

  • Jul 2008 to Mar 2009 Web Developer at Intercom Enterprises

  • Jul 2007 to Jan 2008  IT Specialist at Suez Canal Authority

  • Sep 2006 to Jul 2007 IBM Intern in the IBM Websphere Program

  • Education

  • PhD in HCI Computing, Open Lab, Newcastle University, UK (2019)

  • MSc of Computer Science, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt (2014)

  • BSc(Hons) of Computer Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt (2006)

  • Member of The Arab Women in Comuting Association

    Previous member of Vodafone Egypt Women in Technology Diversity & Inclusion Initiative


  • Peace Painting  at the Carleton Community Art Exhibition, CUAG Art Gallery. Ottawa, ON, Canada, Jan-Feb 2020.
  • AMR Interactive Pharmacys at the London Design Festival, The Day Lewis Pharmacy Installation, Reading, UK, Sep 2018.
  • BacterioChromic at the Living with Adaptive Architecture Exhibition, Lakeside Arts Gallery. Nottingham, UK, May-June 2018.
  • ActuEater at the Living with Adaptive Architecture Exhibition, Lakeside Arts Gallery. Nottingham, UK, May-June 2018.
  • Immersive Hive at the “Bees!” Exhibition, at The Hancock Great North Museum. Newcastle, UK, March 2018.
  • Enchanted Architecture Gallery during the “2016 CHARRETTE WEEK”, Architecture School, Newcastle University, UK, Sep 2016.

  • Media

  • 2030 Ambient Dwellings
    Article in the Medium Magazine, by Piers Fowkes. October 2, 2019.
  • Seamless Seams: Machine Sewing shape-changing and colour-changing threads.
    Article in Open Lab, by Emily Barker. June 27, 2019.
  • Beautiful and Smart
    Article in Professional Builder. Featured in "Innovations". February 18, 2019.
  • Interior design of the future will seem like magic
    Article in The Conversation. Featured both "Art" and "Science + Technology". February 15, 2019
  • Help create a buzz about bees at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock
    Article in the Northern Echo, by Joe Kelly. March 12, 2018

  • Invited Talks

  • Future Interactive Interiors: between Utopia and Dystopia
    Afternoon Intersections Talk at the CUAG (Carleton University Art Gallery), Ottawa, ON, Canada. March 25, 2020
  • Can Women in STEM change the game?
    International Women's Week Breakthrough Breakfast at Kanata Tech Hub, ON, Canada. March 3, 2019
  • Shape-Changing Interfaces and Home Decor
    BIG Lab talk (Bristol Interactions Group) at Bristol University, UK. November 4, 2019
  • Interactive Interior Design
    Public CLUE talk at Carleton University Ottawa ON, Canada. August 19, 2019
  • Interior Design that Walks and Talks!
    Public Lecture at Newcastle University "New Voices on Science, Agriculture and Engineering". May 2, 2019
  • Academia and Industry Collaboration
    Guest Speaker at the Vodafone Global Innovation Forum. October 30, 2015.