Dr. Osama Zaki

Profile picture of Dr Osama Zaki in a checked shirt in front of green foilage
Research Associate
EM 3.32 Earl Mountbatten, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

Osama has led and been involved in several state-of-the art commercial and scientific projects for academia and industry, such as: the intelligent integration of railway systems, human-computer interfaces for multi-vehicles planning system, real-time knowledge-based systems for maritime aircraft for the MOD as well as communications & protocols for Toshiba's satellite. He developed a driver for the Tritech sonar, an interface to Web Feature Serve for the US Navy, a media player for the multi-beam Blueview sonar, a SMTP to SMS gateway, an authentication module for RSA and a location-based service gateway. He worked as a consultant in investigating the use of GIS in homeland security and transportation.

Osama obtained a degree in information and Computer science from Cairo University and the American University in Cairo. Then he obtained his BEng and PhD in in Electronics and Computer Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, PGCAP in Academic Practice, MSc and MPhil in Artificial Intelligence from Edinburgh University.

Osama also lectured and taught for a number of years in the UK as well as internationally, he's written numerous teaching and training aids. Osama provides consultations for different educational institutions locally such as City of Edinburgh Council as well as abroad. Beside his technical expertise he has interests in philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and law.



Selected Publications 

Zaki, O. F., Flynn, D., Blanche, J. R. D., Roe, J. K., Kong, L., Mitchell, D., Theo, L., Harper, S. T., Robu, V. (2020). Self-Certification and Safety Compliance for Robotics Platforms. Offshore Technology Conference. https://doi.org/10.4043/30840-MS

Zaki, O and Dunnigan, M. (2017). A navigation strategy for an autonomous patrol vehicle based on multi-fusion planning algorithms and multi-paradigm representation schemes in Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2017.07.012

Zaki, O. (2014). Intelligent Maintenance System Based on Ontologies and Web Services. On the Proceeding of the 15th International Arab Conference on Information Technology. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Intelligent-Maintenance-System-Based-On-Ontologies-Zaki-Miguelanez/fbe93e16d6f1e22319feb5952590eb5635f99784#references

Zaki, O., Brown, K., Fletcher, J., Lane, D. (2007). Detecting Faults in Heterogeneous and Dynamic Systems Using DSP and an Agent-Based Architecture. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engappai.2007.02.012

Zaki, O., Brown, K., Fletcher, J., Lane, D. (2007). Intelligent DSP and agents for detecting Incipient faults. The proceedings of the 17th ARTS Conference Advances in Reliability Technology Symposium. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37089

Zaki, O., Brown, K., Fletcher, J., Lane, D., 2006. Detecting Single and Multiple Faults Using Intelligent DSP and Agents. In Proc. of the 3rd International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Systems. DOI: 10.1109/IS.2006.348388

Zaki, O., Brown, K., Lane, D.  (2005c). Automatic Generation of Software Agents for Physical Model from a Description. UK Workshop on Computational intelligence. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

Zaki, O., Brown, K., Lane, D.(2005b). Multi Agents Modelling for a Real-Time Dynamic System: An Analogue Electronic Circuit. IJCAI-05: Workshop on Agents in Real-Time and Dynamic Environments. The 19th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 43-49

Zaki, O., Brown, K., Lane, D., (2005a). Automated Fault Diagnosis of Complex Systems: An Overview and Proposed Architecture. Proceedings of the 16th ARTS Advances in Reliability Technology Symposium, pp. 233-234

Zaki, O and Mellish, C. (1996). The Translation of Arabic Tenses to the English Tenses/Aspects.  On the Proceeding of the 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Multi-lingual Computing, Cambridge University. Award of Merit.

Zaki, O.  (1994). Mapping between Orthography and Phonology in Connectionist Networks. The Third conference on Information Technology and its Application, Leicester University. Award of Merit.