I am a Professor and the Director of the School of Computing, at Queen's University, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. I am also the founder and Director of the Queen`s Telecommunications Research Lab. My research is in the control and performance evaluation of broadband, wireless and mobile network architectures and protocols, radio resource management, the Internet of Things, and data-centric networks. I am currently leading research in the areas of 5G wireless sensor networks and edge computing.
Before joining Queen's University in 1999, I worked in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Kuwait University from 1993 to 1999 and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo from 1991 to 1993. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University of Alberta in 1990, my M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1986, and my B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University in 1984. I was born in Cairo, Egypt.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), a former chair of the IEEE Communication Society Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee, and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker. In 2015, I received the Queen's University School of Graduate Studies Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision, an honour that I cherish from my students, who are a continual source of great pride for me.