Welcome to my personal website!

About Me:

Currently, I am a Visiting Researcher in Network Division at Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA. I recevied my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Wireless Communications) in Jan. 2017 from University of Manitoba, Canada, under supervision of Prof. Ekram Hossain. Prior to that, I received my M.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering in Feb. 2012 from Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST), Egypt, under supervision of Prof. Mostafa El-Khamy. I received my B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering and Electrical Communications (Distinction with honor degree, ranked first) in June 2007 from Tanta University, Egypt.

I have been a Teaching Assistant with the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt. I have also been a Research Assistant with the School of Electronics, Communications, and Computing, E-JUST, Egypt, a research-oriented university supported by a consortium of 12 top Japanese universities.

Find more information on my LinkedIn profile here.

Honors and Awards:

  • Edward R. Toporeck Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba, Fall 2015.
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award, University of Manitoba, 2015.
  • Edward R. Toporeck Graduate Fellowship in Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba, Fall 2014.
  • Manitoba Graduate Scholarship (MGS), The Government of Manitoba, Fall 2014.
  • University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship (UMGF), University of Manitoba, Fall 2014.
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award, University of Manitoba, 2014.
  • Graduate Enhancement of Tri-Council Stipends (GETS), SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR, Fall 2013.
  • International Graduate Student Scholarship (IGSS), University of Manitoba, Fall 2013.
  • Full-time Research Assistantship, University of Manitoba, Fall 2012.
  • International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship (IGSES), University of Manitoba, Fall 2012.
  • Center for Japan-Egypt Cooperation in Science and Technology Internship, Kyushu University, Summer 2011.
  • Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) Excellence Scholarship, Spring 2010.
  • Medal of Superiority, Egyptian Engineers Syndicate, Apr. 2008.
  • Distinction Award with the Degree of Honor, Tanta University, July 2007.

News:

  • The following article has been the 5th most popular document in the IEEE Transactions on Communications according to the most recent monthly IEEE Xplore usage statistics (July-Sept. 2015):

    A. H. Sakr and E. Hossain, "Cognitive and Energy Harvesting-Based D2D Communication in Cellular Networks: Stochastic Geometry Modeling and Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 1867-1880, May 2015.

  • The following article has been featured in the top 50 most popular documents in the IEEE Transactions on Communications according to the most recent monthly IEEE Xplore usage statistics (Jun. 2015-Sept. 2016):

    A. H. Sakr and E. Hossain, "Cognitive and Energy Harvesting-Based D2D Communication in Cellular Networks: Stochastic Geometry Modeling and Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 1867-1880, May 2015.

  • The following article has been featured in the top 50 most popular documents in the IEEE Transactions on Communications according to the most recent IEEE Xplore monthly usage statistics (Sept. 2016):

    H. Tabassum, A. H. Sakr, E. Hossain, and D. I. Kim, "Analysis of Massive MIMO-Enabled Downlink Wireless Backhauling for Full-Duplex Small Cells," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 2354-2369, April 2016.