Noha Elfiky


School of Economics and Business Administration » Business Analytics
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  • PhD. in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (Oct 2009 - Jun 2012). Summa Cum Laude. Dissertation title: Compact, adaptive and discriminative spatial pyramids for improved object and scene classification.
  • Msc. in Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (Oct 2008 - Sep 2009). Grade: Distinction. Thesis title: Enhancing Local Binary Patterns using Spatial Pyramid Kernel: Application to Scene Classification.
  • BSc. in Computer Science and Information Systems (Sep 2000 - Jul 2004). Graduation project: Remote Maintenance Management System.

Professional Experience

Teaching Experience

  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. Software Engineering (Nov 2008 - Apr 2009). German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt
  • CSEN 102 Introduction to Computer Programming (Oct 2007 - Feb 2008)
  • CSEN 202 Introduction to Computer Programming (Mar 2008 - Jun 2008)

Courses Taught

  • BUSAD 137 (Advanced Quantitative Methods)
  • OPS  802 (Programming for Analytics)
  • OPS  808 (Business Intelligence and Analytics)
  • OPS 812 (Practicum)
  • FAIM 603 (Quantitative Methods for Financial Analysis)

Honors, Awards & Grants


Awards and Honors

• Received the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona’s “Extraordinary Thesis Award” for my PhD thesis in 2012.

• VOC PASCAL Challenge 2009. Honorably mention (2nd position) in image classification winning 2 out of 20 classes. F. S. Khan, J. van de Weijer, A. Bagdanov, N. Elfiky, D. Rojas, M. Pedersoli, X. Boix, P. Gonfaus, H. Salaheldeen, R. Benavente, J. Gonzlez, M. Vanrell.