Lamiaa A. Elrefaei

Work place: Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering at Shoubra, Benha University, Cairo, Egypt



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Computer Networks, Multimedia Information System, Data Structures and Algorithms


Lamiaa A. Elrefaei received her B.Sc. degree with honors in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunications) in 1997, her M.Sc. in 2003 and Ph.D. in 2008 in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from faculty of Engineering at Shoubra, Benha University, Egypt. She held a number of faculty positions at Benha University, as Teaching Assistant from 1998 to 2003, as an Assistant Lecturer from 2003 to 2008, and has been a lecturer from 2008 to date. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her research interests include computational intelligence, biometrics, multimedia security, wireless networks, and Nano networks. She is a senior member of IEEE.

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Adjustments of Methodology Planning and Assessment Activities of Senior Projects in the Computer Science Program

By Mai A. Fadel Lamiaa A. Elrefaei

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Feb. 2018

The senior project stage in bachelor’s degrees represents an essential milestone in the learning process of a Computer Science (CS) student. The Senior Project Management System (SPMS) plays an important role in refining the quality of the resulting product and improving the learning experience of students. The CS department at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) has followed a well-defined system for managing senior projects since 2012. Systems evolve through time in response to encounters that unfold when the system is put to use. The administration of CS senior projects is no exception. In this paper, we present some incremental changes that have been introduced as refinements to the original system. This paper focuses on analyzing the data of the projects conducted during 2015 and 2016 in the Computer Science Department, Girls Main Campus (GMC) branch from the following perspectives: the project plan and deliverables at each milestone, and the provision of constructive mature collective feedback by the evaluating committee. These refinements are called addendums as they are additional steps to the SPMS and each step is monitored by using forms. This paper also describes some practices that support the SPMS along with the rationale behind their application. Evidence for the two addendums have been collected from analysis of the relevant forms. The analysis showed that the students benefited from the flexibility introduced by the milestone addendum as they made use of the new options. In addition, analysis of the forms of the feedback addendum showed that this documentation served as a means to gather the overall collective opinion of the committee members as opposed to the individual assessment of each member. Additional evidence was collected from evaluation committee members, by conducting a questionnaire. It showed that participants do benefit from the discussion promoted by the feedback addendum.

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