Dr Mohamed R. Ibrahim

Dr Mohamed R. Ibrahim


I am currently a lecturer in Spatial Data Science at the University of Leeds, affiliated with Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy and Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA).

Prior to joining Leeds, I was a postdoctoral research associate in Human Mobility at the Alan Turing Institute. I am also the creator and founder of URBAN-i and the AI-embedded camera, called URBAN-i Box.

I conducted my PhD at University College London (UCL) at SpaceTime Lab in Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering; my research focused on building a computer vision system for detecting and analysing critical events in cities. I am trained as an architect with BSc in Architectural Engineering and MSc in Urban Development.

Research interests

My research interests include using deep learning and computer vision to advance current urban modelling methods.

I specialise in using machine vision to analyse the built environment, human mobility, and behaviour in cities. I am is also interested in developing AI-powered integrated hardware that can be deployed directly in cities.

My research findings have been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including urban studies, transportation studies, and computer science.

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  • PhD in Urban Modelling with Computer Vision, University College London (UCL), London, UK
  • MSc in Urban Development, TU Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • BSc in Architectural Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt