Ahmed Helmy received Ph.D. in Computer Science '99 from the University of Southern California (USC), M.S. in Electrical Engineering (EE) '95 from USC, M.S. Eng. Math '94 & B.S. in EE '92 from Cairo University, Egypt.
He was a key researcher in the Network Simulator NS-2 and Protocol-Independent Multicast
(with Prof. Deborah Estrin)
at USC/ISI from '95-99.
Before joining UF in '06, he was on the
EE Dept faculty at USC starting Fall '99, where he founded and directed the Wireless & Sensor Networks Labs.
In '02, he received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER
Award for his research on resource discovery and mobility modeling in large-scale wireless networks
In '00 he received the Zumberge Award, and in '02 he received the best
paper award from the IEEE/IFIP MMNS
Conference. In '03 he was the EE nominee for the USC Engineering Jr. Faculty Research
Award, and a nominee for the Sloan Fellowship. In '04 & '05 he got the
best faculty merit ranking at the EE dept,
USC. He was a winner in the ACM
MobiCom '07 SRC, finalist in '08 and '12 SRC research competitions and winner in ACM MobiCom WiNTech demo '10.
In '13 he received the best paper award from ACM SIGSPATIAL IWCTS. In '14 he was a winner of the Epilepsy Foundation
innovation award, and the First place winner of the ACM MobiCom '14 Mobile App Competition.
In '15 he was a recipient of the best paper award from the Internet Technical Committee (ITC).
He is a leader of several NSF funded
ACQUIRE, Aware & MobiBench.
His research interests include design, analysis & measurement of
wireless adhoc, sensor & mobile social networks,
mobility modeling, multicast protocols, IP mobility & network simulation.
He has published over 200 journal articles, conference papers and posters,
book chapters & IETF RFCs/IDs.
His research is (or has been) supported by grants from
NSF, Intel, Cisco, DARPA, NASA,
Nortel, HP, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens & Silicon Graphics.
Dr. Helmy is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC) ('12-), area editor of the IEEE Computer ('10-'14),
and the Adhoc Networks Journal - ElSevier ('04-'11).
He was the finance chair of ACM MobiCom '13, the co-chair of ACM MobiSys HotPlanet '12, the general chair of ACM MSWiM '11,
co-chair for ACM MobiCom CHANTS '11,
honorary chair for IEEE IWCMC '11,
co-chair for ICST AdHocNets '11, poster co-chair IEEE SECON '11,
general chair for ACM IWCMC '10, track chair for IEEE MASS '10,
track chair, poster & Ph.D. forum chair for IEEE ICNP '09,
local arrangements chair for IEEE ICNP '08,
IEEE Infocom Global Internet (GI) workshop '08,
co-chair of IFIP/IEEE MMNS '06,
and vice-chair for IEEE ICPADS '06, and
IEEE HiPC '07.
He was ACM SIGMOBILE workshop
chair (for MobiCom, Mobihoc, Mobisys, Sensys) ('06-'11). He served on
numerous committees of IEEE & ACM conferences on networks.
He is a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM (ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMOBILE), and
a senior member of IEEE (IEEE-Computer Society, IEEE-Communications Society).
- Full C.V.
(pdf) [updated Mar 2016]
- Publication Citations
(H-index = 45, citations: over 12,000, Google Citations/Google Scholar).
- Quick links:
- - Quick Recent News:
- - Fan Bai, my first PhD student ('05, USC), elevated to IEEE Fellow! Congrats, Fan!
- - Winner of the Best Paper Award of the Internet Technical Committee (ITC) for 2013 (announced June 2015).
Selected from ~190 published papers in seven IEEE ComSoc conferences.
- - Inducted as ACM Distinguished Scientist, Nov. 2014.
[Featured on ACM (Dec 4, 2014)
- ACM announcement
- ACM news release]
- - Winner (First place) in the Mobile App Competition, at the ACM MobiCom 2014.
Runner-up (2nd place) in the Start-up Pitch Competition.
- - Best paper award at ACM SIGSPATIAL IWCTS
(on Computational Transportation Science), November 2013.
- - Winner of the Epilepsy Foundation innovation award for
Seizario, June 2014.
- - Two newly funded projects by NSF (10/13-10/16) and KACST (02/14-02/16).
- - 15 new publications since summer '13 (2 book chapters, 2 journals, 11 conference papers), among others.
(added to the yearly publications list).
- - Ended Spring '14 sabbatical semester visits (mainly to research groups at Bogazici University & Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey),
and Summer '13 visit to Aalto University, Finland.
- - "Knowledge Discovery and Causality in Urban City Traffic: A study using
Planet Scale Vehicular Imagery Data",
In proceedings of ACM SIGSPATIAL IWCTS (Int'l workshop on Computational Transportation Science), November 2013.
(Winner of The Best Paper Award).
- - The TRACE framework for Mining Mobile User Behavior:
- "Structural Analysis of User Association Patterns in
University Campus Wireless LANs", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Vol. 11, No. 11, November 2012 (also ACM MobiCom 2007).
- - Profile-cast: Mobile social networking:
- "CSI: A Paradigm for Behavior-oriented Profile-cast
Services in Mobile Networks", Ad Hoc Networks Journal - Elsevier,
Vol. 10, Issue 8, November 2012.
- - iTrust: Mobile (Android) app to
augment user's awareness of their location, context, and the devices around them (using Bluetooth, WiFi
scanning, and scoring filters for potential trustworthy devices).
Trustworthy Social Spaces", ACM SenSys - PhoneSense, Nov. 2012.
- - SOM:
"Multidimensional Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Users
Online Activity and Mobility: A Neural-networks Map Approach", ACM MSWiM,
November 2011 (also IEEE INFOCOM 2011).
- - "BEWARE:
Background Traffic-Aware Rate Adaptation for IEEE 802.11",
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 19, Issue 4, August 2011
(also IEEE WoWMoM 2009).
- - The IMPACT study on Nodal Encounter Patterns in WLAN Traces: - IEEE Transactions on Mobile
Computing (TMC), Vol. 9, No. 11, November 2010.
- - Mobile web usage co-clustering: "Data-driven
Co-clustering Model of Internet Usage in Large Mobile Societies",
ACM MSWiM, October 2010.
- - "Extract: Mining Social Features from WLAN
Traces: A Gender-Based Case Study", ACM MSWIM,
- - Time-variant Community (TVC) mobility model:
- IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), October 2009
(also IEEE INFOCOM 2007) ,
- mobility tool
- - The IMPORTANT mobility study:
- IEEE INFOCOM 2003 ,
- Ad Hoc Network Journal November 2003 ,
- mobility tool
- - MobiLib wireless traces library (updated Sept. '11).
- - A. Helmy is general Chair for ACM MSWiM, November 2011
- co-Chair for ACM MobiCom CHANTS, September 2011
- co-Chair for ACM MobiSys HotPlanet, June 2012.
- - My research group: NOMADS lab; researching and designing Networks Of
Mobile Adhoc Devices and Sensors.
- - CIS6930 Mobile Networking (special topics) Spring '17 course web page.
(Office hrs: Thurs TBA (check syllabus and web page).