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Dr Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui

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Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CRC (LM & KT): NeXt Generation Multimedia TechnologiesGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology


Externally funded projects

Gendering a smart community: an integrated support system for tackling gender-based violence in Sierra Leone
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Lead11 Mar 202111 Mar 2022Royal Academy of Engineering

This project engages with the smart community agenda in the context of women’s safety and gender-based violence (GBV), by connecting and empowering gender organisations with a curated digital platform to transform the quality of women and girls in significant and positive ways in Sierra Leone. GBV is a major public health problem affecting the health, safety and livelihoods of 70 percent of women and their limited roles in building inclusive and smart communities in Sierra Leone. Manual evidence gathering and referral systems along with the lack of a well-coordinated multisectoral collaboration, communication and data management systems impede effective response to GBV, resource mobilisation and women's access to timely services, learning materials and support. New and innovative strategies involving the use of appropriate technologies to address these challenges are needed. Digital technologies such as mobile and internet solutions are recognised as essential drivers for tackling gender-based violence, with significant potential to strengthen the decision-making process, enhance the support care and provide effective routes for GBV survivors’ safety. The aim of this project is to take advantage of these technologies to develop an integrated user-designed technology support system (ITSS) to assist efforts to combat GBV through improving evidence gathering, communication, data sharing and coordination between the healthcare, police and support service providers. The project will bring together an interdisciplinary team and potential users in a collaborative way to design the ITSS. Project activities will include: i) an exploratory phase to understand the socio-technical contexts, challenges, technology needs and facilitators; ii) analysis phase to develop the requirements needed for creating the digital solutions to assist GBV response and prevention efforts; iii) conceptual engineering design phase to develop a prototype of a proof of concept solution; and iv) feasibility analysis phase to assess the usability and potential for learning, scalability and sustainability of the application. Our approach will lay the foundations for strong partnerships and provide critical learning for collaborative technology designed solutions in developing countries


Bridging the BAME Divide: Unveiling the Impacts of Covid-19 on Ethnic Minority Students and Empowering Change—A Case Study at the Open University (2024)
Kbaier, D.; Kane, A. and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, S.
International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 14(1) (pp. 125-131)

Unmasking the Disparities: A Case Study of Inequality and Disadvantage Experienced by Ethnic Minority Students Made Visible during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2024)
Kbaier, Dhouha; Kane, Annemarie and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
International Journal of Learning and Teaching, 10(3) (pp. 354-363)

Unified Compressive Sensing Paradigm for the Random Demodulator and Compressive Multiplexer Architectures (2020-10-02)
Karampoulas, Dimitrios; Dooley, Laurence S. and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
IET Signal Processing, 14(8) (pp. 513-521)

Using creative multimedia in teaching and learning ICTs: a case study (2012-01-17)
Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya; Ferreira, Giselle; Williams, Judith and Herman, Clem
European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning (pp. 1-11)

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Future Paradigms and Directions (2008-03-07)
Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya; Maamar, Zakaria and Giaglis, George eds.
ISBN : 978-1599048406 | Publisher : IGI Publishing | Published : UK

How do visualizations and automated personalized feedback engage professional learners in a Learning Analytics Dashboard? (2024)
Alcock, Sarah; Rienties, Bart; Aristeidou, Maria and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : LAK '24: The 14th Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (18-22 Mar 2024, Kyoto, Japan) (pp. 316-325)

False Hopes in Automated Abuse Detection (Short Paper) (2023-08-15)
Farrell, Tracie and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : HHAI-WS 2023: Workshops at the Second International Conference on Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence (HHAI) (26-27 Jun 2023, Munich, Germany) (pp. 109-118)

Exploring Knowledge Exchange. Barriers and perceptions (2023-07)
Reed, Andy; Loveys, Megan; Hatzipanagos, Stylianos; Hackett, Phil; Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya and Collie, Jan
In : EdMedia + Innovate Learning (10 Jul 2023, Vienna) (pp. 1105-1111)

Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Ethnic Minority Students: a Case Study of Open University Level 1 Computing Modules (2023-06)
Kbaier, Dhouha; Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya and Kane, Annemarie
In : International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association (HETL) Conference 2023. Re-Imagining Education: Collaboration and Compassion (12-14 Jun 2023, Aberdeen)

How do professional learners engage with learning analytics dashboards? (2023-03-14)
Alcock, Sarah; Aristeidou, Maria; Rienties, Bart and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : 13th Learning Analytics Knowledge Conference (LAK23) (13-17 Mar 2023, Hybrid, Arlington, Texas, United States) (pp. 86-88)

Packet Filtering and Sampling for Efficient Slow Denial of Service Detection in Resource Scarce IoT Networks (2023)
Reed, Andy; Dooley, Laurence and Koudri, Soraya
In : International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC'23) (23-26 Oct 2023, Doha, Qatar) (pp. 1-6)

Unmasking the Disparities: Investigating the Profound Effects of Covid-19 on Ethnic Minority Students – A Case Study at the Open University (2023)
Kbaier, Dhouha; Kane, Annemarie and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : 7th International Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education (ICTLE 2023) (3-5 Nov 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark)

A Reliable Real Time Slow Dos Detection Framework for Resource Constrained Iot Networks (2021-12)
Reed, Andy; Dooley, Laurence and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : IEEE Global Telecommunications (GLOBECOM 2021) (7-11 Dec 2021, Madrid Spain)

Experiences on Designing and Presenting a Level 2 Information and Communication Technologies Open University Module (2019)
Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya and Wong, Patrick
In : Horizons in STEM Higher Education 2019 (3-4 Jul 2019, Kingston University, UK)

Supporting Degree Apprenticeship students: Tutors’ and Students’ perspectives (2019)
Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya and Gardner, Christine
In : Advance HE STEM Conference 2019, Delivering Next Generation Higher Education in STEM (30-31 Jan 2019, Birmingham)

Identifying tweets from Syria refugees using a Random Forest classifier (2018-12-13)
Wong, Patrick; Reel, Smarti; Wu, Belinda; Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya and Liu, Haiming
In : The 2018 International Conference on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence (CSCI) (13-15 Dec 2018, Las Vegas, USA)

Visualising the code: a study of student engagement with programming in a distance learning context (2018-05)
Thomas, Elaine; Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya and Jefferis, Helen
In : 11th International Conference on Networked Learning 2018 (14-16 May 2018, Zagreb, Croatia)

A Multitaper-Random Demodulator Model for Narrowband Compressive Spectral Estimation (2015-12)
Karampoulas, Dimitrios; Dooley, Laurence S. and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP'15) (14-16 Dec 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA)

Integration of a Precolouring Matrix in the Random Demodulator model for improved Compressive Ppectrum Estimation (2014-12)
Karampoulas, D.; Dooley, L.S. and Kouadri, S.M.
In : IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP'14) (03-05 Dec 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.) (pp. 1377-1381)

A novel precolouring-random demodulator architecture for compressive spectrum estimation (2013-12)
Karampoulas, D.; Kouadri Mostéfaoui, S. M. and Dooley, L. S.
In : Intelligent Signal Processing (ISP) Conference 2013 (2-3 Dec 2013, London)

Precolouring in compressive spectrum estimation for cognitive radio (2013-07)
Karampoulas, Dimitrios; Dooley, Laurence S. and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : IEEE EUROCON 2013 (01-04 Jul 2013, Zagreb, Croatia)

Harnessing the creativity of digital multimedia tools in distance learning (2012-06-13)
Williams, Judith P. and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : SOLSTICE & CLTR 2012: Enhancing Learning, Teaching and Student Success (13-14 Jun 2012, Edge Hill, UK)

Teaching and learning ICT and computing with creative ultimedia: two case studies (2010-12-16)
Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya; Ferreira, Giselle and Williams, Judith
In : Proceedings of the SRHE Annual Research Conference 2010 (14-16 Dec 2010, Newport, Wales)

Context-aware mobile services transactions (2010-04-20)
Younas, Muhammad and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : 24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (20-23 Apr 2010, Perth, Australia)

Suitability of context models for service oriented environments (2008-03-31)
Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA’08) (31 Mar - 4 Apr 2008, Doha, Qatar)

A context model based on UML and XML schema representations (2008-03-31)
Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya
In : 6th IEEE/ACS International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (31 Mar - 4 Apr 2008, Doha, Qatar)