Amr El-Rasad obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science under the supervision of Professor Basem Shihada at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Prior to KAUST, he was also an assistant lecturer for the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt. He received his BSc in electrical engineering and MSc in engineering mathematics from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 2004 and 2010, respectively. Currently, Amr is working as a Post-Doctorate Fellow at Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland.

Research Interest

Amr's research interests included Networking, Optical Burst Switching, Optical Packet Switching, Optical Code Division Multiple Access  OCDMA, and Ethernet Passive Optical Networks EPON. 

Thesis title: "Efficient Bandwidth Management for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks".


Education Profile

  • PhD., Computer Science, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering, KAUST, 2016
  • M.Sc., Engineering Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, 2010
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, 2004

Awards and Distinctions

  • Graduated B.Sc. Electrical Engineering with "Distinction with honor"
  • Bronze medal in AOI, 2002.

Selected Publications

Elrasad, A., Rabia, S., Mahmoud, M., Aly, M. H., & Shihada, B. (2016). Dropping probability reduction in OBS networks: A simple approach. Optik, 127(20), 9947–9960. doi:10.1016/j.ijleo.2016.07.093
Elrasad, A., & Shihada, B. (2015). Parallel Void Thread in Long-Reach Ethernet Passive Optical Networks. Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, 7(7), 656. doi:10.1364/jocn.7.000656
Elrasad, A., & Shihada, B. (2014). A Practical Approach For Excess Bandwidth Distribution for EPONs. Optical Fiber Communication Conference. doi:10.1364/ofc.2014.th1g.6
Elrasad, A., & Shihada, B. (2015). Blind void filling in LR-EPONs: How efficient it can be? 2015 IEEE 16th International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR). doi:10.1109/hpsr.2015.7483116
Elrasad, A., & Shihada, B. (2015). Reducing attendance time in LR-EPONs with differentiated services. 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS). doi:10.1109/infcomw.2015.7179345