E-JUST Adjunct Research Faculty
1. Dr. Asser N. Tantawi
2. Dr. Mohamed Aly
3. Dr. Ashraf Aboulnaga
4. Dr. Dr. Tarek El-Bialy
5. Dr. Mohamed A. Tawhid
6. Dr. Mohamed Mokbel
7. Dr. Mohmoud ElHefnawi
8. Dr. Raed Sherif
9. Dr. Sherif El-Safty
10. Dr. S.A.Sherif
11. Dr. Hanafy Meleis
12. Dr. Samy El-Shall
Dr. Tantawi is a Research Member in the Distributed Computing Department at the IBM Research Division,Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Rutgers University in 1982. He subsequently joined IBM at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he has worked on performance modeling and analysis. During his tenure at IBM, he received several awards including an Outstanding Innovation Award for his work on communication systems, an Ninth Plateau in recognition to his creative contributions to IBM progress, several Research Division Awards, and four Best Paper Awards from international conferences. His fields of interest include performance modeling and analysis, distributed computing, telecommunication services, autonomic computing, analytics, and performance management, optimization and control. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ACM, IFIP WG 6.7 and IFIP WG 7.3, and served as an ACM national lecturer, a guest editor for Performance Evaluation, and an associate editor of the International Journal of Computers and Their Applications.
He is a research engineer at the Computational Advertising group at Y Research, where he focuses on modeling user activities to improve ad targeting on the Yahoo network. His research interests include large scale statistical data mining, information retrieval, and web mining. Dr. Aly received both his MS and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007 and 2009, respectively. His PhD research focused on developing large scale distributed indexing schemes for improving information retrieval in ad hoc sensor networks. Mohamed has a large industrial R And D experience in the field of statistical user modeling. Prior to joining Yahoo in 2008, Mohamed had a long 6 months internship at Google Research, where he focused on developing novel algorithms/solutions for improving ad targeting on the Myspace social network and improving video recommendations on Youtube. At Yahoo Research, Mohamed is currently focusing on developing Yahoo next generation user modeling platform to improve both ad targeting and content delivery. For more details see his homepage: http://research.yahoo.com/Mohamed_Aly
Ashraf Aboulnaga is an Associate Professor in the Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. His research interests are in the area of database management, with a current focus on cloud computing, data integration on the web, self managing database systems, and XML databases. Dr. Aboulnaga obtained M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Alexandria University, Egypt. He was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Centre from 2002 to 2004, and a Visiting Research Scientist at Google Waterloo during his sabbatical, from December 2009 to June 2010. Dr. Aboulnaga is an IBM Centre for Advanced Studies Faculty Fellow and a recipient of a Google Research Award and the Ontario Early Researcher Award. For more information, please click on the link http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/~ashraf/.
He is an Associate Professor of Orthodontics and Biomedical Engineering at University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB., Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from College of Engineering; University of Illinois at Chicago, USA in 2001.He received his M.Sc. in Oral Sciences from College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA in 2000. His background includes Orthodontics, Engineering, Law and Business. He has been serving on University committees including, GFC ASC, peer consultation (UTS); curriculum, graduate studies and research, faculty search and selection in Dentistry, communities of practice and GFC Chair search and selection committees. Moreover, he was acting Head, Division of Orthodontics in 2007. Also, he has been a peer reviewer for more than ten scientific journals, published more than 38 scientific papers and book chapters, invited speaker for more than 16 National and International conferences and workshops. For more information, please click on the link http://myprofile.cos.com/telbialy.
Mohamed A. Tawhid got his PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland, USA in 2001. From 2000 to2002, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Mnagement, McGill University, Montral, Quebec, Canada. Currently, he is a Faculty Member of Thompson Rivers University.
He has taught numerical analysis, linear algebra, optimization, operations research and operations management. His research interests include non linear/stochastic/heuristic optimization, operations research, modeling and simulation, social networks and neural network. He has published in journals such as Computational Optimization and Applications, J. Optimization and Engineering, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, Journal Applied Mathematics and Computation, etc.
Professor Tawhid published more than 20 referred papers and 2 special issues in J. Optimization and Engineering (Springer), and J. Advanced Modeling and Optimization. Also, he has served on editorial board several journals.
