Abdeltawab Hendawi is a research associate at the Center for Data Science, University of Washington, Tacoma and a PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Engi- neering at the University of Minnesota. Abdeltawab’s research interests are centred around database systems, big-data mining, spatio-temporal data management, and volunteered geographic information systems. His PhD focuses on predictive query processing against moving objects. Abdeltawab built the iRoad system for predictive queries on road networks, the PANDA system for predictive queries in the Euclidean space, and the iTornado system for predicting the spatio-temporal behavior of severe weather conditions. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Abdeltawab obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science from Cairo University in Egypt.