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Ahmed Loai Ali

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Title Dr.-Ing.
Function Postdoctoral Researcher
Office 3.13
Office Hours Friday 10:00-12:00
Phone 64283
eMail loai


About me

I am a researcher at Bremen Spatial Cognition Center (BSCC) as a part of Cognition Systems (CoSy) research group at University of Bremen. I am carrying multidisciplinary research under the fields of Geoscience and Information Systems. I joined the group as a Ph.D Student in April 2013. I was supported be a Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Previously, I got M.Sc. degree of Information Systems from Faculty of Computer and Information (FCI), Cairo University in 2010. Moreover, I have graduated from Faculty of Computer and Information (FCI), Assiut University in 2005. From 2005-2012, I was employed at Assiut University as researcher and teaching assistant in Information Systems department. In particular,  I am highly interested in Geographical Information System (GIS). I worked as co-founder of GIS lab at Assiut University. I defended my PhD in September 2016 at University of Bremen. My PhD was tackling the quality of Volunteered Geographical Information (VGI). VGI is as a new crowdsourcing paradigm of geographical data collection. It is a rich source of spatial data and information, but unfortunately with problematic quality. In my research, I developed an approach to enhance data classification by applying machine learning algorithms.  

Currently, I am working in project of "Human-Centered Relational Feature Classification for VGI". The project is funded by German Research Foundation (DFG). The project tackel the quality of data classification in VGI mapping project. In such collaborative project, data classification is mostly subjective and follow the human-centric model. However, applying spatial cognition aspects and geographic context investigation can be utilized to enhance data classification and ensure the resulting data quality. Moreover, I am part of CapacityLab project, which harnesses Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to support the developing countries. Most of ICT4D applications are built up on Crowdsourcing and VGI concepts. 


DAAD GERLS Scholarship: For doing my Ph.D. during the period from October 2012 up to October 2016.

COST Grant: For contribution at "The Vespucci Initiative", a summer school about VGI and Citizen Science at Fiesole, Florence, Italy.

Impulse Grant: University of Bremen: for participation at  "GIScience 2014" conference, Vienna, Austria.


  • Database Management System.
  • Geographical Information System.
  • Artificial Intelligent.
  • Data Quality and Evaluation.
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Spatial Decision Support System.
  • File Structure.
  • Networking and Communication (a little bit)
  • At Assuit University, Egypt: I am occupied the Position of Teaching assistant in Information System department (October 2005- April 2012). During these years, I was responsible for the follows:
  • Teaching the practical classes for the courses of: 
    • Object Oriented Programming 
    • Data Structure
    • File Organization
    • Data Transmissions and Communications 
    • Software Engineering 
    • Visual Programming with C#
    • Geographical Information System (GIS)  
    • Data Mining
  • Supervision students in numerous graduation projects in different areas covering:
    • Social networking (web and mobile)
    • GIS (desktop and web applications)
    • E-Commerce web applications (EC)
    • Management Information Systems different applications. (MIS)
curriculum vitae

Ph.D, Student, Hosted by Cognitive Systems research Group (CoSy), University of Bremen, Germany [April 2013-October 2016]

M.Sc. of Information Systems: From Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University, Egypt, [January 2008, November 2010].

B.Sc. of Computer and information science: From Faculty of Computers and Information, Assuit University, Egypt [September 2001, May 2005]