Dr. Mohamed Mokbel is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota. His current main research interests focus on providing database and platform support for spatial data, moving objects, and location based services. He is the main architect for the PLACE, Casper, and CareDB systems that provide a database support for location based services, location privacy, and personalization, respectively. His research work has been recognized by two best paper awards at IEEE MASS 2008 and MDM 2009 and by the NSF CAREER award 2010. He is currently the general co chair of SSTD 2011 and program co chair for MDM 2011, DMSN 2011, and LBSN 2011. He was also the proceeding chair of ACM SIGMOD 2010, and the program co chair for ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2008, 2009, and 2010. He serves in the editorial board of IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin, Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal, and Journal of Spatial Information Science. He is an ACM and IEEE member and a founding member of ACM SIGSPATIAL. For more information, please visit: www.cs.umn.edu/~mokbel
Dr. Mahmoud ElHefnawi is the Biomedical informatics and chemoinformatics group leader at the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Sciences(CEAS) and Informatics and Systems Department, National Research Centre NRC). He is also a part time Researcher at the Youssif Jamil Science and Technology Research Centre (YJ STRC) and was a part time adjunct faculty at the American University in Cairo teaching graduate level courses in Bioinformatics. He was the Information Technology Institute (ITI) bioinformatics track coordinator and co founder. He published several Bioinformatics International publications on topics including rational drug design, docking, and optimizing gene therapy for Influenza, Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and different cancers, structural bioinformatics and motif predictions applications in virology, and applications of phylogenetic analysis. Currently, he was the Principal Investigator for 3 projects on structure based drug design and docking of inhibitors for Hepatitis C virus, Optimizing gene therapy and siRNAs for Hepatitis C virus, and Integration of omics, datamining and bioinformatics for Hepatocellular carcinoma. He is also CoPI for a bioinformatics project at Youssif Jamil science and technology Research Centre (STRC), American University in Cairo entitled "Optimal drug design of small interfering RNA molecules for hepatitis C virus". He was CoPI in three successful projects.
His interests span the computational as well as the medical and life sciences fields. From the informatics and engineering point, he worked on data mining and classification algorithms, reverse engineering of gene networks, HMM models, motif prediction algorithms, and other machine learning techniques.
In the bioinformatics application side, he worked on: applications of the Bioinformatics methods and techniques to study viral evolution, progression stages, RNA motifs and secondary structures, protein 3D structure and domain prediction, prognosis drug resistance mechanisms and modeling, modeling viral immune system networks of interactions, rational drug design, small molecule inhibitors, and siRNA design as therapeutic agents for Hepatitis C virus, and Influenza.
Dr. Raed Sherif is a veteran of the solar industry. He has held key business and technical positions that span a wide range of solar industries, and included work in Fortune 500 companies, as well as start up technology companies. Dr. Sherif has started his own solar consulting business by the end of 2010. He currently serves as a senior specialist for a major oil company in one of the GCC countries, advising them on solar projects in PV and CSP. His clients include major solar technology companies in the US, Private Equity fund manager in Europe, and CPV project developer in Italy.
Dr. Sherif was the vice president of international business development at eSolar, a CSP technology provider based out of California, which has solar power tower installations in California and in India, and has recently partnered with GE to provide hybrid power plant solutions in Turkey. Before eSolar, Dr. Sherif was the general manager of Spectrolab CPV division. Spectrolab, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, develops and manufactures the world highest efficiency solar cells. Dr. Sherif has led the commercialization effort of the CPV solar cells at Spectrolab, seeing the product from concept to being fully commercial.
Dr. Sherif attracted external funding from the US DoE and CPV system providers, including the DoE sponsored High Perforamnce PV Initiative and the Solar America Initiative. Dr. Sherif served as the program manager at Spectrolab for the DoE sponsored programs that led to demonstration of multiple world record efficiencies, including the first world record solar cell above 40%. for which Dr. Sherif was part of the team that received top 100 R and D award in 2007. His poineering work on CPV helped set the standards for process and design tolerances for maximum reliability, and has seen the development of the world first grid connected CPV system, and the deployment of the worlds first 1 MW of CPV installations.
Before Spectrolab, Dr. Sherif worked as a senior engineer at IBM where he led thermal design group to develop next generation cooling systems. Dr. Sherif has 30 issued patents, has authored and co authorded numerous papers including a book chapter on CPV, and has given many invited talks all over the globe. Dr. Sherif received his Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and his B.Sc. with Highest Honors from Alexandria University.
