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Professor Mohamed Abdel-Maguid

Head of Department of Science and Technology

Professor Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, Head of Department of Science and Technology

Professor Mohamed Abdel-Maguid

T: 01473 338200
E: M.Abdel-Maguid@uos.ac.uk

Professional Assistant
Rachel Green
T: 01473 338765
E: R.Green@uos.ac.uk

Introduction

Career Overview
Professor Abdel-Maguid is a professional engineer, entrepreneur and a research and enterprise focused Academic, with over 20 years of experience in both business and academia. He 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.

Mohamed is a strong advocate of environments and schemes that promote and nurture innovation, knowledge exchange, and business-university collaborations. Prior to joining the University of Suffolk, he led the enterprise activities in the Centre for Information, Intelligence and Security Systems (CIISS) Applied Research Centre at Staffordshire University to become one of the most successful centres at the University. As a funding bid author/co-author and project lead/co-lead, he secured £1.5m of external income from UK, EU and overseas funding sources.

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

Education

  • 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 (2010-Present)

  • 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 [Accepted]
  • 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
  • Shree Krishna Sharma, Mohammad Patwary, Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “Spectral Efficient Compressive Transmission Framework for Wireless Communication Systems,” IET Signal Processing [in press]
  • 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
  • Siti Mohd Zaid, Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, Abdel-Hamid Soliman,” Eye-Gesture Analysis for Driver Hazard Awareness,” International Conference on Image, Signal and Vision Computing, Tokyo, May 2012
  • Siva K Bolisetti, K. Ahmed, Mohammad Patwary, and M. Abdel-Maguid “Compressive Parametric GLRT detector for airborne MIMO radar,” IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP), China 9-11 Nov. 2011
  • Khaled, MK Ismail, Christine Kettle, Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, John Belcher, Claire Rowley, “PErineal Assessment and Repair e-Learning System: an internet based training package (PEARLS.net),” ICM 29th Triennial Congress in Durban, South Africa 19 - 23 June 2011
  • Siti Mohd Zaid, Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, Abdel-Hamid Soliman,” Towards Driver Eye Gesture Analysis for Driver Assistance Systems Based Upon Template Matching,” Proceedings of the (EnCon 2011) 4th Engineering Conference, Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia, 2011
  • Naeem Kamran, Mohammad Patwary, and M. Abdel-Maguid “Unbiased signal detection within wireless sensor network using –OPTSPACE,” accepted to 4th Joint IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference 2011
  • Nahla satti, Syed Junaid Nawaz, Mohammad Patwary, and M. Abdel-Maguid, “Dynamic Subcarriers and Power Allocation Algorithm for OFDMA Cellular Systems,” in Press, Proc. IEEE, 2nd International Conf. on Computer Technology and Development, Cairo, Egypt. Nov., 2010, pp. 348-353
  • Nawaz, S.J.; Qureshi, B.H.; Khan, N.M.; Abdel-Maguid, M., "Effect of directional antenna on the spatial characteristics of 3-D macrocell environment," 2nd International Conference on Future Computer and Communication (ICFCC), 2010, vol.1, no., pp. V1-552-V1-556, 21-24 May 2010
  • Ali Kamar, Syed Junaid Nawaz, Mohammad Patwary, M. Abdel-Maguid, and Saif-Ur-Rehman, “Optimized Algorithm for Cellular Network Planning Based on Terrain and Demand Analysis,” in Proc. IEEE, 2nd International Conf. on Computer Technology and Development, Cairo, Egypt. Nov., 2010, pp. 359-364
  • Saif-Ur-Rehman, Syed Junaid Nawaz, Mohammad N. Patwary, M. Abdel-Muguid, and Ali Kamar, “Impact of Terrain Variance and Velocity on the Handover Performance of LTE Systems,” in Proc. IEEE, International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing, China, Nov. 2010
  • K. I. Ahmed, S. Kothuri, M. N. Patwary, and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, “Subspace compressive GLRT detector for airborne MIMO radar,” in Proc of IEEE 16th Asia Pacific Conference on Communications, APCC, (New Zealand), 2010