Adel Youssef

Adel Youssef
CEO, Wireless Stars Inc.

Website | @adelamin

Dr. Youssef has joined Google on June, 2006 and since then he has been working on location based services. Dr. Youssef received a PhD in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park in 2006. His thesis work was on location determination in wireless networks. He has three granted patents and eight pending ones. His research interests include location determination technologies, pervasive computing, sensor networks and protocol modelling. Dr. Youssef is one of the founder of the LBS team at Google and one of the principal engineers behind cellid-based location.


Location: Salon A-F Level: Novice
Adel Youssef (Wireless Stars Inc.)
My Location is a new beta technology from Google that uses cell tower identification to provide the user with approximate location information, so it will work on phones without GPS. If you do have a GPS-enabled device, My Location can actually complement it. It works reliably indoors (unlike GPS) and doesn't drain your phone battery at the rate that GPS does. Read more.
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