Hany Elgala

Researcher seeks to create ‘intelligent’ data systems that can be used to improve transportation

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Hany Elgala

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department: https://www.albany.edu/computerengineering

Telecommunications; digital signal processing and embedded systems

Campus phone: (518) 442-2585
Campus email: helgala@albany.edu


Assistant Professor Hany Elgala works in the area of Telecommunications, Digital Signal Processing and Embedded Systems.

He is particularly interested in Wireless & Mobile Networks, Optical Communications and Software Defined Radio (SDR) with a particular focus on Visible Light Communications (VLC) or Li-Fi, Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets), Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) Communications, Smart Lighting, Indoor Localizations and Physical Layer Security.

Before moving to UAlbany, Elgala was a Research Professor at Boston University. 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.

Elgala is the author or co-author of approximately 50 publications or patents in the area of optical wireless systems.