Esraa Abdelhalim

Esraa Abdelhalim

  • Information Systems
  • PhD Program
  • Student
  • Tags:
  • phd

Contact Information

Office: DSB A211
Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 26396
LinkedIn Profile

Esraa joined the DeGroote Ph.D. program of Information Systems in September 2017. Her primary research interests focus on University Scheduling, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data Analytics, Digital Transformation, and Human-Centric Decision Support Systems, particularly through the use of  Neurophysiological Information Systems (Neuro-IS) methodologies.

Co-SupervisorsKhaled Hassanein & Milena Head

  • M.Sc. Management Information Systems, Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • B.Sc. Management Information Systems, Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt

Teaching Assistant

  • DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
  • Information Systems and Computers Department, Faculty of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt

Research Assistant

Campus Involvement

  • Served as the Communication Director of the DeGroote Doctoral Student Association (DDSA), McMaster University in 2019-2020
  • Co-founder of “Heyaisback”: A returnship program for women in STEM
  • Co-founder of Women Techmakers: Google community for women, Alexandria Chapter, Egypt
  • Program Lead of “African Code Week”: sponsored by SAP Co., July 2015


  • Ontario Trillium Award, 2017
  • Alexandria Graduate Young Researchers (Alex GYR) Scholarship from Alexandria University to conduct research at McMaster University, Canada for 6 months, 2016
  • TechWomen Emerging Leader Award by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 2015
  • Ranked 1st in the Class of 2009, Information Systems & Computers Department- English Section, Alexandria University, Egypt


  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics 2017 EMC Academic Associate certified by Dell EMC
  • True Mozillian certificate by Mozilla Corporation, California, United States
  • Certified Mentor by the Mentoring Standard Foundation, San Jose, California, United States
  • Abdelhalim E., Yuan Y., Head M. 2018, “Understanding Trust in Online Reviews”- Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, San Francisco, USA
  • Abdelhalim E., Hassanein K., Head M. 2019, “The Role of Knowledge Control and Knowledge Asymmetry in Trusting and Collaborating with AI Teammate”- Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research in MIS, Münich, Germany
  • Abdelhalim E., El Khayat G. 2016. “A Utilization-Based Genetic Algorithm for Solving the University Timetabling Problem (UGA)”, Alexandria Engineering Journal, vol. 55(2), pp. 1395-1409.
  • Abdelhalim E., El Khayat G. 2016. “An Information Visibility-Based University Timetabling for Efficient Use of Learning Spaces (IVUT)”, Egyptian Informatics Journal, vol. 17(3), pp. 315-325.
  • Abdelhalim E., Khayat G. 2013. “Information Visibility-Based Resources Management in Universities”. INFORMS MSOM Conference. INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
  • Abdelhalim E., Khayat G. 2013. “The Internet of Things and Examination Systems in Higher Education”. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. Tokyo, Japan.
  • Abdelhalim E., Khayat G. 2013. “A Survey on Analytical Approaches used in RFID Based Applications”. IEEE International Conference on Computer Applications in Technology (ICAAT). Sousse, Tunisia.
  • Abdelhalim E., Khayat G. and Fouad T. 2012. “RFID in Universities: Review and Proposed Application”. 39th Egyptian American Scholars Annual Conference.