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Dr.Mohamed Saad Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada, 2005.

Research Interests:

  • My research interests lie in the union of networking, communications and optimization. I am currently interested in algorithmic/complexity issues arising in the design of wired and wireless (ad hoc, mesh and/or cellular) networks, with special emphasis on performance limits, resource management algorithms and quality-of-service (QoS). Other interests include approximation algorithms, QoS provisioning, spectrum-efficient routing, multihop wireless networks and WiMAX.

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- PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada, 2005 - M.S., Engineering Mathematics, Cairo University, 2000 - B.S., Electronics & Communications Engineering, Cairo University, 1996
- 2019-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computing and Informatics, UOS, UAE. - 2012- , Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE - 2006-2011, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE - 2005-2006, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada - 2005-2005, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Advanced Optimization Laboratory (AdvOL), Department of Computing & Software, McMaster University, Canada
- Principal Investigator of the University of Sharjah Targeted Project \Optimal Resource Management for Cloud-Based Fifth Generation Wireless Networks", AED 130,000, 2016-2018. - Coordinator, \Distributed and Networked Systems Research Group", AED 100,000 per annum, University of Sharjah, 2015-present. - Principal Investigator of the University of Sharjah Seed Project \Resource Management in Wireless Networks: Performance Limits and Algorithms", AED 20,000, 2006-2008. - Was involved in the MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) project on \New Interior-Point Optimization Methods and Software for Convex Conic-Linear Optimization with Applications to Solving VLSI Circuit Layout Problems and Digital Communication Systems Design". - Editor for International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, and ISRN Communications and Networking. - Journal Reviewer for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking; IEEE Transactions on Wireless communications; IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications; IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management; EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking; Optics Communications; Operations Research; and
Senior Member, IEEE; Member, Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers
Journal Papers - M. Saad and S. Abdallah, \On Millimeter Wave 5G Backhaul Link Scheduling", IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 76448{76457, June 2019. - S. Abdallah, A.I. Salameh and M. Saad, \Spectrum E_cient Joint Frequency O_set and Chan-nel Estimation for Time-Asynchronous Amplify-and Forward Two-way Relay Networks", IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 71972{71985, May 2019. - A. El-Moursy, A. Abdelsamea, R. Kamran and M. Saad, \Multi-Dimensional Regression Host Utilization Algorithm (MDRHU) for Host Overload Detection in Cloud Computing", Journal of Cloud Computing (Springer), vol. 8, no. 1, June 2019. Available online: https://rdcu.be/bGFqU. - S.T. Muhammad, M. Saad, A.A. El-Moursy, M.A. El-Moursy and H.F.A. Hamed, \CFPA:Congestion Aware, Fault Tolerant and Process Variation Aware Adaptive Routing Algorithm for Asynchronous Networks-on-Chip", Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 128,pp. 151{166, June 2019 (available online March 2019). - M. Saad, \Non-Isotonic Routing Metrics Solvable to Optimality via Shortest Path", ComputerNetworks, vol. 145, pp. 89{95, Nov. 2018. - M. Saad, \Optimal Multi-Commodity Spectrum-E_cient Routing in Multihop Wireless Net-works", Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 2018, Article ID 7985756, 11 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/7985756. -M. Saad, \An Improved Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Multi-User Scheduling in 5G Wireless Networks", International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, vol. 11, no. 2, 2018, DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2018.10013690. - M.N. Ba-Hutair and M. Saad, \An Optimal Spectrum-E_cient Routing Protocol for Multi-hop 802.11s Networks", International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, vol. 10, no. 2, 2017. - M.N. Ba-Hutair and M. Saad, “An Optimal Spectrum-Efficient Routing Protocol for Multihop 802.11s Networks”, accepted for publication in International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2016. - M. Saad, “Joint Optimal Routing and Power Allocation for Spectral Efficiency in Multihop Wireless Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 2530–2539, May 2014. - T. Rasheed, M.H. Ahmed, O.A. Dobre, Walid Jerjawi and M. Saad, “User Pairing in Cooperative Wireless Network Coding with Network Performance Optimization”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2013, no. 1, Dec. 2013. - M. Saad, “On Optimal Spectrum-Efficient Routing in TDMA and FDMA Multihop Wireless Networks”, Computer Communications, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 628–636, March 2012. - M. Saad, “Joint Admission and Power Control for Quality-of-Service in the Wireless Downlink”, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 644–652, March 2011. - I. Kamel, M. Saad and S.A. Muhaureq, “Managing Multi-priority Services in Ubiquitous Computing Applications”, International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 154–165, Sept. 2010. - M. Saad and S.A. Muhaureq, “Joint Routing and Radio Resource Management in Multihop Cellular Networks Using Particle Swarm Optimization”, Autosoft Journal – Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 