Dr. Ghoneim received her PhD in 2002 from the School of Geography, University of Southampton, United Kingdom. In 2003, she joined the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, USA and worked as Research Assistant Professor until summer 2010. Her primary interest is in the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and the use of hydrologic modeling in Flash flood hazard, Groundwater exploration in desert environments and present Sea Level Rise simulation. She has conducted research on the flash flood potential and vulnerability in the arid Red Sea coast of Egypt. She has worked on projects for groundwater exploration in the northern United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sudan, Libya and southwestern Egypt. Dr. Ghoneim also uses satellite images (thermal infrared data) for detecting groundwater discharge inland and into the sea in the Arabian Peninsula. She is currently involved in the reconstruction of the Paleohydrological map of the Great Sahara using numerous remote sensing techniques and satellite data such as SRTM and SAR radar imagery data.