Hossam M. H. Shalaby was born in Giza, Egypt, in 1961. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Alexandria University, Egypt, in 1983 and 1986, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md, USA, in 1991, all in electrical engineering. In 1991, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department, Alexandria University, Egypt, as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to the position of Associate Professor in 1996 and then to Professor in 2001 (current position). From December 2000 to 2004, he was an Adjunct Professor with Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, Laval University, QC, Canada. From September 1996 to February 2001, he was on leave from the Alexandria University. From September 1996 to January 1998, he was an Associate Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, International Islamic University Malaysia, and from February 1998 to February 2001, he was an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include optical communications, optical CDMA, optical burst switching, OFDM technology, and information theory. Dr. Shalaby received SRC Fellowship from 1987 to 1991 (Systems Research Center, MD), State Excellence Award in Engineering Sciences, in 2007 (Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt), Shoman Prize for Young Arab Researchers in 2002 (the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan), State Incentive Award in Engineering Sciences, twice in 1995 and 2001 (Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt), and the University Incentive Award in 1996 (Alexandria University, Egypt). He has served as a Student Branch Counselor at the Alexandria University, IEEE Alexandria and North Delta Subsection, from 2002 to 2006, and served as a Chairman of the Student Activities Committee of IEEE Alexandria Subsection from 1995 to 1996.
Biography Updated on 13 January 2011