Seminar - Bio
Ahmed Helmy, Ph.D.
associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering
University of Florida
Bio: Short Biography: Dr. Ahmed Helmy is an Associate Professor at the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Department at the University of Florida (UF). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science 1999 from the University of Southern California (USC), M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (EE) 1995 from USC, M.Sc. in Engineering Mathematics in 1994 and B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering 1992 from Cairo University, Egypt. He was a key researcher in the Network Simulator NS-2 and Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM) projects at USC/ISI from 1995 to 1999. Before joining UF in 2006, he was on the Electrical Engineering-Systems Department faculty at USC starting Fall 1999, where he founded and directed the Wireless and Sensor Networks Labs.
In 2002, he received the NSF CAREER Award for his research on resource discovery and mobility modeling in large-scale wireless networks (MARS).
In 2000 he received the Zumberge Award, and in 2002 he received the best paper award from the IEEE/IFIP MMNS Conference. In 2003 he was the Electrical Engineering nominee for the USC Engineering Jr. Faculty Research Award, and a nominee for the Sloan Fellowship. In 2004 and 2005 he got the best faculty merit ranking at the Electrical Engineering department at USC. He was a winner in the ACM MobiCom 2007, a finalist in 2008 SRC competitions, and a 2nd place winner in ACM MobiCom WiNTECH demo competition 2010. He is leading (or has led) several NSF funded projects including MARS, STRESS, ACQUIRE and AWARE.
His research interests include design, analysis and measurement of wireless ad hoc, sensor and mobile social networks, mobility modeling, multicast protocols, IP mobility and network simulation. He has published over 150 journal articles, conference papers and posters, book chapters, IETF RFCs and Internet drafts. His research is (or has been) supported by grants from NSF, Intel, Cisco, DARPA, NASA, Nortel, HP, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens and SGI.
Dr. Helmy is an area editor of the Ad hoc Networks Journal - ElSevier (2004-2011), an area editor of the IEEE Computer (since 2010), and associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (since 2012). He is serving (or has served as) the program co-chair for ACM MobiSys HotPlanet workshop 2012, ACM MSWiM 2011, and ACM MobiCom CHANTS workshop 2011, co-chair of AdhocNets 2011, honorary program chair of IEEE/ACM IWCMC 2011, general chair of IWCMC 2010, vice-chair of IEEE MASS 2010, plenary panel chair of IEEE Globecom 2010, co-chair of IEEE Infocom Global Internet (GI) workshop 2008, and IFIP/IEEE MMNS 2006, vice-chair for IEEE ICPADS 2006, IEEE HiPC 2007, and local & poster chair for IEEE ICNP 2008 and 2009. He is ACM SIGMOBILE workshop coordination chair (for MobiCom, Mobihoc, Mobisys, Sensys) (since 2006). He has served on numerous committees of IEEE and ACM conferences on networks. He is a member of IEEE (Computer and Communications Societies) and ACM (Sigmobile and Sigcomm Groups).