Helmy Named 2019 IEEE Fellow

Ahmed Helmy, Ph.D., name IEEE FellowAhmed Helmy, Ph.D., a professor and graduate coordinator at the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, has been named a 2019 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Helmy was recognized for his contributions to routing protocol design and mobility modeling.

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this elevation. Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a group of recipients to become Fellows. Less than 0.1 percent of voting members are selected annually.

“This is the highest honor by the biggest professional community in my field. This means that the work done by my group has had a great impact, and hopefully, will continue to have an impact in the future,” Helmy said. “I plan to increase my research activity to reach new heights and solve societal problems to improve people’s lives.”

Helmy has been instrumental in the design and implementation of the Internet standard for IP multicast routing, PIM-SM, and he was a key researcher on the widely used network simulator, NS-2.

Before joining UF in 2006, Helmy was a faculty member at the USC Viterbi Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, where he founded and directed the Wireless & Sensor Networks Lab. He is currently the director of the mobile networking laboratory at CISE. In 2002, he received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his research on resource discovery and mobility modeling in large-scale wireless networks. He is a Distinguished Scientist of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Helmy’s research interests include design, analysis and measurement of wireless adhoc, sensor and mobile social networks, mobility modeling, multicast protocols, IP mobility and network simulation. He has published over 250 journal articles, conference papers and posters, and book chapters, and has over 14,500 citations for these publications.

Helmy joins six other IEEE Fellows in the department.

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