He serves on the
editorial boards of premier journals such as the ACM Transactions on
Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), where he
was named the Best Associate Editor in 2014. He co/chaired several
international conferences such as ICME, NOSSDAV, MoVid, and ACM
Multimedia—Systems Track. Dr. Hefeeda has co-authored more than 100
refereed papers and multiple granted patents (Google Scholar Page). He maintains strong ties with industrial partners such as CBC, Aljazeera, Nokia, and Cisco, where some of his research software systems have been used.
In 2010, he
co-founded Video Semantics in the U.S., which received over $1M in
funding from the National Science Foundation and other agencies and its
technology was later acquired.
He received his
Ph.D. from Purdue University, USA in 2004, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. from
Mansoura University, Egypt in 1997 and 1994, respectively.