Dr. Sherif El Safty obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 and appointed as a Lecturer at Chemistry Department, University of Tanta, Egypt. In 2005, he also appointed as an Associate Professor in the same University. In 2008, He became a Senior Researcher at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, leading an independent group of nano dynamic materials designs (NDMD) that actively support the goal of the nano technological materials for environmental cleanup system. Concurrently, he has appointed as Professor at Waseda University, Japan, in major Nanoscience and Nano Engineering.
He is leading a group of research at NIMS. His research interests focus on the Multiple Nano dynamic Designs that provide efficient, one site, broad range processes in the same time. These processes are in demand for security monitoring in the global world. He established low cost extraction system based on nanoscale HOM (High Order Mesoporous Monolith) materials of rare earth metals from urban concentrate as secondary resources in Japan. He successfully designed simple, easy to use, and reliable nanocaptors for decontamination of radioactive elements in Fukushima Diaiichi, Japan from water and wastewater.
Dr. S.A. Sherif is a tenured Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and is the Founding Director of the Wayne K. and Lyla L. Masur HVAC Laboratory. He is also the Director of the Industrial Assessment Center and the Co Director of the Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction at the University of Florida. He served on the faculties of the University of Florida (1991 to present), University of Miami (1987 to 1991), and Northern Illinois University (1984 to 1987). He holds a Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University (1985) and B.Sc. (1975) and M.Sc. degrees (1978) from Alexandria University, all in Mechanical Engineering.
Dr. Sherif is a Fellow of ASME, a Fellow of ASHRAE, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Member of Commission B1 on Thermodynamics and Transfer Processes of the International Institute of Refrigeration, and a Member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. He is a past chair for the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Division, the K19 Committee on Environmental Heat Transfer of the ASME Heat Transfer Division (2003 to 2007), the Coordinating Group on Fluid Measurements (1992 to 1994) and the Fluid Applications and Systems Technical Committee (2008 to 2010) of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division. He is also a past chair of the Steering Committee of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (2001 to 2003), and ASHRAEâ€™s Standards Project Committee 41.6 on Measurement of Moist Air Properties (1989 to 1994). He also served as a member of the ASMEâ€™s Energy Resources Board (2001 to 2003) and was the Boardâ€™s representative to the ASMEâ€™s International Mechanical Engineering Congress Committee (2003 to 2006). He was the Head of the Refrigeration Section of ASHRAE (2004 to 2008), the Technical Conference Chair of the 2008 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, and a member of the ASME Frank Kreith Energy Award Selection Committee (2005 to 2011).
He is currently a member of the ASME Heat Transfer Division Executive Committee (2009 to 2016) and a member of the ASMEâ€™s Basic Engineering Group Operating Board (2010 to 2013). Dr. Sherif is a past Associate Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (7/2007 to 7/2010) and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (5/2005 to 12/2010). He is currently an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2011 to 2014) and Solar Energy (2004 to present) and an Editor Emeritus of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2011 to present). He is a Book Review Editor of ASMEâ€™s Applied Mechanics Reviews (2001 to pesent), a Collections Editor for Scrivener Publishing (2009 to present), and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Exergy (2005 to present), International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (2009 to present), Open Energy and Fuels Journal (2007 to present), Open Renewable Energy Journal (2008 to present), International Journal on Energy and Environment, and ISRN Mechanical Engineering (1/2011 to present). He has served as member or chair of over 50 administrative and technical committees in four professional societies, 150 conference organizing or scientific committees, and as chair or member of close to 180 masterâ€™s and doctoral committees. Dr. Sherif has given over 100 invited lectures worldwide. He is the recipient of the E.K. Campbell Award of Merit from ASHRAE in 1997 for â€œoutstanding service and achievement in teachingâ€ and a â€œTIPâ€ teaching award from the University of Florida in 1998. In 2000, 2004, and 2007, he was selected by the University of Florida as an Anderson/CLAS Scholar Faculty Honoree for â€œExcellence in Teaching.â€ He is the recipient of the 2001 Kuwait Prize in Applied Sciences, an ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award (2003), an ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award (2010), an AIAA Best Paper Award (2005), and an ASME Best Student Paper Award (2005). He is the recipient of three â€œCertificates of Recognition for Research Contributionsâ€ from NASA, a Premium of Academic Excellence (PACE) Award from Iowa State University, four research awards from the University of Miami, and a â€œGraduate Research and Artistry Awardâ€ from Northern Illinois University. He has received certificates of appreciation from the ASME Board of Governors, Heat Transfer Division, Solar Energy Division, Advanced Energy Systems Division, Fluids Engineering Division, ASMEâ€™s International Mechanical Engineering Congress Committee, and the ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference Organizing Committee, along with certificates of appreciation from ASHRAE and AIAA. In 2007, he received a Division III Superior Accomplishment Award from the University of Floridaâ€™s Office of the Provost in recognition of his outstanding service to the University of Florida during the 2006 ABET accreditation cycle. In 2008, he was elected as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer. He was also designated as â€œOutstanding Associate Editorâ€ for the journal Solar Energy. Dr. Sherif has over 105 refereed journal papers, 22 book chapters, 180 conference papers, 90 technical reports and two US patents.
