About

Having graduated with a Bsc in Electrical Engineering (honors) from the University of Wollongong in Dubai, I went on to pursue a Masters of Engineering Management at the same university. Throughout my experiences in IBM, Visa, and other companies, and throughout my education, I have accumulated a wealth of skills both technical and non-technical. I can proudly say my strengths lie in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Cloud, Android and Web Apps, UI/UX, Public Speaking, and Project Management. Armed with all of this I aim to leave a mark on this planet.

Experience

IBM

AI Solutions Engineer
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 2018 - present

Develop AI Proof of Concepts for Government Entities.

Work with Smart Dubai Government on AI Implimentations.

Support on various AI and Data Science projects.

IBM

Cloud Developer Advocate
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
June 2017 - 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 Middel East

Emerging Products and Innovation Intern
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
June 2016 - August 2016

Technical and project management support for existing Visa Checkout clients

Prepare 2017 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 everyday operations

Support website front end and backend redesign and upgrade

Manage ongoing projects

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

Smart recycling bin: 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

Software

Data Science
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Deep Learning
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C/C++
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Java
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Python
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Web Development (Full Stack)
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Android Development
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Matlab
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Hardware

Internet of Things
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Arduino
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Raspberry Pi
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FPGA
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AVR
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Assembly
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Soft Skills

Project Management (Agile)
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Design Thinking
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UI/UX Design
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Startup Ecosystem
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Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher
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Presentation
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Teaching
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Education

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Masters of Engineering Management
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
June 2017 - present

University of Wollongong in Dubai

Bachelor's of Engineering (Electrical) Honors
with Distinction
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
June 2013 - May 2017

WAM: 85 (A+, GPA 4.0)

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 Emirats
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

Chemistry club

Computer club

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Languages

Arabic

Mother Language, fluent in reading and writing

English

Fluent in reading and writing

French

Capable of holding a simple conversation

Certifications

Certified Application Developer - Cloud Platform

IBM August 2017

Certified Application Developer - Watson

IBM December 2017

International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

Arabia License GCC 110 360318 April 2013

IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software

Cisco May 2013

Diplome D'Etude En Langue Franciase (DELF B2)

Centre international d'études pédagogiques (CIEP) License 971012-201105S-1327183 September 2011

Publications

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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