Tawfiq Salem, Ph.D.

Dr. Tawfiq Salem

Visiting Assistant Professor

BEN 205P 
(513)-529-0341
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Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science
    University of Kentucky
    2014 - 2019
  • M.S., Computer Science
    Purdue University
    2010 - 2012
  • B.S., Computer Science
    Islamic University
    Gaza, Palestine
    2006

Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor
    Miami University, Computer Science and Software Engineering Department
    2019 - Present
    Fall 2019 - CSE 102: Introduction to Computing and Engineering
    Spring 2020 - CSE 271: Object-Oriented Programming
  • Research Assistant
    University of Kentucky, Computer Science Department
    2015 - 2019
    In Dr. Nathan Jacobs research group, working in the area of Computer Vision
  • Teaching Assistant
    University of Kentucky, Computer Science Department
    2014 - 2017
    Teaching Assistant for CS 221 (MATLAB), CS 215 (C++), and CS 115 (Python)
  • Summer Instructor
    University of Kentucky, Computer Science Department
    Summer
    Summer 2016 - Teaching CS 115: Introductions to Computer Programming
    Summer 2014 - Teaching CS 221: First Course in Computer Science for Engineers
  • Tutor
    Purdue University, Computer Science Department
    2010 - 2012
    Assisted undergraduate students in programming problems (C, C++, Java, Python, R)
    Helped undergraduate students in database (Oracle, MySQL)
  • Instructor
    University College of Applied Science, Gaza, Palestine
    2008 - 2010
    Teaching Introductions to Computer Programming (C++)
  • Teaching Assistant and Lab Technician
    Islamic University, Gaza, Palestine
    2006 - 2010
    Teaching assistant for computer science courses
    Maintained the computer labs: installing operating systems and software packages

Honors and Awards

  • ACM UK Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant in CS, University of Kentucky – 2017
  • CS Department Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky. – 2016
  • $1,000 Computer Science Department Travel Grant, University of Kentucky – 2016
  • $400 Graduate School Travel Grant, University of Kentucky - 2016
  • Fulbright scholarship, U.S. Department of State – 2010 - 2012
  • $5,000 grant from computer science department, Purdue University, Indianapolis – 2010 - 2011
  • Graduated with the highest grade point average (3.8, 1st rank) among the students of the Faculty of Information Technology, Islamic University - Gaza (Class of 2006) – 2006

Publications

Published/Accepted

  • Tawfiq Salem, Scott Workman, Nathan Jacobs. Learning a Dynamic Map of Visual Appearance. In IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR). 2020
  • Yu Zhang, Gongbo Liang, Tawfiq Salem, Nathan Jacobs. Defense-PointNet: Protecting PointNet Against Adversarial Attacks. In IEEE Big Data Workshops [The Next Frontier of Big Data From LiDAR Workshop]. 2019
  • Gongbo Liang, Xiaoqin Wang, Yu Zhang, Xin Xing, Hunter Blanton, Tawfiq Salem, Nathan Jacobs. Joint 2D-3D Breast Cancer Classification. In IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) [Oral] 2019
  • Tawfiq Salem, Connor Greenwell, Hunter Blanton, Nathan Jacobs. Learning to Map Nearly Anything. In IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). [Oral] – 2019
  • Weilian Song, Tawfiq Salem, Hunter Blanton, Nathan Jacobs. Remote Estimation of Free-Flow Speeds.In IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). [Oral] – 2019
  • Tawfiq Salem, Menghua Zhai, Scott Workman, Nathan Jacobs. A Multimodal Approach to Mapping Soundscapes. In IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPR). [Sight and Sound Workshop] – 2018
  • Menghua Zhai, Tawfiq Salem, Connor Greenwell, Scott Workman, Robert Pless, Nathan Jacobs. Learning Geo-Temporal Image Features. In British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC) – 2018
  • Tawfiq Salem, Menghua Zhai, Scott Workman, Nathan Jacobs. A Multimodal Approach to Mapping Soundscapes. In IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) – 2018
  • William Song, Tawfiq Salem, Nathan Jacobs, Michael Johnson. Detecting the Presence of Bird Vocalizations in Audio Segments Using a Convolutional Neural Network Architecture. In International Symposium on Acoustic Communication by Animals. [Abstract] – 2017
  • Tawfiq Salem, Scott Workman, Menghua Zhai, Nathan Jacobs. Analyzing Human Appearance as a Cue for Dating Images. In IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) – 2016

Talks and Presentations

  • ”A Multimodal Approach to Mapping Soundscapes”, June. 2018, Sight and Sound Workshop at IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Salt Lake City, Utah – 2018
  • ”Computer Vision Applications of Deep Convolutional Neural Networks”, Nov. 2015, Keeping Current Seminar,Computer Science Department, University of Kentucky – 2015
  • ”Analyzing Human Appearance as a Cue for Dating Images”, Mar. 2016, IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, Lake Placid, NY – 2016

Services and Affiliations

Volunteer

  • Serving as Microteach Leader, Graduate Shool, University of Kentucky (2018).
  • Engineers Day (E-Day), University of Kentucky (2016).

Member

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).