Dr. Hanafy Meleis is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Capital Fund LLC. He founded it in 2000 specializing in commercial relationships, investments, sales and marketing of US technology based products to the Middle East countries. He assumed the full time position as the President and CEO of Palmetto Capital in November 2007 after leaving the position as the CEO at Trendium.
Dr. Hanafy Meleis founded Trendium, Inc. in 1999 to deliver service support and automation solutions for todays competitive broadband provider market. As President and Chief Executive Officer, he was the driving force behind Trendiums product, marketing, and technology strategic visions.
Dr. Meleis has more than two decades of technology industry experience. Prior to founding Trendium, he was Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Direction at Racal Data Group, where, with one operating plan and strategy, he successfully consolidated 14 international companies into a single business unit under the Racal Data Group name.
Among his diverse responsibilities at Racal Data Group were product management and worldwide marketing, the creation of business plans for new products and technology investments, and the development and management of the companiesâ€™ business and technical alliances.
Dr. Meleis has also held senior management positions with Digital Equipment Corporation (managing the Telecom and Media Vertical Solution business), the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, and the National Institute of Standards and Technologys Advanced Technology Program. During Dr. Meleisâ€™ tenure as the senior manager of the High Bandwidth System Laboratory for IBM T.J. Watson Research, he received numerous awards for his technical achievements, research contributions, and his product impact on IBM business. Earlier in his career, Dr. Meleis was a member of the technical staff at AT and T Bell Labs at Murray Hill, New Jersey.
Dr. Meleis holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Mansoura University, Egypt, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. A frequent speaker at technology conferences, Dr. Meleis is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), has been awarded several patents, and has published dozens of technical papers in the areas of networking and communications.
M. Samy El Shall is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Cairo University in Egypt, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry with Distinction from Georgetown University in 1986. He did postdoctoral research in nucleation and clusters at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1986 to 1989. His research interests are in the general areas of molecular clusters, homogeneous, binary and ioninduced nucleation, gas phase and cluster polymerization, synthesis and properties of nanostructured materials, photoluminescence properties of nanoparticles and nanocatalysis. He has published over 180 papers in the most prestigious and widely read journals of Chemistry, Chemical Physics and Nanomaterials. Dr. El Shall was awarded several US patents (7 issued, 4 pending) on the synthesis of nanoparticles, photoluminescence of silicon nanocrystals, magnetic intermetallic nanoparticles, nanoparticle catalysts, and nanoparticle additives for fuels and lubricants. Dr. El Shall received the Exxon Education Award in 1994 and 1995. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award of the College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU in 1996. He has been selected as a VCU Board of Visitors Teaching Fellow in 1998. In 1999, he was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award of the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV), Virginia highest faculty honor. Dr. El Shall has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Physical Chemistry (2005 to 2008), the Journal of Photoenergy and the Physical Chemistry Reviews. He was the chairman of the â€œInternational Conference on Nanoparticles from the Vapor Phase Synthesis with Chemical and Biochemical Applicationsâ€ in Davos, Switzerland, 2004. He also organized and chaired three US Egypt workshops, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, on Advanced Materials (2000), Lasers in Chemistry and Biomedical Applications (2004) and Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (2005). Dr. El Shall organized and chaired the â€œFirst US North Africa International Workshop on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologyâ€ that was held in Tunis in March 2007. He was also the chairman of the â€œNew Materials and Nanotechnologyâ€ conference of the 5 th Congress of Scientific Research Outlook in the Arab World that was held in Fez Morocco, October 26 to 30, 2008.
Dr. ElShallâ€™s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, NIST, Petroleum Research Fund, Dreyfus Foundation, Jeffress Memorial Trust, Exxon, Dow Corning, Philip Morris, and Afton Chemical.