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Professor Mohamed Abdel-Maguid

Head of Department of Science and Technology

Professor Mohamed Abdel-Maguid

T: 01473 338200

Professional Assistant
Rachel Green
T: 01473 338765

Career Overview

Professor Abdel-Maguid is a professional engineer, entrepreneur and a research and enterprise focused Academic, with 25 years of experience in both business and academia. He joined the University in 2012 as the Founding Professor of the Department of Science and Technology and Professor of Smart Systems.

Mohamed is an entrepreneurial academic, with an excellent international research and publication record. He supervised over twenty-five postgraduate students, at masters and doctoral levels to successful completion; served as doctoral examiner and contributed to the organisation of a number of international conferences as well as regularly refereeing for prestigious technical journals. Among Mohamed’s former students are Professors, Heads of Departments and executive level professionals. His multidisciplinary expertise spans the broad spectrum of Digital Technologies with core competencies in data acquisition, intelligent multimodal signal processing, telecommunications and embedded systems, where he is actively engaged with research and training.

He is a strong advocate of environments and schemes that promote and nurture innovation, knowledge exchange, and business-university collaborations. Since joining the University of Suffolk in 2012, he has been engaged with the regional STEM skills and innovation agendas where he has been at the forefront of a number of regional initiatives, securing over £3.5m of funding.  The Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC) is among these.

Professor Abdel-Maguid held a number of senior positions, both in the UK and internationally and served as an advisor for a number of companies and government organisations. These included, the Ministry of Health in Egypt, where he advised on the development of telemedicine initiatives, the Ministry of Transport in Egypt advising on the use of Smart Technologies to improve road safety and, during his term at CIISS, advised the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) on tax fraud detection using intelligent data analysis techniques.

Mohamed holds a B.Eng. in Electronics and Telecommunications (Distinction), MSc. in Telecommunications Engineering (Distinction) and a PhD in Electronic Engineering (Image and Video Processing). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) Senior Member of the IEEE (SMIEEE), the ESE and a co-opted member of the BiNDT.

Key Professional Qualifications and Membership

  • SMIEEE: Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  
  • CCAI, Cisco Professional Certification
  • MPMI, Member of the Project Management Institute
  • MIET, Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Co-opted member of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing & Member of the optical condition monitoring Special Interest Group


  • PhD Supervision training programme, Staffordshire University
  • PhD. Electronic Engineering, Staffordshire University
    Thesis title “Application of Finite State Methods to Object based Coding and Compressed Domain Processing”
  • MSc Telecommunications, AAST, EGYPT - Cumulative grade: Distinction (96%)
    Thesis title “Statistical characterization of variable bit rate MPEG encoded video streams” 
  • B.Eng. Electronics and Telecommunications (Marine Electronics), AAST, Egypt.
    Cumulative grade: Distinction (94.75%) – Rank: Top of Class

Awards and Honours

  • The UHNS ‘Clinical Innovation’ award in 2010 (Winner)
  • Lord Stafford Award ‘Impact through Innovation’ in 2009 (Winner)
  • The AWM ICT Excellence Awards for ‘Best Innovative Product’ category in 2009 (Finalist)
  • The AWM ICT Excellence Awards for ‘Best Knowledge Transfer Project’ category in 2009 (Finalist)
  • The AWM ICT Excellence Awards for ‘Best Knowledge Transfer Project’ category in 2009 (Finalist)
  • Recognition of Excellence Award in 1994, EW Division, Egyptian Armed Forces, Egypt.
  • Prof ‘M. El-sayed’ prize for outstanding achievement in telecommunications in 1992, AAST, Egypt 

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on two strands. The first strand focuses on investigating new algorithms and techniques to underpin the development of multimodal signal processing and communication systems (unified, ubiquitous, cognitive, cooperative). The second strand is concerned with the application of digital technologies to the development of Smart Systems as the main building blocks of Future Cities and Smart Connected Rural Communities. I am also interested in technology assisted learning and multimedia rich e-learning environments. I am particularly interested in the application of virtual reality and serious gaming to education and scenario based training among other application domains.

