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Dr. Samhaa R. El-Beltagy

Samhaa R. El-Beltagy is a currently a full Professor at Nile University (NU), Center for Informatics Science, where she's head of the Text Mining Research Group.  She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, UK in 2001, and her Masters and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science from the American University in Cairo in 1997 and 1993 respectively.After completing her PhD, Dr. El-Beltagy has taken on technical leadership in numerous national developmental projects. In 2009, she was awarded the title of ACM senior member which recognizes “ACM members with at least 10 years of professional experience […] who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers”. It is worth noting that she is the first person with an Egyptian affiliation to have been awarded this title. She currently has over sixty refereed international publications and has served and continues to serve on the international program committees of numerous international conferences and workshops. She has also served as an external reviewer for a number of international journals, and national projects. Her research interests include: Text Mining,  Social Media Analysis, Document auto-tagging, Ontology Population and Learning, Intelligent Search, and Agent and Multi-agent based Systems and Frameworks.