Our goal is to lead the world in the development of smart engineering systems by combining interdisciplinary teamwork, cutting-edge techniques, and moral behaviour to create a future that is both technologically advanced and sustainable.


To lead innovative research and development in smart engineering systems, utilizing state-of-the-art tools to tackle difficult social issues and spur creativity across several fields


Center Director Word

Prof. Mohamed El-Helw

Prof Mohamed El-Helw is CIS director. He joined Nile University as an Assistant Professor in 2008 where he led the Ubiquitous and Visual Computing Group (UbiComp) at the Centre for Informatics Science (CIS). Prior to moving to NU, Dr. El-Helw had been working as post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Computing and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London where he carried out work on the use of image-based modeling and rendering techniques for medical simulation, understanding visual perception and the development of wireless body sensor networks.

His research interests are focused on ubiquitous systems, computer vision, 3D computer graphics, deep neural networks, and scientific computing. He has a proven research and development track record in the above areas with more than 60 refereed publications and major research grants totaling more than EGP 10 Million. Dr. El-Helw received B.Sc. in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo, M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Hull, UK, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Imperial College London, University of London in 2006. He also holds a Diploma in Visual Information Processing (DIC) from Imperial College London. He is a full Professor and a Senior Member of the IEEE society.