I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), at the University at Albany - State University of New York (SUNY). Before moving to UAlbany, I was a Research Professor at Boston University and I have been fortunate to work with Prof. Tom Little in the Multimedia Communications Lab. I received the Ph.D. degree in 2010 from Jacobs University, Germany under the direction of Prof. Harald Haas at the University of Edinburgh. I earned my Masters of Electrical Engineering in Smart Systems in 2003 from Furtwangen University, Germany and my Bachelors in Communications and Electronics in 2000 from Ain-Shams University, Egypt.
I work in the area of Wireless Networks, Digital Signal Processing and Embedded Systems towards 5G networks, Internet-of-Things (IoT) deployments and cyber-physical systems (CPS) applications. I'm particularly interested in the visible light communications (VLC) tecnology, LiFi networks, coexistence in wireless cognitive heterogeneous networks, backscatter communication, wireless localization, and artificial intelligence for wireless communications and networking.
I'm actively looking for motivated students for Spring 2019 to join the SINE lab .
June 2018: Read the university article 5 Questions with Faculty: Hany Elgala.
May 2018: The work on Intelligent Transportation based UWB is featured in the New York Times.
May 2018: The work on Intelligent Transportation based UWB is featured in the Metro Magazine.
Apr. 2018: The SINE Lab is collaborating with the Center of Technology in Government on the UWB technology. The final project report on Intelligent Transportation based UWB Positioning and Connectivity: A Proof of Concept for Improving Public Transportation is available. Also read the university article on Developing Intelligent Transportation.
Sept. 2018: The work on A Hybrid RF-VLC System for Energy Efficient Wireless Access is published in the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking.
August 2018: The work on Design and Implementation of a Hybrid RF-VLC System with Bandwidth Aggregation is published in the IEEE 14th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC).
June 2018: The work on On the Performance of NOMA-Enabled Spectrally and Energy Efficient OFDM (SEE-OFDM) for Indoor Visible Light Communications is published in the IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring).
April 2018: The work on Securing delay-sensitive cognitive radio IoT communications under reactive jamming attacks: Spectrum assignment perspective is published in the Fifth International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS 18).
April 2018: The work on A framework for efficient and secured mobility of IoT devices in mobile edge computing is published in the Third International Conference Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC).
Mar. 2018: The work on Spectrum Assignment in Cognitive Radio Networks for Internet-of-Things Delay-sensitive Applications under Jamming Attacks is published in the IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
Feb. 2018: The work on Worst-case residual clipping noise power model for bit loading in LACO-OFDM is published in the 2018 Global LIFI Congress (GLC).
Jan. 2018:The work on Visible light communications: Toward multi-service waveforms is published in the IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC 2018).
Apr. 2017: The work on Security-aware Channel Assignment in IoT-based Cognitive Radio Networks for Time-Critical Applications is accepted at the The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS-2017).
Mar. 2017: The work on "An Ultra-Dense IoT Architecture using Hybrid CSMA with Sector Based Scheduling (CSMA/SS) via Visible Light Communications" is presented at the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN 2017).
Feb. 2017: The work on "Effective Information Rates of Single-Carrier and Multi-Carrier Modulation Schemes for Bandwidth Constrained IM/DD Systems" is accepted at the IEEE ICC 2017 Signal Processing for Communications Symposium.
Nov. 2016: The work on "Pixelated VLC-backscattering for Self-charging Indoor IoT Devices" is accepted for publication in the next available issue of the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.
Sept. 2016: The work on Energy efficient LED layout optimization for near-uniform illumination is published in the SPIE Digital Library as part of the proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Solid State Lighting and LED-based Illumination Systems conference.
Feb. 2016:The IEEE Communications Magazine article on "Coexistence of WiFi and LiFi toward 5G: concepts, opportunities, and challenges" is published.
Oct. 2015: The Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) article on "Design and analysis of a visible-light-communication enhanced WiFi system" is puplished.
Feb. 2015: The invited Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (JOCN) article "Polar-based OFDM and SC-FDE links toward energy-efficient Gbps transmission under IM-DD optical system constraints" is puplished.
Sept. 2018: The proposal CHRONOS : A Cloud based Hybrid RF-Optical Network Over Synchronous Links is funded by the Computing Research Infrastructure (CRI) program , $749,999.00.
Nov. 2016: The proposal Coexistence of Directional Communications within 5G Networks: The Case of Visible Light Enhanced Small-Cells got funded by the NSF Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program , $154,787.00.
Nov. 2016: The proposal Intelligent Transportation based UWB Positioning and Connectivity is funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York state and the University at Albany Center for Technology in Government, $71,528.00.
