Location-Aware Services For Smart Cities

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 10:00
Blakeslee Room
Abdeltawab Hendawi

In smart cities, location-aware services that inspect the future locations of moving objects became an integral part with the spread of location sensing devices (e.g., in-car gps, smart phones, smart watches). These services play a vital role in many applications such as traffic management, mobile advertising, ride hailing, and map routing. In this talk, I will present my vision for smart location-aware services, and I will walk through some of my contributions in this domain.


Abdeltawab Hendawi is a Postdoc Research Associate in Computer Science at the University of Virginia. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His research interests are centered on big data management and analytics with more focus on smart cities related applications. His work has been recognized by a number of awards, including the Best Paper Award at ACM SIGSPATIAL MobiGIS 2012; Best Design/Plan Poster Award and Best Overall Poster Award at the U-Spatial Symposium 2013; Best Demo Paper Award at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2014; Data Science Research Fellowship at the University of Washington 2014; Best and Second Best Demo Paper Awards at IEEE MDM 2015; Hobby Postdoc Research Fellowship at the University of Virginia 2015; Blue Sky Ideas Award 2016 and Best Runner-up Vision Paper Award at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2016; Best Poster Award at the UVa Research Symposium 2018; and Best Demo Paper Award Runner-up at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2018. Dr. Hendawi is the founding co-chair of the IEEE Big Spatial Data workshop 2016 to 2018.