Research Tracks

data mining

Text Mining and NLP

The Text Mining and NLP Research Group excels in developing algorithms for semantic analysis, sentiment detection, topic modeling and information retrieval. Specializing in deep learning techniques, they research large language models (LLMs) with a focus on improving model interpretability and training efficiency. Their research also aims to improve the extraction and unlocking of insights from massive document collections and diverse datasets through the utilization of big data technologies and analytics. The group focuses on the Arabic language besides other languages.



The Bioinformatics Research Group specializes in the intersection of biology and computer science. The group focuses on the organization and analysis of biological data. Their work involves developing software tools for molecular biologists to analyze genomic and proteomic data, facilitating the generation of new hypotheses, and aiding in the discovery of effective molecular therapies. Their work primarily supports breakthroughs in drug discovery, personalized medicine, and disease genomics, demonstrating significant impact across multiple areas of healthcare and biotechnology.


Medical Imaging and Image Processing

The Medical Imaging and Image Processing (MIIP) research group is dedicated to advancing the field of medical imaging and refining the characterization of tissue properties to improve diagnostic and interventional precision. The group works on the development of sophisticated algorithms for medical image acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. Their research encompasses advanced techniques in image segmentation, registration, multi-modal fusion, and

the discovery of imaging biomarkers, utilizing data from CT, MRI, PET, SPECT, and ultrasound modalities.

4. Ubiquitous and Visual Computing:

Ubiquitous and Visual Computing:

The Ubiquitous and Visual Computing (UbiComp) group works on extending conventional human-computer interaction paradigms to small computing devices that are wirelessly connected and unobtrusively embedded in objects and environments. Applications domains include security/surveillance, proactive healthcare delivery, and safety and environmental monitoring applications. The activities of the group are based on competencies from a broad spectrum of research areas including wireless sensor networks, embedded systems, computer vision, computer graphics and machine intelligence

Medical Informatics

Biomedical Systems and Informatics

The Biomedical Systems Group specializes in leveraging technology to enhance patient care. The group develops innovative methods and systems for acquisition, processing and analysis of multi-modal patient data including electronic health records, diagnostic results, sensor readings, and medical scans. Their projects include embedded image processing for retinal prostheses to advanced systems for retinopathy screening and haptic vision applications.



The Cyber Security research group focuses on protecting critical systems and sensitive information from unauthorized access and threats. Their research focuses on developing advanced technologies for malware detection, digital forensics, and strengthening network defenses against digital attacks. This group is at the forefront of devising innovative solutions to safeguard electronic data and services.


Software and Systems

The Software and Systems research group concentrates on pioneering developments in software engineering and distributed systems. Specializing in scalable architectures, DevOps methodologies, mobile applications and cloud computing integration, the group excels in optimizing system performance and reliability. Their research also delves into machine learning applications for automated system analysis and the enhancement of user-centric interfaces.

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing

The quantum field is now moving from theory into practice with very limited research existing on the practical aspect. Key issues addressed by the Quantum Computing research group include handling noise and coping with a limited number of qubits. Quantum is now changing all aspects of computer systems including data management and communication. With the tremendous processing power of quantum computing, real-world grand challenges like climate change modelling and forecasting can be tackled.


Additional research activities: 

current research thrusts include - in addition to the areas listed above - Brain Computer Interface, Cloud Computing, Study of Spinal Cord Motor Neurons Activity, and Virtual Environments for Serious Computer Gaming.