Hossam M. H. Shalaby (S'83--M'91--SM'99) was born in Giza, Egypt, in 1961. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Alexandria University, Alexandria, 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, and was promoted to a Professor in 2001. He is currently on leave from Alexandria University, where he is the Acting Dean of the School of Electronics, Communications, and Computer Engineering, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), New Borg El Arab City, Alexandria, Egypt. From December 2000 to 2004, he was an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada. From September 1996 to February 2001, he was on leave from the Alexandria University, where he was with two of the following places. From September 1996 to January 1998, he was with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, International Islamic University Malaysia, and from February 1998 to February 2001, he was with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has been working as a Consultant at SysDSoft company, Alexandria, Egypt, from 2007-2010. His research interests include optical communications, optical CDMA, optical burst-switching, OFDM technology, and information theory.
Prof. Shalaby has served as a Student Branch Counselor at Alexandria University, the IEEE Alexandria and North Delta Subsection, from 2002 to 2006, and served as a Chairman of the student activities committee of the IEEE Alexandria Subsection from 1995 to 1996. He received an SRC Fellowship from 1987 to 1991 from Systems Research Center, Maryland; the State Excellence Award in Engineering Sciences in 2007 from the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt; the Shoman Prize for Young Arab Researchers in 2002 from Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, Amman, Jordan; the State Incentive Award in Engineering Sciences in 1995 and 2001 from Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt; the University Excellence Award in 2009 from Alexandria University; and the University Incentive Award in 1996 from Alexandria University. He is a Senior Member of both the IEEE Photonics Society and The Optical Society (OSA).