Associate Professor Nahla Barakat
Information Systems and Artificial Intelligent Departments Coordinator
Building G - Office 109

Nahla Barakat is an Associate Professor and Information System department coordinator, faculty of informatics and computer science, The British University in Egypt (BUE). Before joining the BUE, she was an associate professor and the Head of applied Information technology (Computer Science) department, the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), affiliated with RWTH-Aachen University, Germany; this in addition to other academic positions in different universities in Oman. Dr. Nahla taught a wide range of computer science, game design, and information system modules. In addition to academia, she has more than 10 years of industry experience, where she held different technical and high managerial positions in the area of software development and IT in a multinational environment.

Research Interests
  • Machine learning
  • Medical informatics and data mining
Journal Articles
  1. Barakat N., Bradley A. P. and Barakat M.N. (2010). “Intelligible Support Vector Machines for Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus”, IEEE Transaction on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 14 (4), pp.1114-1120 (DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2009.2039485).
  2. Barakat N. and Bradley A. P. (2010). “Rule Extraction from Support Vector Machines: A Review”, Neurocomputing, Vol. 74, (1-3), pp. 178-190, Elsevier, (DOI: 10.1016/j.neucom.2010.02.016).
  3. Barakat N. and Bradley A. P. (2007). “Rule Extraction from Support Vector Machines: A Sequential Covering Approach,” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), Vol. 19 (6), pp. 729-741.
  4. This paper was selected by the ACM Computing Reviews in September 2007 as one of the significant contributions in the area, with the comment “The paper is well written, interesting, and gives a deep insight into the state of the art of rules extraction methods”.
  5. Barakat, N. (2017). “Cascade Generalization: One Versus Many”, Journal of Computers, Vol.12 (3): pp238-249
Conference Papers
  1. Barakat, N., (2019). “A Framework for integrating software design patterns with game design framework”, 8th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering, (ICSIE 2019), Cairo, Egypt. ACM, 2019.
  2. El Kashef, A. and Barakat, N. (2018). “Intelligent Alarm System To Protect Small, Valuable Items”, International Conference on Computer and Applications (ICCA 2018), Beirut, Lebanon, pp 326-330, IEEE Xplore.
  3. Shalaby, A. A. and Barakat, N. (2017) "Mission Possible: A Gamified Approach to Handle Cancer Survivors Stress," 2017 European Conference on Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Bern, Switzerland, 2017, pp. 52-55. doi:10.1109/EECS.2017.19, IEEE Xplore.
Chapters in Books
  1. Barakat, N., (2016). “Diagnosis of Metabolic Syndrome: a Diversity Based Hybrid Model”, in LNAI series; " In: Perner P. (eds) Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol 9729. Springer, Cham.
  2. Barakat N. and Bradley A. P. (2009). “Effect of Domain Knowledge on Rule Extraction from Support Vector Machines,” LNAI 5632, pp. 311–321, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  3. Barakat N. and Bradley A. P. (2009). “Effect of Domain Knowledge on Rule Extraction from Support Vector Machines,” LNAI 5632, pp. 311–321, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Position
Information Systems and Artificial Intelligent Department Coordinator