Mohammed El-Abd, PhD

Associate Dean

Associate Professor

Mohammed El-Abd (senior member of IEEE) is an associate professor of computer engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). He obtained his B.Eng. and M.Sc. from the ECE Department at Ain Shams University in Egypt in 1998 and 2003, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. from the ECE Department at the University of Waterloo (UW), Canada in 2008. He has published more than 80 publications including journal articles, conference publications, abstracts, and book chapters. He is an associate editor of the Swarm and Evolutionary Computation (SWEVO) journal by Elsevier since 2016 and served as a guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Education. He serves as a reviewer for many prestigious journals including the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and IEEE Access. He is the founding chair of the “Symposium on Cooperative Metaheuristics” organized within IEEE-SSCI. In 2019, Dr. El-Abd was named among the top 2% of researchers in Artificial Intelligence as per the Stanford University–Elsevier list. His research interests span the areas of meta-heuristics, evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence, cooperative algorithms, continuous optimization, large-scale optimization, Internet-of-Things (IoT), smart cities, control & robotics, and engineering education.