Aoun Lutfi

Using AI to power the world

About

Aoun Lutfi is a Senior Data Scientist and AI Solutions Engineer with experience in identifying, designing, and developing AI Solutions and undertaking Data science projects in various industries. He has experience helping startups leverage AI and has worked with clients from various industries to qualify, design, and develop AI and Data Science solutions. He is also involved in the community and has given various training and talks.

Experience

AlgoDriven

Senior Data Scientist

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

June 6, 2021 - Present


Lead development and optimization of vehicle price prediction and forecast algorithms and models.

Take ownership of AI model design direction and engineering.

Lead data science and AI projects that translate to direct business outcomes for the company and its clients.

Lead the development of damage detection, classification, and estimate systems.

Drive additional insights and understandings from core algorithms and models.

Adapt existing models to scale across new markets.

Set up best practices and processes for fast and efficient delivery.

IBM

AI Solutions Engineer/ Data Scientist

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

23 April, 2018 - May 31, 2021


Work directly with stakeholders to qualify and prioritize data-driven use cases that add value.

Collect and validate data requirements from client stakeholders.

Advise clients on the most suitable approaches to solving business problems using data.

Design and develop Data Science and AI use cases, proof of concepts, and projects for various clients.

Provide documentation and reports to facilitate the handover of projects to clients and delivery teams.

Lead and supervise various Data Science and AI projects.

Develop reusable assets and intellectual property relating to Data Science and AI

Provide Data Science and AI seminars, training, and workshops for various clients, internal employees, and the community.

IBM

Cloud Developer Advocate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

18 June, 2017 - 17 March, 2018


Engage with developers and startups.

Organize IBM Cloud events, workshops, and demos.

Help develop Proof of Concepts for IBM clients.

Develop POCs for Smart Dubai Government.

Visa Middle East

Emerging Products and Innovation Intern

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

5 June, 2016 - 25 August, 2016


Technical and project management support for existing Visa Checkout clients.

Prepare market acquisition plan.

Support various daily activities.

800Flower.ae

UI/UX Design Consultant and Project (Part Time)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

September 2016 - April 2017


Support website front end and backend redesign and upgrade.

Manage ongoing projects.

Support everyday operations.

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Research Assistant at S3 Research center

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

June 2015 - October 2017


Healthbuddy: indoor smart assistive drone for healthcare patients.

Smart School System: Android application with various internet of things connected sensors.

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Peer Tutor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

September 2015 - December 2016


Tutor other students in Programming.

Tutor other students in Physics.

Skills

Industries


Government Experience in working with various government departments to identify use cases where AI can help improve the business, operations, and citizen experience.
Healthcare Experience in developing AI systems to improve various operations in healthcare.
Automotive Experience in developing AI systems related to pricing, inspection, valuation, and damage detection.
Startup Ecosystem Experience in working with various startups to integrate AI technology into their ideas and operations.

Tools


IBM Watson
IBM Cloud
IBM SPSS
IBM Cloud Pak for Data
IBM Maximo Visual Inspection
MS Azure
Google Cloud
AWS

Specializations


Feature Engineering

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Deep Learning

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Machine Learning

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Data Science

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Data Engineering

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Data Science


Scikit Learn

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CatBoost

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Tensorflow

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XGBoost

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Pytorch

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Development


Python

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Cloud Development

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Flask/ Bootstrap Applications

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Full Stack

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Containers/ Kubernetes

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SQL

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Javascript/ NodeJs

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DevOps

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Hardware


Internet of Things

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Arduino

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FPGA

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Assembly

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Soft Skills


Training

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Word, PowerPoint, Excel

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Presentation

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Design Thinking

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Client Advisory

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UI/ UX Design

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Project Management (Agile)

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Education

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Masters of Engineering Management with Distinction

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

June 2017 - May 2019


WAM: 83

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Bachelor's of Engineering (Electrical) Honors with Highest Distinction

