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Dr. Mahmoud Allam

Professor
Software Engineering Program Director
Computer Engineering Program Director
 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Engineering: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, 1994. 
        Major: Electrical Engineering                     Minors: Computer Science - Mathematics
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering: Cairo University, 1989.
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering: Cairo University, 1985.

     Major: Electronics & Communications (Distinction with Honors)

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Nile University, Egypt. 
    Assistant Provost and Acting Dean of the School of Communication & Information Technology
    (Aug. 2008 – Sept. 2010).

 

  • Nile University, Egypt. 
    Acting Dean of the School of Communication & Information Technology
    Communication and Information Technology (CIT) Program Director (Jan. 2007 – Aug. 2008).

 

  • Nile University Project - Ministry of Communication & IT, Egypt. 
    Academic Consultant & Communication and Information Technology (CIT) Program Director 
    (June 2004 – Dec. 2006).

 

  • Université Française d’Egypte – Faculty of Management & Information Systems.
    Founding Chairman of the Information Systems Department (Jan. 2004 – Jan. 2007).

 

  • American University in Cairo (AUC) – Dept. of Electronics Engineering.
    Adjunct Professor (Sept. 2004 – Dec. 2007).

 

  • Arab Academy for Science & Technology (AAST) – Cairo, Egypt. 
    Adjunct Professor (Jan. 2002 – June 2004).

 

  • Faculty of Engineering at Shoubra, Zagazig University – Egypt, Department of Computer Systems Engineering. 
    Assistant Professor (Jan. 2000 – June 2004).

 

  • Modern Sciences & Arts University (MSA) – Cairo, Egypt. 
    Adjunct Professor (Jan. 2002 – June 2004).

 

  • Information Technology Institute (ITI) – Cairo, Egypt. 
    Adjunct Professor (Oct. 1997 – Oct. 1999).

 

  • Mayo Clinic/Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. 
    Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Ultrasound Research Lab (April 1994 - Sept.1995).

 

  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI, USA Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. 
    Instructor (Sept. 1989 – April 1994).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Journal Papers

1.        A. Marzouk and M. Allam, "Enhancing COCOMO II Software Project Effort Estimation Model by Direct Integration of IFPUG Function Points" submitted to IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering.

2.        K. Rabieh, M. Azer, M. Allam “Fortification of vehicular ad hoc networks against Sybil attacks” submitted to the International Journal for Information Security

3.        A. Shosha, A. Kamel and M. Allam, “Model Consistency Checker Using Object State Machine” the International Journal of Software Engineering, Vol. 3, July 2011.

4.        A. El Ahwal, S. El Kassas, M. Allam, H. Abdel Kader, “Methodology and Limitations of Penetration Testing”, Engineering & Scientific Research Journal (ESRJ), Egypt, Vol. 9, Jan. 2009.

5.        L. Abdallah, M. E. Allam, H. A, Mansour, “Robust Blind DCT-Domain Watermarking using Scalar Costa Scheme”, Engineering & Scientific Research Journal (ESRJ), Egypt, Vol. 8, Jan. 2008.

6.        S. Abdel-Rahman, M. E. Allam, H. A, Mansour, “Super-Resolution Images using Affine Block-based Registration”, Engineering & Scientific Research Journal (ESRJ), Egypt, Vol. 8, Jan. 2008.

7.        R. A. El Kammar, M. E. Allam, A. S. Abbas, ’’Neural Network Based Detection for Faces in Cluttered Scenes’’, in Ain-Shams Scientific Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 4, Dec. 2001.

8.        M. E. Allam and J.F. Greenleaf, “Two Dimensional Frequency Domain Phase Aberration Correction,” Acoustical Imaging, vol. 22, pp. 159-164, Plenum Press, 1996.

9.        M. E. Allam, R. R. Kinnick and J. F. Greenleaf, “Isomorphism between pulsed-wave Doppler Ultrasound and Direction of Arrival Estimation - Part II: Experimental Results,” in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 43, no. 6, Sep. 1996.

10.     M. E. Allam and J. F. Greenleaf, “Isomorphism between pulsed-wave Doppler Ultrasound and Direction of Arrival Estimation - Part I: Basic Principles,” in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, vol. 43, no. 6, Sep. 1996.

11.     M. Allam and A. Moghaddamjoo, “Two-Dimensional DFT Projection for Wideband Direction of Arrival Estimation,” in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 43, no. 7, pp. 1728-1732, July 1995.

12.     M. Allam and A. Moghaddamjoo, “Spatial-Temporal DFT Projection for Wideband Array Processing,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 35-37, Feb. 1994.

Conference Papers

1.        K. Rabieh, M. Azer, M. Allam “Mitigating Sybil Attacks in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks” the  IEEE International Conference on Communication, Networks and Satellite (COMNETSAT 2012), Bali, Indonesia, July 2012.

2.        R. Massoud, M. Abdelhalim, and M. Allam, “Towards Mature Temporal Accuracy Assessment of Processor Models and Simulators for Real-time Systems Development”,  Proceedings of the 2011 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS), The Hague, Netherlands, June 2011.

3.        M. Azzam, T. Khalil , M. Allam , M. Abdelwahab, , “ICT and Education … Towards an effective context of Technology utilization” The 19th International conference on management of technology, Cairo, Egypt, March 2010.

4.        E. Abdel Ghaffar, M. Allam, H. Mansour, M. Aboul Seoud, “A Secure Face Verification System Based on Robust Hashing and Cryptography”, the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Computer Engineering and Systems, Cairo – Egypt, 2009.

5.        E. Abdel Ghaffar, M. Allam, H. Mansour, M. Aboul Seoud “A Secure Face Recognition System”, the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Computer Engineering and Systems, Cairo – Egypt, 2008.

6.        L. Abdallah, M. E. Allam, H. A, Mansour, M. Selim “Robust Blind Adaptive Image Watermarking”, the 25th National Radio Science Conference (NRSC 2008), Egypt, 2008.

7.        A. G. Soliman, M. E. Allam, M.W. Fakhr, “Image Segmentation using Wavelet-Domain with Fast Multiscale Fusion Techniques”, Mediterranean Conference on Biomathematics, Cairo - Egypt, 2007.

8.        S. Ibrahim, M. E. Allam, I. F. Imam, “Multi-Criteria Decision Tree Learning System”, 2nd International Computer Engineering Conference: Engineering the Information Society (ICENCO), Cairo – Egypt, 2006.

9.        S. M. El Sherif, M. E. Allam, M.W. Fakhr, “Biometric Personal Identification Based on Iris Recognition”, The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Computer Engineering and Systems, Cairo – Egypt, 2006.(Best Paper Award).

10.     A. Morgan, M. E. Allam, M. A. Salama, H. A. K. Mansour, “Implementation of an ARM Compatible Processor Core for SOC Design”, 3rd International Conference on Information & Communications Technology (ICICT), Cairo – Egypt, 2005.

11.     M. E. Allam and E. Abdel Ghaffar, “JPEG 2000 Performance Evaluation”, International Conference on Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Cairo – Egypt, 2004.

12.     M. E. Allam, “Wavelet Analysis for Detection of Anomalies in Images,” Al-Azhar Engineering 7th International Conference AIEC, Cairo – Egypt, 2003.

13.     M. E. Allam and J. F. Greenleaf, “Two Dimensional Frequency Domain Phase Aberration Correction,” 22nd International Conference on Acoustical Imaging, Firenze, Italy, Sep. 1995.

14.     M. Allam and A. Moghaddamjoo, “Two-Dimensional DFT Projection for Wideband Direction of Arrival Estimation,” in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 43, no. 7, pp. 1728-1732, July 95.

15.     X-L Xu, M. E. Allam and J. F. Greenleaf, “A Fast Maximum Likelihood Estimation Method for Measurement of Flow,” in the 20th International Symposium on Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization, Arlington, VA, USA, June 1995.

16.     M. E. Allam, X-L Xu and J. F. Greenleaf, “High Resolution Methods for Flow Velocity Estimation Using Ultrasound,” in the 20th International Symposium on Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization, Arlington, VA, USA, June 1995.

17.     M. E. Allam and J. F. Greenleaf, “Phase Aberration Correction for Ultrasound Imaging in Temporal-Spatial Frequency Domain,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP-95, Detroit, MI, USA, May 1995.

18.     M. Allam and J. Zhang, “Detection of Anomalies in Images by Wavelet Analysis,” in Mathematical Imaging: Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing, A.F. Laine, editor, Proc. SPIE 2034, pp. 401-412, July 1993. 2.   

19.     M. Allam and A. Moghaddamjoo, “Spatial-Temporal DFT Projection for Wideband Array Processing,” IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 35-37, Feb. 1994.

20.     M. Allam and A. Moghaddamjoo, “A New Approach for Wideband Signal Processing,” in Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE SP Workshop on Statistical Signal and Array Processing, Victoria, B.C. Canada, pp. 326-329, Oct. 1992.

BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS

1.        A. R. Moghaddamjoo and M. Allam, “Techniques in Array Processing by means of Transformations,” in 2-D and 3-D Digital Signal Processing Techniques and Applications, in the series Control and Dynamic Systems, C.T. Leondes ed., Academic Press, San Diego, CA, USA, 1995.

2.        M. E. Allam, “A New Approach for Wideband Array Processing,” University Microfilm International, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 1994.

CONFERENCE CHAIRING & INVITED TALKS

1.        Keynote Speaker in the Global Networks for Sharing and Collaboration Conference – Tunisia, 2009.

2.        Invited speaker in the First Arab Summer School on Internet Governance, Cairo, June 2009.

3.        Keynote Speaker in the Global ITPP - ITTP Seoul Conference 2008 - International Cooperation for Sustainable IT Development – Seoul Korea Sept. 2008.

