Mohamed Sharaf

Senior Lecturer

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE)
The University of Queensland

  1. Office: 649-78, St. Lucia Campus
  2. Email:
  3. Phone: (07)3365-2907

Dr. Sharaf is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering and a member of the Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE) group at The University of Queensland. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Toronto until 2009. Dr. Sharaf has been a program committee member, reviewer, and organization officer for several conferences and journals in the area of Data Management.

Research Interests:

  1. Database Systems
  2. Human-in-the-loop Data Analytics
  3. Data Exploration and Visualization
  4. Streams, Sensors, and IoT Data Processing
  5. Realtime Data Warehousing and Distributed Data Stores

Recent Services:

  1. ExploreDB 2017@SIGMOD: PC Co-Chair
  2. ICDE 2018: PC Vice-Chair (Data Visualization and Interactive Data Exploration)

  3. ITEE@UQ: Director - International Development
  4. ITEE@UQ: Program Director - Master of Information Technology

Recent Publications:

(full list @DBLP)

  1. Rischan Mafrur, Mohamed A. Sharaf, Hina A. Khan. DiVE: Diversifying View Recommendation for Visual Data Exploration. ACM CIKM 2018.

  2. Humaira Ehsan, Mohamed A. Sharaf, Panos K. Chrysanthis. Efficient Recommendation of Aggregate Data Visualizations. IEEE TKDE, 30(2): 263-277 (2018).

  3. Hina A. Khan, Mohamed A. Sharaf. Model based Diversification for Interactive Data Exploration. Data Science and Engineering, Elsevier, 2017.

  4. Abdullah Albarrak, Mohamed A. Sharaf. Efficient Schemes for Similarity-aware Refinement of Aggregation Queries. World Wide Web Journal (WWWJ), 1(1):1- 31, 2017.

  5. Xiaoyu Ge, Samanvoy Panati, Konstantinos Pelechrinis, Panos Chrysanthis, Mohamed A. Sharaf. In Search for Relevant, Diverse and Crowd-screen Points of Interests. EDBT 2017.

  6. Humaira Ehsan, Mohamed A. Sharaf, Panos K. Chrysanthis: MuVE: Efficient Multi-Objective View Recommendation for Visual Data Exploration. IEEE ICDE 2016

  7. Hina A. Khan, Mohamed A. Sharaf: Progressive diversification for column-based data exploration platforms. IEEE ICDE 2015

  8. Zaeem Hussain, Hina A. Khan, Mohamed A. Sharaf: Diversifying with Few Regrets, But too Few to Mention. ExploreDB@SIGMOD/PODS 2015

  9. Chen Xu, Mohamed A. Sharaf, Xiaofang Zhou, Aoying Zhou: Quality-aware schedulers for weak consistency key-value data stores. Distributed and Parallel Databases 32(4): 535-581 (2014)

  10. Zhixu Li, Mohamed A. Sharaf, Laurianne Sitbon, Xiaoyong Du, Xiaofang Zhou: CoRE: A Context-Aware RelationExtraction Method for Relation Completion. IEEE Trans. Knowl. Data Eng. 26(4): 836-849 (2014)