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Maytham Safar

Referee for: J.4, K.4.2, L.6.0, L.6.1, L.6.2, L.7.0
Institution: Kuwait University
Address: Computer Engineering Department
Kuwait University
P.O. Box 5969
Safat 13060

Curriculum Vitae:


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA, 1995
  • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering with Honors Class, Kuwait University, 1992

Professional Experience

  • September 1992 – August 1993 Laboratory Engineer, Computer Engineering Department, Kuwait University
  • September 1993 – September 2000 Scholarship holder for Masters and Ph.D. from Kuwait University
  • October 2000 – December 2007 Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department, Kuwait University
  • August 2003 – August 2004 Visiting Professor at the Computer Science Department, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
  • December 2007 -present Promoted to Associate Professor rank at Kuwait University

Main Research Interests:

  • image retrieval
  • spatial index structures and databases
  • multimedia databases
  • data mining
  • algorithms
  • geographic information systems
  • location based services
  • social networks
  • sensor networks