Professor Ahmed M. Safwat was born in Egypt. He received his B.Sc. with Honours from Kuwait University. He received his M.Sc. from Queens University, where he completed his Ph.D. work in two years. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University in June 2003. He is the Founding Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Wireless Networks (AWN). Professor Safwat was the Co-Chair of the International Conference on Wireless Networks, Communications, and Mobile Computing (WirelessCom) 2005. He also served as the Publicity Co-Chair for the IEEE International Workshop on Information Assurance in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNIA) 2005. He was the Co-Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2004 Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks. In addition, he was the Chairman of the IEEE IPCCC 2004 Workshop on Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications and Networks (EWCN). He was also the Chairman of the IEEE VTC 2003 Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks Symposium. He also served as the Co-Chair of the Technical Program for the Workshop on Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications and Networks (EWCN) in conjunction with IEEE IPCCC 2003. He serves on the editorial and advisory boards of many international journals and conferences, respectively. Professor Safwat has been tasked to lead cutting-edge projects in the field of wireless networks, nanotechnology, and bioelectronics. He is the inventor of many landmark technologies, including PA-VBS, Q-GSL, ECPS, E2LA, A-Cell, ACA, ECCA, MTCD, ASRS, ISRS, PIMCM, R-MIMD, X-MIMD, and E-MIMD, among others.
Professor Safwat research interests include, but are not limited to, wireless networks, nanotechnology, nanomedicine, bioelectronics, stochastic processes, mathematical optimization, and ubiquitous/pervasive computing.