Born in Cairo, Egypt, 1999, my parents had an unbelievable opportunity to move to Hawera, New Zealand. After growing up and spending 5 years of my childhood in this small town, in 2007, I had the chance to live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During my time in the Arabian Gulf, my arabic skills improved and I have met some lifelong friends whom I will never forget. Fast forward 2 more years, Lausanne, Switzerland was my next destination. Residing in a small town called Pully, I learnt French at a fluent level and maintained high grades to get into the top class for intermediate school (VSB - La Voie Secondaire à Baccalauréa). During my time in the canton of Vaud, I also learnt German at an intermediate level. Finally, in 2013, I arrived in Hamilton, New Zealand where I went to Hamilton Boys' High School to complete my NCEA certification at a Merit level.
During my spare time away from University, I like to spend time playing football. I am also an Arsenal fan, so I get depressed every Sunday morning watching the torture. Away from sport, I like to play video games such as League of Legends & World of Warcraft. I ranked 2nd best Udyr in Oceania for League of Legends and was the 20th best Demon Hunter for the World of Warcraft Oceanic server.
At Waikato University, all engineering students must take a management paper which allows students to manage a 2nd or 3rd year university project. In my case, I was tasked to manage a team of 4 student software engineers to create an interactive website where users can play online games together.
After taking up an internship at PlantTech Research Institution focusing on the creation of a deep learning model with TensorFlow, I grew a passion for the field of Artificial Intelligience. I then decided to focus me Honours research into implementing Machine Learning Algorithms for Android & IoT Devices.
Whilst working at Gallagher Group Ltd, I was tasked to transmit information from a microcontroller to AWS using MQTT network protocol. This experience introduced me to the realm of IoT. I was also asked to use AWS IoT Core to manage the devices that were transmitting information.