Khaled R. Ahmed

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Director



School of Computing
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL, USA 62901
1230 Lincoln Drive, Engineering A. Room 409G
Phone: +1 618-453-6057
Fax: +1 618-453-6044
E-mail: kahmed@cs.siu.edu

Big dAta and Software Engineering research lab (BASE research lab)

The exponential growth of data in the last decade has stimulated a new specialization for the software industry: data-intensive or big data, software systems. Big data applications should be able to scale to accommodate increasing data growth while maintaining scalability and reliability. The mission of the BASE laboratory is to design, implement and evaluate algorithms and techniques for developing applications that serve the community. Currently, the BASE research lab focuses on software engineering support for big data systems and deep learning algorithms.

The BASE resarch lab is actively seeking well-motivated Ph.D. and MSc. students to work on different projects.

The minimum requirements are:
  1. An MS/BS degree in computer science or related fields,
  2. Background on Deep learning, Big data (e.g. Apache Spark), and SE.
  3. Efficient programming skills in C++/Python/Java.

  4. Interested person should contact me directly through email: : kahmed@cs.siu.edu.

Master Students

Ph.D. Students

Alumni Students
  • Yousef Alsenani , "Trust and Reliability-based frameworks for Secure Volunteer Cloud Computing, Ph.D. student graduated Fall 2020"
  • Jawad Siddique (Research Assistant) , "Using Deep learning to mitigate animal-vehicle accidents," master student graduated Fall 2022.
  • Subash Kharel , "Detecting Potholes using deep learning," master student graduated Spring 2021 and received Outstanding Thesis Award.
  • Akhila Kambhatla , "Handgun detection in drone stream video using deep learning," master student graduated Spring 2020.

Research Opportunities
  • 2021-2022 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
    Indian faculty and researchers who are in the early stages of their research careers in India. This fellowship will provide you an opportunity to strengthen your research capacities. Postdoctoral fellows having research interest in Deep learning and object detection could use this fellowship to join BASE lab. This fellowship are for eight to 24 months.
    Due date: Jul. 15, 2020
  • AY2021-2022 Fulbright Egyptian Scholar Program - Post-Doctoral Research Grant
    Egyptian who are academic full-time faculty member of an Egyptian university or research institute/center and interested in AI and Deep learning. Ph.D. is required. Excellent command of English. Grant Duration: three to nine months. This fellowship will provide you an opportunity to strengthen your research capacities in my resesarch lab. You may contact me if you have interst at kahmed@cs.siu.edu.
    Application Deadline: July 25, 2020
  • Fulbright Egyptian Student Program AY20201-2022: Master Degree
    Egyptian students who are interest to do their master thesis in Deep learning and object detection could use this opportunity to join BASE lab. This program for a maximum of 24 months. Program opens in Feb 2020. You may contact me if you have interst at kahmed@cs.siu.edu.
    Application Deadline: July 1, 2020
  • Fulbright Egyptian Student Program:Visiting Student Researcher
    Egyptian students interested in AI and Deep learning who are registered in Ph.D. programs at universities in Egypt could apply to this opportunity for collecting data and/or conducting research for six to nine months in BASE lab. program opens in Feb 2020. You may contact me if you have interst at kahmed@cs.siu.edu.
    Application Deadline: July 1, 2020