Dr. Hany Elgala is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Engineering at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and the Director of the Signals and Networks (SINE) Lab. Before joining UAlbany, he was a Research Professor at Boston University (BU). There, he was the co-leader of the Multimedia Communications Lab (MCL) and the Communications Testbed leader at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center (ERC). From 2010-12, he was the co-leader of the Cellular and Wireless Communications (CWC) Lab at Jacobs University in Germany. There, he coordinated two industrial projects with Airbus Germany and the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) to realize high-speed optical wireless networks in airplane cabins. He is the author or co-author of approximately 50 publications or patents in the area of optical wireless systems.
Dr. Elgala works in the area of telecommunications, digital signal processing and embedded systems. He is particularly interested in visible light communications (VLC) technology and LiFi networks, coexistence in wireless heterogeneous networks (HetNets), localization, Internet-of-Things (IoT) security, backscatter communication, and artificial intelligence in wireless communications.