Yasmine Arafa

Dr Yasmine Arafa BEng, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Yasmine has over 15 years experience in software engineering and IT project management across vertical segments commercially and in academia. She has led research and development projects that involved the multi-disciplinary areas of affective computing, social interaction design, multi-agent systems, and their application in real-time smart systems, Her focus is on creating new technology with social significance. Recent projects include context-aware smart systems that enable next generation applications for mobile, social computing and semantic web services.

Responsibilities within the university

Senior Lecturer in Disruptive Technologies, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences


  • Member ACM, IEEE, BCS
  • Program chair and member of steering  committee for 11th ICGS3-17, International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability

Research / Scholarly interests

Affective computing, HCI, Mobile Apps, Data Analytics, Sentiment Analysis, Software Engineering, Disruptive Technology, eLearning

Key funded projects

  • PANDORA - Advanced Training Environment for Crisis Scenarios
  • Funding body
  • Nine partner EU FP7 project worth 2.93 million Euros. Winner of Joint ICT and Security Call FP7-ICT-SEC-2007-1. Grant Agreement 225387.
  • 1st January 2010 to 31st March 2012 I was a senior research fellow working on this project at the University of East London.
  • External link: pandoraproject.eu/

Recent publications


Arafa, Yasmine , Boldyreff, Cornelia, Malik, Asif, Wicks, Alan , Windall, Gillian (2016), The BCS appathon challenge at Greenwich. Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich. In: , , , . Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 8 (12) ISSN: 2044-0081 (Print), (doi: https://journals.gre.ac.uk/index.php/compass/article/view/269/316).

Book section

Arafa, Yasmine , Boldyreff, Cornelia, Morris, Miriam (2016), Payments as we know them are changing – ebarts the Social eCurrency: Tomorrow’s cash. Palgrave Macmillan UK. In: , , In: B. Batiz-Lazo, L. Efthymiou (eds.), The Book of Payments: Historical and Contemporary views on the Cashless Economy. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, UK (1st) . ISBN: 9781137602305 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference proceedings

Rahman, Md. Abdur , Loukas, George, Abdullah, Syed Maruf, Abdu, Areej , Rahman, Syed Sadiqur , Hassanain, Elham , Arafa, Yasmine (2019), Blockchain and IoT-based Secure Multimedia Retrieval System for a Massive Crowd: Sharing Economy Perspective. ACM. In: , , , Proceedings of the 2019 on International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval. ACM, New York, USA . pp. 404-407 . ISBN: 9781450367653 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3323873.3326924).