Dr. Ahmed Abdelgawad

Professor Department of Computer Engineering, Central Michigan University

Dr. Abdelgawad received his Master of Science and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007 and 2011 and subsequently joined IBM as a Design Aids and Automation Engineering Professional at the Semiconductor Research and Development Center. He joined Central Michigan University as a computer engineering assistant professor and now serves as a professor. His area of expertise is the Internet of Things (IoT), distributed computing for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), data fusion techniques for WSN, low-power embedded systems, digital signal processing, robotics, RFID, localization, VLSI, and FPGA design. 

Dr. Ahmed Abdelgawad has published two books and more than 130 articles in related journals and conferences and served as a reviewer for several journals and conferences, including IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, and IEEE Transactions on I&M, Springer, Elsevier, IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE ISCAS, IEEE SAS, and IEEE MWSCAS. He has been the keynote speaker for numerous international conferences and conducted many webinars. 

He served as the general chair of the IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things (AIBThings2023), the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Computing and Machine Intelligence (ICMI2024), and the International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Blockchain, and Communication Technologies (ISBCom2024). He served on the organizing committees of IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE ISCAS, IEEE ICIP, IEEE SiPS, IEEE MWSCAS, and GIoTS. In addition, he taught many short IoT courses in different countries. He is currently the IEEE Northeast Michigan section chair and an IEEE SPS Internet of Things (IoT) SIG member. In addition, he served as a PI and co-PI for several funded grants from the NSF.