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Our Team
Mohamed Saad is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Coordinator of the Distributed and Networked Systems (DNS) Research Group, University of Sharjah, UAE. He received the B.Sc. degree in electronics and communications engineering and the M.Sc. degree in engineering mathematics from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1996 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, in 2004. He has also held research positions with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, and the Advanced Optimization Laboratory at the Department of Computing and Software, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. His research interests include networking, communications and optimization, with current activity focused on the optimal design of wireless and wired communication networks, and optimal network resource management.

Dr. Saad is a senior member of IEEE. He was the recipient of a 2005-2006 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) post-doctoral fellowship. He was the recipient of the University of Sharjah “Annual Incentive Award for Distinguished Faculty Members”, for excellence in research, April 2010 (university-wide). He was the recipient of the “Best Research Paper Award in Engineering”, 8th Scientific Research Forum 2012, College of Graduate Studies, University of Sharjah, May 2012 (university-wide). He was the recipient of the best paper award in the IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Riccione, Italy, June 2010. He received also two best teaching awards by the IEEE Women in Engineering Society, University of Sharjah (in 2007 and 2009). 

Contact Details
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Sharjah
P.O. Box 27272
Sharjah, UAE 

Phone:   +971-6-505-0961
Fax:        +971-6- 558-5191
E-mail:   msaad@sharjah.ac.ae

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Ali A. El-Moursy received the B.S. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering (with honors) and the M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1996 and 2000, respectively, and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in the area of High-performance Computer Architecture from University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. Dr. El-Moursy has worked for Software Solution Group, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, USA till early 2007. In 2007, he has joined the Electronics Research Institute, Giza, Egypt. His research interest is in high-performance computer architecture, multi-core multi-threaded micro-architecture, power-aware micro-architecture, simulation and modeling of architecture performance and power, workload profiling and characterization, cell programming, high performance computing, parallel computing and grid computing. Dr. El-Moursy has also participated with IBM Cairo Technology Development Center IBM WTC, Egypt Branch, Giza, Egypt, as a visiting research scientist, in many Cell BE and Blue Gene projects and research activities for the period from February 2007 till January 2010. Between January 2010 and August 2011 Dr. El-Moursy has worked for GRD Egypt DVT Modelsim Team, Mentor Graphics Egypt, as Senior Development Engineer. In September 2010 Dr. El-Moursy has joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE as Assistant Professor.  

Contact Details
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Sharjah
P.O. Box 27272
Sharjah, UAE 

Phone:   +971-6- 505-3968
Fax:        +971-6- 558-5191
E-mail:   aelmorsi@sharjah.ac.ae
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Saeed Abdallah received the B.Eng. degree in computer and communications engineering from American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, in 2005 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. From Sept. 2013 till Aug. 2014, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada. Since Sept. 2014, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. His research interests are in the areas of telecommunications and signal processing, with special emphasis on relay networks, multicarrier systems, MIMO systems, Wi-Fi systems, channel estimation/prediction, and adaptive modulation.


Contact Details
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Sharjah
P.O. Box 27272
Sharjah, UAE  

Phone:   +971-6-505-0956
Fax:        +971-6- 558-5191
E-mail:   sabdallah@sharjah.ac.ae
Web:      http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/eng/dept/ecep/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=13


 

Khawla Alnajjar received the B.S degree in electrical engineering, communication track, from the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Al-Ain, in 2008; the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University, New York, in 2010; the P.E.E degree in electrical engineering from Columbia University, New York, in 2012; and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Wireless Research Centre at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. Her research interests include Wireless Communications, Information and Coding Theory, Mobile Networks, Computer Communication, Networks, Digital Control Systems, Control Theory, Power System's Stability and Control, Advanced Digital Signal Processing, Stochastic Models in Information, Random Signals and Noise. Her current interests include multiple-input multiple-output communications and analysis of communication systems. Dr. Khawla is a member of IEEE. She was the recipient of Rashid Award for Scientific Excellence, UAE, in Nov. 2015. She was the recipient the Best Oral Paper Award from the IEEE Conf. on Information and Communication Technology Research (ICTRC), UAE, May 2015. She was the recipient of the Young Emirati Postgraduate Research Students Mobility Award (YEPRSMA), UAE, in Dec. 2013. She was the recipient the UAE Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Award, UAE, July 2013. She was also the recipient of a UC Doctoral Scholarship Award, New Zealand, in Feb 2013. She was a visiting scholar in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in 2014 and she worked on array design for massive MIMO. She was engaged in research in Long Term Evolution (LTE) MIMO and single-input-single output (SISO) precoder design during the summer of 2012 at the Wireless Research Centre (WRC), University of Canterbury. She also worked on precoding designs for the interference channel at AT&T Shannon Lab in New Jersey, USA during 2011-2012. She did industrial training in 2006 at Dassault Aviation, Paris and Total-Pau, France in 2010. In addition, she worked during the summer of 2006 with the General Information Authority, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She worked as academic assistant in 2008 and then teaching assistant 2009-2013 in UAEU.


Contact Details
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Sharjah
P.O. Box 27272
Sharjah, UAE 

Phone:   +971-6- 505-3978
Fax:        +971-6- 558-5191
E-mail:   kalnajjar@sharjah.ac.ae
Web:      http://www.sharjah.ac.ae/en/academics/Colleges/eng/dept/ecep/Pages/ppl_detail.aspx?mcid=32