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Mayar Elfares is a PhD student in the Perceptual User Interface group since April 2022, jointly supervised with Prof. Ralf Küsters from the Institute of Information Security and funded by the University of Stuttgart AI Software Academy (AISA). She studied for her Master's and Bachelor's degrees at the German University in Cairo, Egypt, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Her research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, and Privacy. She is conducting her Ph.D. in "privacy-preserving attentive user interface" at the Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems as well as the Institute of Information Security.


Machine Perception and Learning (Tutor)Master

Open Thesis Projects

Federated Learning for Non-IID Gaze EstimationBachelor/Master
Private Mouse and Keyboard Behaviour DatasetBachelor


  1. Federated Learning for Appearance-based Gaze Estimation in the Wild

    Federated Learning for Appearance-based Gaze Estimation in the Wild

    Mayar Elfares, Zhiming Hu, Pascal Reisert, Andreas Bulling, Ralf Küsters

    Proceedings of the NeurIPS Workshop Gaze Meets ML (GMML), pp. 1–17, 2022.

    Abstract Links BibTeX Project

  1. Multi-limb Split Learning for Tumor Classification on Vertically Distributed Data

    Omar Ads, Mayar Elfares, Mohammed Salem

    Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Information Systems (ICICIS), pp. 88-92, 2021.

    Abstract BibTeX Project