61–70, Jan. 2011. - M. Saad, “Optimal Spectrum-Efficient Routing in Multihop Wireless Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 5822–5826, Dec. 2009. - M. Saad, T. Terlaky, A. Vannelli and H. Zhang, “Packing Trees in Communication Networks”, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 402–423, Nov. 2008. Book Chapters - M. Saad and B. Soudan, “Program Review: Computer Engineering at the University of Sharjah Case Study”, Engineering Education in the 21st Century: Quality, Globalization and Local Relevance, eds. A. Shanableh et al., University of Sharjah, pp. 329–337, 2013. - M. Saad, T. Terlaky, A. Vannelli and H. Zhang, “A Provably Good Global Routing Algorithm in Multilayer IC and MCM Layout Designs”, Operations Research and Cyber-Infrastructure, eds. J.W. Chinneck et al., Springer Science+Buisiness Media, pp. 443–454, LLC 2009. Conference Papers - A.I. Salameh, S. Abdallah and M. Saad, \Joint Frequency O set and Channel Estimation for Two-way Relays in the Presence of Timing O sets", to appear in Proc. 2019 International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing and their Applications (ICCSPA), Sharjah, UAE, March. 2019. - K. Alnajjar, S. Abdallah, M. Saad and A. El-Moursy, \Low Complexity Receivers for Massive MIMO Cloud Radio Access Systems", Proc. 2018 International Conference on Signal Processing and Information Security (ICSPIS), Dubai, UAE, Nov. 2018. - A.I. Salameh, S. Abdallah and M. Saad, \On the Performance of Two-way Relays in the Pres-ence of Frequency O sets", Proc. 2018 International Conference on Signal Processing and Information Security (ICSPIS), Dubai, UAE, Nov. 2018. - M. Ba-Hutair and M. Saad, “A Spectrum-Efficient Routing Protocol for Multi-hop 802.11 Networks”, to appear in Proc. International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Research (ICTRC2015), Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 2015. - M. Saad, “Wireless Capacity Maximization: A Constrained Genetic Approach”, to appear in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015), London, UK, June 2015. - M. Saad, “Joint Optimal Spectrum-Efficient Routing and Power Allocation in Multihop Wireless Networks: A Bisection Approach”, in Proc. International Conference on Communications, Signal Processing, and their Applications (ICCSPA 2013), Sharjah, UAE, 2013. - T. Rasheed, M.H. Ahmed, O.A. Dobre and M. Saad, “Optimal User Pairing in Cooperative Wireless Network Coding with Constrained Power Minimization”, in Proc. IEEE Radio Wireless Week (RWW 2012), Santa Clara, CA, USA, Jan. 2012. - M. Saad and B. Soudan, “Program Review: Computer Engineering at the University of Sharjah Case Study”, in Proc. International Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE 2010), Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 2010. - M. Saad, “Reduced-Complexity Spectrum-Efficient Routing in TDMA Multihop Wireless Networks”, in Proc. IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2010), Riccione, Italy, June 2010. (Received the Best Paper Award – Overall Category)
Graduate Student Supervision 2 M.Sc. student (graduated) and 2 Ph.D. students (in progress) Undergraduate Student Supervision I have supervised 48 senior design/graduation project students at the University of Sharjah. Topics included WiMax, network resource management, soft computing/optimization tools (e.g., genetic algorithms and particle swarm optimization), autonomic communications, topology adaptation in peer-to-peer networks, cross-layer design in wireless networks, and autonomous quadcopter/drone.
- Best Research Paper Award in Engineering, 8th Scientific Research Forum 2012, College of Graduate Studies, University of Sharjah, May 2012. Paper: M. Saad, ``On Optimal Spectrum Efficient Routing in TDMA and FDMA Multihop Wireless Networks'', Computer Communications, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 628-636, March 2012. - Elevation to “Senior Member of IEEE” grade. This reflects at least 10 years of professional experience including at least 5 years of significant professional achievements. Only 8% of IEEE members achieve senior membership. - University of Sharjah Annual Incentive Award for istinguished Faculty Members (for excellence in research), April 2010. - Best Paper Award, IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Riccione, Italy, June 2010, Paper: Reduced-Complexity Spectrum-Efficient Routing in TDMA Multihop Wireless Networks. - Best Teaching Award by the IEEE Women in Engineering Society, University of Sharjah, May 2009 and May 2007 (twice). - Nominated for inclusion in the 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 Editions of Who's Who in the World. - Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Post Doctoral Fellowship.
-Chair of the ABET Accreditation Committee, 2015-present, (department level). -Member of the ABET Accreditation Committee, 2015-present, (college level). -Member of the Curriculum Committee, 2015-present, (department level). -Member of the University of Sharjah Strategic Research Domains' Committees (infrastructure domain), 2009-2014 (university level). -Member of the College Council, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, 2010-2011 and 2013-2015 (college level). -Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, 2013-2014 (department level). -Member of the Strategic Planning Committee, 2013-2014 (college level). -Chair of the Research and Scholarship Committee, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, 2009-2010 (college level). -Chair of the Student Welfare Committee, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, 2011-2012 (college level). -Research and Scholarship Coordinator, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, -University of Sharjah, 2008-2009, 2009-2010 (department level).
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