I am currently a resident at Google Brain, Mountain View, CA.
I recently completed my PhD in Neuroscience from Columbia University in the lab of John P. Cunningham, where I worked on problems in computational neuroscience and machine learning. I was interested in identifying and validating structures from complex signals such as those recorded from neural systems, and I was interested particularly in studying the motor system. During my PhD years, I developed machine learning and statistical methods and applied them on data recorded from different neural systems, and I studied the two main stages of movement generation (movement preparation and execution).
I completed my B.S. from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a major in Electronics Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. After my B.S., I joined the founding class of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where I pursued my M.S. in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Jürgen Kosel and studied EKG signals to extract respiratory-related information. In 2011, I moved to the US to pursue my PhD in Electrical Engineering at Washington University in Saint Louis, where I started to develop my research interest for computational neuroscience. In 2013, I transferred to Columbia University PhD program, where I joined the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience.
Contact: gfa2109 at cumc dot columbia dot edu
Office: Kolb 718