Doctoral Research Projects

  • Automated Assignment of Severity Rating to Indecent Multimedia
  • Optimised Detection Model for Cooperative Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Radio Resource Sharing Strategy within Cognitive Radio Network for Wireless Sensing Applications
  • Collaborative Sensing and Communication Schemes for Cooperative Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Context Aware Driver Eye Gesture Analysis for Driver Assistance Systems

Selected Recent Publications (Since joining the University in October 2012-Present)

  • M. Naeem; M. Patwary; M. Abdel-Maguid, "Universal and Dynamic Clustering Scheme for Energy Constrained Cooperative Wireless Sensor Networks," in IEEE Access Journal , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1, Jan 2017.
  • M Patwary, S. K. Sharma, M. A. Maguid, R. A. Alhameed, J. Noras, Symeon Chatzinotas, Bj¨orn Ottersten, Y. Chen, “ Universal Intelligent Small Cell for Next Generation Cellular Networks” Elsevier Journal on Digital Communication and Networks, Special  Issue 5G Wireless Networks, September 2016.
  • Raouf Abozariba, Mohammad Patwary, Abdel-Hamid Soliman and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid “On the Location Aware Co-Operative Spectrum Sensing in Urban Environment”, Jordanian Journal of Computers and Information Technology August 2016, pp. 119-136.
  • Raouf Abozariba, Mohammad Patwary, Abdel-Hamid Soliman and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid “Location-aware cooperative spectrum sensing within cognitive radio networks”, IEEE Jordan Conference on Applied Electrical Engineering and Computing Technologies (AEECT), 2015, pp. 1-7.
  • Siva Bolisetti, M. N. Patwary, Abdel-Hamid Soliman and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid ‘Subspace Compressive GLRT Detector MIMO Radar in the presence of Clutters, The Scientific World Journal (Special Issue in "Compressed Sensing: Applications in Radar and Communications"), September 2015, pp 1-8.
  • Sardar Muhammad Gulfam, Syed Junaid Nawaz, Mohammad N. Patwary, and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “On the Spatial Characterization of 3-D Air-to-Ground Radio Communication Channels,” IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2015), 8-12 June 2015, London, UK.
  • Abrar Ahmed, Syed Junaid Nawaz, Noor M. Khan, Mohammad N. Patwary, and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “Angular Characteristics of a Unified 3-D Scattering Model for Emerging Cellular Networks ,” IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2015), 8-12 June 2015, London, UK.
  • Shree Krishna Sharma, Mohammad Patwary, Symeon Chatzinotas, Bj¨orn Ottersten, and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “Repeater for 5G Wireless: A Complementary Contender for Spectrum Sensing Intelligence,” IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2015), 8-12 June 2015, London, UK.
  • Elhadj Benkhelifa, Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, Stanley Ewenike and David D. Heatley,”The Internet of Things: the Eco-System for Sustainable Growth,” ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA' 2014), Qatar.
  • M. K. Naeem, M. N. Patwary, Abdel-Hamid Soliman and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “Tighter Receiver Performance Lower Bound for MIMO Wireless Communication Systems,” Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol: 14 Issue: 1 pp. 95-100, January 2014.
  • Sireesha Appana, Mohammad N Patwary, Abdel-Hamid Soliman and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “Diversity Block Code: A Trade-off for Multiplexing and Diversity Gains,” Journal of Applied Sciences, pp, 1812-5654, July 2014.
  • M. K. Naeem, M. N. Patwary, Abdel-Hamid Soliman and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “Cooperative Transmission Schemes for Energy Efficient Collaborative Wireless Sensor Networks,” IET  Science, Measurement and Technology, , IET Science, Measurement & Technology, Volume 8, Issue 6, , pp. 391 – 398, November 2014.
  • Mangera A, Marzo A, Heron N, Fernando D, Hameed K, Soliman AH, Bradley M, Hosking I, Abdel-Maguid M, Levermore M, Tindale WB & Chapple C (2014) Development of two electronic bladder diaries: a patient and healthcare professionals pilot study.. Neurourol Urodyn, 33(7), 1101-1109
  • Shree K. Sharma, Mohammad Patwary, Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “Spectral Efficient Compressive Transmission Framework for Wireless Communication Systems,” IET Signal processing, vol. 7, Issue 7, Page(s): 558 – 564, Sep.  2013.
  • Shree Krishna Sharma, Mohammad Patwary, Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “Enhanced Information Throughput in MIMO-OFDM based systems using Fractional Sampling and Iterative Signal Processing,” Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies - European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISSN: 1124-318X.
  • Ayesha Mahmud, Christine Kettle, Debra Bick, Claire Rowley, Trishna Rathod, John Belcher, Mohamed M Abdelmaguid, Khaled M K Ismail, “The development and validation of an internet-based training package for the management of perineal trauma following childbirth: MaternityPEARLS,” Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ), 10.1136/postgradmedj-2012-131491
  • Mangera A, Marzo A, Heron N, Fernando D, Abdel-Maguid M M, Hameed K, Soliman A, Bradley M, Hosking I, Chapple C, '"Development And Assessment of Two Electronic Bladder Diaries; A Pilot Study," International Continence Society (ICS), China 15-19 Oct. 2012.