4.        Chair of the International Workshop on ICT Policy Management: A New Paradigm in the Globalization Era – Nile University, Egypt, June 30, 2008.

5.        Session chair in the Wireless Intelligent Networks Conference, Cairo, April 13-16, 2008.

6.        Invited Speaker in the Conference “Why do Entrepreneurship Initiatives Fail? Lessons from International Experience”, Cairo – Nov. 2006.

PH.D. THESES SUPERVISED

1.        Eman Ahmed: “Enhanced Multimodal Biometrics Techniques for High Reliability Personal Identification” (2009).

2.        Ayman El Ahwal: “Using Penetration Testing Techniques for the Assessment of the Security of Web Application” (2008).

3.        Lamiaa Abdallah: “Watermarking Techniques Applied to Digital Images” (2008).

4.        Sahar Abdel Rahman: “Reconstruction of Super-Resolution Images from a set of Low-Resolution Images” (2008).

MASTER THESES SUPERVISED

1.        Amany Shousha: “Generic Adaptive Architecture for Enabling Runtime UI Adaptation in ERP Systems”, (in progress).

2.        Rehab Massoud: “Processor Modeling for Real-Time Software Development”, (2013). Winner of 1st Prize in “Made in Egypt 2010” Award.

3.        Khaled Rabieh: "Fortification of Vehivular Ad-hoc Networks against Sybil Attacks" (2012)

4.        Ahmed El-Sayed: "Enhancing COCOMO II Software Project Effort Estimation Model by Direct Integration of IFPUG Function Points' (2012)

5.        Mahmoud Abdel-Hakeem: "Modeling & Verifying Software Dynamic Behavior using the Formalism of Colored Petri-Nets" (2012)

6.        Ahmed Fayed: "Perspectives on Improving Software Maintenance Based on ITIL" (2012)

7.        Ahmed Shousha: “Validating Software Design Models” (2010).

8.        Mohamed Azzam: “ICT and Calculus Education: Towards an Effective Context of Technology Utilization” (2010).

9.        Ayman Nader: “Combining Multimodal Biometric Authentication Paradigms for Secure Personal Identification and Verification”(2008).

10.     Islam Abdel-Ghaffar: “Quantum Cryptography: Privacy through Uncertainty” (2007).

11.     Dina Taha: “Securing Information Systems Using Public Key Cryptography” (2007).

12.     Ahmed Gamal: “Image Segmentation Using 2D Multiresolution Hidden Markov Models” (2007).

13.     Shaimaa Ibrahim: “Learning Adaptive Decision Trees” (2006).

14.     Ahmed Morgan: “FPGA Implementation of a Fully-Pipelined ARM Processor” (2005).

15.     Shaimaa El-Sherif: “Biometric Personal Identification based on Iris Recognition” (2005).

16.     Eman Ahmed: “Image Compression using Wavelet Transforms” (2004).

17.     Bishoy Boutros: “Application of Machine Intelligence in Power System Simulation and Control” (2003).

18.     Abdallah Sami : “Neural Networks-based Detection of Faces in Cluttered Scenes” (2001).

COURSES 

  • Computer Organization
  • Computer Architecture
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Computer Systems
  • Microprocessors
  • Digital Systems Interfacing
  • Data Communications
  • Computer Networks
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Network Administration & Security
  • Operating Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Filter Design
  • Signals & Systems
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Information Systems Modeling
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Computer Programming (C)
  • Object Oriented Programming C++
  • Assembly Programming
  • Software Development Studio
  • Computer Graphics
  • Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Database Systems
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Feedback Control Systems
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Mathematics for Social Sciences
  • Analytical Geometry & Calculus
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Logic & Critical Thinking

+ Supervised over 30 Graduation (Senior) Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Middle East Technical and Commercial Office, Cairo.
    Managing Director & Partner: Jan. 2006 - Present. 
    Technical Director & Partner: Sept. 1995 - Dec. 2005.
    Founding Director of the Software Division.

 

  • Consultant: Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Egypt.
    Jan. 2004 – Dec.2006.

 

  • Consultant: ABB, Egypt. 
    April 1998 - Dec.2004.

 

  • Electrical Engineer: Middle East Technical and Commercial Office, Cairo. 
    June 1985 - Aug. 1989.

AFFILIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS

  • Senior Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
  • Reviewer for: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, International Journal for Software Engineering.
  • Member of the “IEEE Senior Member Review Panel”, 2009.
  • ‘Best Paper’ Award in the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Computer Engineering and Systems, Cairo – Egypt.
  • Research Fellow at the Mayo Clinic/Foundation, USA, 1994-95.
  • Member Mayo Alumni Association.
  • Certificate of academic excellence from the Syndicate of Engineers of Egypt, 1985.
  • Member of the Egyptian Information Telecommunications Electronics & Software Alliance (Eitesal).
  • Member of the Egyptian Junior Business Association (EJB).
  • Affiliate Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt.

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