Dr. Mohamad Abou El-Nasr was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1971. He is a Professor and Head of Computer Engineering department, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Alexandria, Egypt. He is also affiliated with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he works as an adjunct professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Virginia Tech- Middle East and North Africa (VT-MENA) program.
Dr. Abou El-Nasr received the B.Sc degree with highest honor from Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in 1995. He earned both his Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2003 and 1999, respectively, from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA, USA. While at Georgia Tech, he received the International Graduate Student Scholarship and M.S. Dean’s Honor List of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 1998 and 1999, respectively. He also received the Multi-disciplinary program award in manufacturing in 2003. He joined the faculty at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in June 2003, and became the Head of Computer Engineering department in 2008.
Dr. Abou El-Nasr works on multiple areas, and his research spans a wide spectrum of topics in the field of computer and communications networks. His research group works on different projects related to UWB systems, physical layer issues in wireless networks, VANET security issues, human locomotion tracking, wireless ad-hoc networks, intelligent semantic web, cross-layer design for moving in mobile and ad-hoc networks, embedded systems design and FPGA implementation of face detection and recognition algorithms as well intrusion detection systems. He graduated one Ph.D. and fifteen master students. He is currently supervising four Ph.D. and ten master students.
Dr. Abou El-Nasr has coauthored two book chapters and more than 40 papers in refereed journals and renowned conferences. He received many awards for his distinguished research including, the third place in the wireless design contest that was held by Lantronix at the Embedded system Design conference CA in 2007, Computer Engineering Department at AASTMT distinction award in 2004, AASTMT outstanding scientific research award for distinguished publications in international and highly recognized periodicals (four times), AASTMT college of engineering graduation project competition (received 2nd place out of 93 projects admitted to the competition) in 2011, and he was the supervisor of two recipients of the young scientist awards at the URSI general assembly in 2008 and 2011.
Dr. Abou El-Nasr serves as a reviewer for multiple international conferences and journals, and a permanent Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of the International Conference on Computer Theory and Applications (ICCTA). He is also the Middle East and Africa Chapter Head, Institute of Computer Sciences, Social Technologies and Telecommunications. He is a current Member of IEEE, IEEE communications and computer societies, a member of ACM, and a member of ASEE.