Abdel-Rahman H. Tawil

Professor in Software Engineering

School of Computing and Digital Technology - CDT
0121 331 5410

Abdel-Rahman H. Tawil is currently a Professor in Computing and Digital Technology. He received his BSc in Computer Science from the University of Jordan in Amman and his PhD is in the area of Semantic Interoperability in Heterogeneous and Distributed Multiple-Information Servers Environment from Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK. Before he joined BCU he worked as a senior lecturer for six year at the School of Computing Science and Mathematics, University of East London (UEL) and for five years as a lecturer at Aston University, Birmingham, UK. He is a member of the Intelligent Systems and Networks Research Group and the principal investigator for the Big Data Corridor (BDC) project - funded by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund (Project no. 12R16P00220) and match-funded by six Project Partners including Birmingham City Council, Aston University, EnableID, Innovation Birmingham and West Midlands Combined Authority.

Following the success of the Big Data Corridor both Birmingham City University (BCU) and Birmingham City Council (BCC) agreed to work on a Data Science collaborative (DSC) Project as part of the Insight programme - a newly funded council initiative. DSC adopts a data centric approach so BCC can create the capability of turning information into business intelligence and insight to make better informed strategic and tactical decisions and to deploy resources appropriately. The DSC project is at its second year of funding and is currently focused on understanding and predicting the economic impact of Covid-19 through data science.

Abdel-Rahman has extensive research expertise and a wide range of research interests with special emphasis being placed on semantic technology and its use for real-world applications. His current research interest includes using Internet of Things (IoT) in Tele-health and Tele-homecare applications: exploiting the semantics of resources and activities descriptions available in a patient surrounding environment, adaptive learning and care actors profiling.

Abdel-Rahman also worked as a lecturer at the University of West of England (UWE), Bristol; University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC); and the Department of Computer Science, Cardiff University. He is a visiting lecturer at ISIS, Engineering School of Health Information Systems, Jean-François Champollion University, Toulouse

Abdel-Rahman is currently leading the Intelligent Software Systems Lab (ISSL) as part of the Data Analytics and AI (DAAI) research group. Within this lab, the team investigate applying established approaches (e.g., neural network, objective decision-making, secure design) in novel ways, thereby producing intelligent solutions for software systems in a myriad of domains.

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