Mostafa Ammar#

Mostafa Ammar
Membership Number:5272
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2019, 08 - 2020, 08 Interim Chair, School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1985 - present Regents' Professor, School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2015, 02 - 2015, 05 Visiting Professor, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6
  • 2006 - 2012), Associate Chair, School of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1999, 01 - 1999, 12 Visiting Senior Member of Technical Staff, BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc., Advanced Data Networking Group, Atlanta, GA
  • 1998, 05 - 1998, 07 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • 1980 - 1982 Member of Scientific Staff and Manager Data Network Planning, Bell-Northern Research, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Fields of Scholarship
  • Computer network architectures and protocols
  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Overlay networks
  • Network virtualization
  • Video streaming
  • Mobile wireless networks
  • Disruption tolerant networks

Honours and Awards
  • November 2018 Alumni Achievement Medal for Academic Excellence – University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering
  • Best Paper Award, 2018 IFIP/IEEE Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis (TMA) Conference. For paper entitled: “eMIMIC: Estimating HTTP-based Video QoE Metrics from Encrypted Network Traffic.” Coauthored with Mangla, Halepovic, and Zegura
  • April 2018 College of Computing Dean’s Award, College of Computing, Georgia Tech
  • April 2015 College of Computing Faculty Mentor Award, College of Computing, Georgia Tech
  • Class of 1940 Course Survey Teaching Effectiveness Award, Georgia Tech, for 5 consecutive years (AYs 2012/13, 2013,14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17)
  • 2012 Best Paper Award, ACM Mobihoc Conference. For paper entitled “Serendipity: Enabling Remote Computing among Intermittently Connected Mobile Devices,” co-authored with Shi, Lafakosis and Zegura
  • 2010 Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Communications, “For Outstanding service to the computer communications community over a long period of time.”
  • 2007 ACM Recognition of Service Award (2007) for Service as Program Co-Chair of ACM Sigmetrics
  • Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award (2006), Georgia Tech Institute Award
  • Appointed ”Regents’ Professor” - one of only two such appointments made in 2003 at Georgia Tech
  • 2003 Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • 2002 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Best Paper Award at the Conference on Parallel and Distributed Simulation (PADS), 2002, for paper entitled “Updateable Network Simulations”. (co-recipient, Ferenci, Riley, Fujimoto, Perumalla)
  • Best Paper Award at the 7th WWW Conference, Brisbane Australia, April 1998 for paper entitled “Interactive Multimedia Jukebox.” (co-recipient with Kevin Almeroth)
  • IBM Faculty Partnership Award, May 1996. ($40,000 Award)
  • Edenfield Faculty Fellowship Award, College of Computing, June 1996. For project entitled: ”Providing Entertainment Content with an Interactive Multimedia Jukebox”, (co-authored with Ann Chervenak)
  • 1993 Outstanding Faculty Research Award, College of Computing
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Postgraduate Scholarship, Sept. 1982 - Aug. 1985. $10,000 per year
  • Bell-Northern Research’s Postgraduate Award, Sept. 1982 - Aug. 1985. $10,000 per year
  • Second Place Paper Award in the Operations Research Society of America’s Nicholson Student Paper Competition for paper entitled “Equivalence Relations in Queueing Models of Manufacturing Networks,” May 1981. $200 ($10,000 Award)

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