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

June 2013 - May 2017


WAM: 85

UOWD UAE Software TradeShow 2016 1st Place: FingerTips, Internet Connected Glove

UOWD UAE Software TradeShow 2015 3rd Place: Home and Light Management System

Dean’s Merit List 2014

Dean’s Merit List 2013

UOWD 3rd Programing competition 2014 1st Place: Problem Solving

Heriot-Watt Men's Volleyball Tournament 1st Place 2014

Heriot-Watt Men's Volleyball Tournament 2nd Place 2015

Al Mawakeb School - Garhoud

American Highscool

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

January 2003 - May 2013


Average: 96.7

SAT: 1990/2400

SAT Physics: 800/800

SAT Math: 740/800

SAT Math 2: 720/800

SAT Biology: 720/800

Leadership Award

President's shield

Volleyball team

Student council

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Languages


Arabic Native speaker
English Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking
French Conversational

Certifications


Azure AI Fundamentals

Microsoft, April 2021

Certified Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals (AI-900)

Master Certified Data Scientist

IBM/ OpenGroup, July 2020

OpenGroup certified L2 Master Data Scientist

Certified Data Scientist

IBM/ OpenGroup, May 2019

OpenGroup certified L1 Experienced Data Scientist

IBM Professional Data Science Specialization

IBM/ Coursera, March 2019

Certification number 24S3T2PP5KFY

Deep Learning Specialization

deeplearning.ai/ Coursera, April 2018

Certification number F4KG2LLR6JBE

Certified Application Developer - Watson

IBM, December 2017

Certified Application Developer - Cloud Platform

IBM, August 2017

International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

ICDL Arabia, April 2013

Arabia License GCC 110 360318

IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software

Cisco, May 2013

Diplome D'Etude En Langue Franciase (DELF B2)

Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP), September 2011

License 971012-201105S-1327183

Talks


SRTIP AI and Industry 4.0

Sharjah, UAE, February 12, 2020

Delivered a talk on the impact of AI on various industries in the region.

Arab AI Summit 2019

Dead Sea, Jordan, October 29-30, 2019

Delivered a talk on how to derive value from data using AI and a hands-on workshop on AutoAI, a tool which allows developing, deploying, and managing machine learning models without code.

Xpand Conference

Amman, Jordan, April 12-13, 2019

Delivered a talk on AI and machine learning methodology and platform for middle to senior level technical leaders.

Jordan Digital Transformation Forum 2018

Amman, Jordan, April 5, 2019

Contributed to a panel discussion on the importance of data strategy, governance, and quality in machine learning.

Dubai Data Science Meetup

Dubai, UAE, December 1, 2018

Delivered a technical session to data science professionals and enthusiasts on model explainability.

AI Summer Camp

Dubai, Jordan, June 27, 2018 and July 16, 2018

Delivered two sessions on data science and deep learning to high school and university students.


Publications


Patents and IP

Website user interface and user experience optimization using deep learning and click maps

October 13, 2020 IP.com

A system and method for securing deep learning model deployments

October 5, 2020 IP.com

CONSTRUCTION OF A MACHINE LEARNING MODEL

October 8, 2020 US 20200320404


Conferences

Lutfi, A., Fasciani, S. (2017, August) Towards Automated Optimization of Web Interfaces and Application in E-commerce, 2017 International Conference on Computer Application (pp. 79-84), IEEE

Lutfi, A., Saidi, F., & Watfa, M. (2016, August). A ubiquitous smart educational system: Paving the way for big educational data. In Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH), 2016 Sixth International Conference on (pp. 233-238). IEEE.

Todd, C., Watfa, M., El Mouden, Y., Sahir, S., Ali, A., Niavarani, A., Lutfi, A., Copiaco, A., Agarwal, V., Afsari, K., Johnathon, C., Okafor, O. and Ayad, M. (2015) A Proposed UAV for Indoor Patient Care, International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation, IMETI2015, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Oct 30-Nov 3 2015.


Journals

Todd, C., A., Watfa, M., Lutfi, A., Copiaco, A., Agarwal, V., Afsari, K., Johnathon, C., Okafor, O. and Ayad, M. (2015) Towards an Autonomous, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Indoor Flight in Healthcare; a Review of Research Challenges and Approaches, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, vol 5(8), pp. 21-28.

Todd, C., Watfa, M., Stephens, M., Lutfi, A., Copiaco, A., Agarwal, V., Afsari, K., Johnathon, C., Okafor, O. and Ayad, M. (2015) Towards a UAV that Provides Triage Assessment for Chronic Illness in a GPS-Denied Environment, International Journal of Robotics and Automation Technology, vol 2(2), pp.73-86.


Contact

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