I am a postdoctoral fellow working on multidisciplinary projects involving climate change and sustainability. My research combines software engineering and modeling and simulation. I also work as a Contract Instructor at Carleton University teaching Data Science and Software Engineering (Requirement Elicitation, Data Structures, and Model-Driven Engineering).
I received my Ph.D. degree from Carleton University in 2018 in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a major in Software Engineering, a thesis focused on model-based testing and a minor in operations research.
Before moving to academia, I have gained industrial experience through working as a software developer, software team lead, and project manager. I have received several training and certificates in software engineering, management, entrepreneurship, university teaching, and course design.
PhD, Systems and Computer Engineering, 2018
Motivated by the need for formal methods as well as supporting tools to model and simulate social systems, we propose Cellular Discrete Event System Specification as a formalism for modeling social systems. We also propose the use of a toolkit that implements the formalism of Cellular Discrete Event System Specification to implement and visualize models of social systems. We present examples of social system models that are different in sizes, nature and rules controlling the interactions within those systems. We show that Cellular Discrete Event System Specification with its unique features can successfully deal with the shortcoming of other modeling techniques. In addition, we show that together with its supporting toolkit, Cellular Discrete Event System Specification is suitable for modeling, simulating, implementing and visualizing social systems.
“Rethink ventilation for a safe return to schools after the COVID-19 pandemic,” The Conversation, July 5, 2021. https://theconversation.com/rethink-ventilation-for-a-safe-return-to-schools-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-163219
“Coronavirus: How new simulations can predict the spread of future pandemics,” The Conversation, March 26, 2020. https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-how-new-simulations-can-predict-the-spread-of-future-pandemics-134217
“The Conversation: Carleton Faculty and PhD Candidates Flourish in 2020,” Carleton Newsroom, December 23, 2020. https://newsroom.carleton.ca/story/the-conversation-carleton-faculty-and-phd-candidates-flourish-in-2020/
“Featured Professional Ambassador,” Ontario Network of Women in Engineering, May 21, 2020. http://www.onwie.ca/hoda-khalil/
“Learner-centered-paradigm-plagiarism,” Carleton University TA Support Blog, February 7, 2014. https://carleton.ca/tasupport/2014/learner-centered-paradigm-plagiarism
• Reviewer, Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (Simulations) (2021-Present) https://journals.sagepub.com/home/sim
• Session Chair, “Theory and Foundation of Modeling and Simulation” session, the Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM) (2021) https://scs.org/annsim/
• Organizer, The IEEE International Workshop on Modeling for Sustainable Buildings & Smart Cities (MSBS), The IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), (2021) https://ieeecompsac.computer.org/2021/
• Committee Member, Communications and Networking Simulation Workshop (CNS), Annual Modeling and Simulation Conference (ANNSIM) (2021) https://scs.org/annsim/
• Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (2020-Present) https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6570650
• Reviewer, Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) (2019-Present) http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/wsc2021/
• Volunteer, Organization Committee, International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) (2016) https://www.computer.org/csdl/proceedings/issre/2016/12OmNCeaPZH
• Reviewer, International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE) (2013-2018) http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/program?id=1756&f=International%20Symposium%20on%20Software%20Reliability%20Engineering