Aug. 2016: The proposal Illumination, sensing and communication in orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) based visible light communication (VLC) systems is funded through the NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) For Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LISA), $89,00.00.
June 2017: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the International Workshop on 5G and Beyond for Industrial Internet (5G-I2net 2018) collocated with IEEE International Conference on Industrial Internet (ICII), 21‐23 October 2018, Bellevue, WA, USA.
Nov. 2017: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the OSA Signal Processing in Photonics Communications (SPPCom) at the Optics & Photonics Congress on Advanced Photonics, 2‐5 July 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.
Apr. 2017: Guest Editor for the IEEE Access Special Section: Optical Wireless Technologies for 5G Communications and Beyond.
Apr. 2017: Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications (TCOM) for Optical Wireless Systems and Networks.
Dec. 2015: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the Optical Wireless Communication Workshop at the at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2015), December 6, 2015, in San Diego, California, USA.
Dec. 2015: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the Optical Networks and Systems Symposium at the at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2015), December 6, 2015, in San Diego, California, USA.
June 2015: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the Workshop on Visible Light Communications and Networking at the at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2015), June 8-12, 2015, London, UK.
Dec. 2015: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2015-Spring), May 11–14, 2015, Glasgow, Scotland.
Dec. 2014: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC 2014) at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2014), December 8-12, 2014, Austin Texas, USA.
Oct. 2014: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the Optical Wireless Communications Symposium at the at the IEEE Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (WCSP 2014), October 23-25, 2014, Hefei, China.
Dec. 2013: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC 2013) at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2013), December 9-13, 2013, Atlanta GA, USA.
Dec. 2013: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2013), December 2-6, 2013, Las Vegas CA, USA.
Oct. 2013: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE International Conference on Photonics (ICP 2013), October 28-30, 2013, Melaka, Malaysia.
Sept. 2013: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the International Workshop on Fiber Optics in Access Networks (FOAN 2013), September 11-12, 2013, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Dec. 2012: Joining the Technical Program Committee for the Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC 2012) at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2012), December 3-7, 2012, Anaheim CA, USA.
June 2018:Chairing the session: Access Networks and Free Space Communications, on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the Optics & Photonics Congress on Advanced Photonics, 2‐5 July 2018, Zurich, Switzerland.
June 2018: Organizing the Coexisting Radio and Optical Wireless Deployments (CROWD 2018) workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP 2018), Cambridge, UK, September 24-27, 2018.
Jan. 2018: Chairing the session: Track 4: Wireless Communications: Fundamentals & PHY (I) at the IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference,12-15 January 2018, Las Vegas, USA.
Nov. 2017: Chairing the Wireless Optical Networks (WON) symposium at the 14th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2018), 25-29 June 2018, Limassol, Cyprus.
July 2017: Organizing the Coexisting Radio and Optical Wireless Deployments (CROWD 2017) workshop at the IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2017), 08-13 October 2017, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Feb. 2017:Chairing the PHY sessions (PHY-02 and PHY-15) at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2015), March 09-12, 2015, New Orleans, LA, USA.
August 2017: Invited talk "Visible Light Based Backscatter Communication" at the the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), the Optical Wireless Communication workshop.
July 2016: Invited talk "Flavors of optical OFDM and their dimming compatibility" at the International Conference on Information Optics and Photonics (CIOP 2016) workshop on Visible Light Communications.
April 2016:Seminar talk "Get Connected Through Light" at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, USA.
March 2015: Oral presentation at the WCNC 2015, New Orleans, USA.
Nov. 2014: Oral presentation at the Asilomar 2014, Pacific Grove, USA.
Sept. 2014: Invited talk at the SSL Ecosystem 2014: Lighting in the Information Age, Cambridge, USA.
Sept. 2014: Oral presentation at the PIMRC 2014, Washington DC, USA.
June 2014: Oral presentation at the New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR 14), Boston, USA.
March 2014: Oral presentation at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC 2014), San Francisco, USA.
Nov. 2013: Seminar talk "High-Speed Wireless Networking Using Indoor LED Lighting" at Boston University (BU).
April 2013: Invited talk "Wireless Communications Potential of Solid-State Lighting: Visible-Light Communications" at the Advanced Energy Conference 2013, New York, USA.
Feb. 2013: Seminar talk "A Visible Approach to the Spectrum Crunch" at Tufts University.
Sept. 2010: Oral presentation at the PIMRC 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
July 2010: Attending the Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing (CSNDSP 10), Graz, Austria.
April 2009: Oral presentation at the Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks (WOCN 2009), Cairo, Egypt.
April 2007: Oral presentation at the Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC 2007), Dublin, Ireland.
Our research is supported by: