Saturday July 21, 2018

Imad Mahgoub

Dept. Computer Science and Engineering Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: (561)297-34548, Fax: (561)297-2800
Email: imad@cse.fau.edu


  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Uniersity of Khartoum, Khartoum, 1978.
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC, 1983.
  • M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering, N.C. State University, Raleigh, NC, 1986.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, UP, PA, 1989.


  • 1999 - present, Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Eng., FAU.
  • 1994 - 1999, Associate Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Eng., FAU.
  • 1989 - 1994, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Computer Science & Eng., FAU.
  • 1978 - 1981, Electrical and Electronics Engineer, SSL Company.

Selected Publications (recent 3 years):

  1. Badi, A., and Mahgoub, I., “Wireless Sensor Networks: Optimization of the OSI Network Stack „, in press, the Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications, CRC Press, 2007.
  2. Ibriq, J., and Mahgoub, I., “Key Management Schemes in Wireless Sensor Networks„, in press, the Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications, CRC Press, 2007.
  3. Slavik, M., Mahgoub, I., Badi, A., and Sibai, F., “A Functional Component Based Framework for Cross-Layer Design„, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Innovations in Information Technologies (IIT 2007), Dubai, UAE, November 18-20, 2007.
  4. Ibriq, J., and Mahgoub, I., “A Hierarchical Key Establishment Scheme for Wireless Sensor N etworks,„ Proceedings of the IEEE 21st International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-07), Niagara Falls, Canada, May 21-23, 2007.
  5. Tippanagoudar, V., Mahgoub, I., and Badi, A., “Implementation of the Sensor-MAC Protocol for the JiST/SWANS Simulator„, Proceedings of the International IEEE AICCSA 2007, Amman, Jordan, May 13-16, 2007, pp. 225-232.
  6. Ibriq, J., and Mahgoub, I., “A Secure Hierarchical Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Net works,„ Proceedings of the Tenth IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS), Singapore, Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2006, pp. 1-6.
  7. Asaduzzaman, A., and Mahgoub, I., “Cache Modeling and optimization for Portable Devices Running MPEG-4 Video Decoder„, the Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (2006) 28:239-256.
  8. Mahgoub, I., and Ilyas, M., Eds., Sensor Network Protocols, CRC Press, 2006.
  9. Mahgoub, I., and Ilyas, M., Eds., Smart Dust: Sensor Network Applications, Architecture, and Des ign, CRC Press, 2006.
  10. Ilyas, M., and Mahgoub, I., Eds., Handbook of Mobile Computing, CRC Press, 2005.
  11. Ilyas, M., and Mahgoub, I., Eds., Handbook of Sensor Networks, CRC Press, 2005.

Sponsored Research

  • September 2004 - August 2008, Secure Telecomm
    DOD through Pragmatics
    The goal of this project is to develop secure routing protocols for wireless sensor networks.
    Role: Investigator
  • January 2003 - December 2005, Motorola, Plantation, Florida
    One Pass to Production.
    The goal of this project was to develop new methodologies to optimize the time to market for cell phones.
    Role: Investigator
  • June 1999 - June 2003, National Science Foundation
    Infrastructure for Research in Mobile Computing
    The goal of this project was to provide infrastructure for research in mobile computing.
    Role: PI
  • June 1998 - August 2001, Xpoint Technology, Boca Raton, FL.
    Intelligent Network I/O
    The goal of this project was to develop and evaluate schemes for data management and protection in mobile computing environments.
    Role: PI

Synergistic Activities

  • Dr. Mahgoub carried out a major restructuring of the Computer Engineering curriculum at the American University at Sharjah, UAE (2000-2001).
  • He has been serving as a member of the HBCU-UP NSF Advisory Board for the new Computer Engineering Program at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach funded by the National Science Foundation (2003-present).
  • Dr. Mahgoub and his graduate students have enhanced the JiST/SWANS wireless network simulator by developing and integrating new components to facilitate research in large scale wireless networks.
  • He served as Vice Chair, Publicity Chair, Poster Chair and member of the technical program committees of several international conferences.
  • He has served as editor of the Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications and the International Journal of Computers and Applications.

My current projects include

  • The enhancement of a wireless network simulator to simulate large scale wireless sensor networks: The goal is to enhance a scalable wireless network simulator to facilitate the design and optimization of large scale wireless sensor networks. JIST/SWANS is a highly scalable wireless network simulator with reported results for a million node network. However, JIST/SWANS does not have an energy model or a MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks. In recent work, we developed an energy model and the S-MAC protocol for JiST/SWANS. Currently, the radio component is being upgraded to include several radio signal fading and path loss models.
  • Performance and reliability evaluation of wireless sensor networks: The goal is to develop novel models and solutions to improve the reliability and performance of WSNs technology used in pervasive computing environments, and to reduce energy consumption. Cross-layer design approach is currently being investigated. JiST/SWANS is used as a design aid and to evaluate our proposed solutions.
  • Parallel and distributed simulation of large scale wireless sensor networks on the grid: The goal is to be able to design and optimize large scale wireless sensor networks faster. The objective is to develop parallel and distributed simulation of large scale wireless sensor networks and run them on cluster and grid computers. Currently, we are investigating the parallelization of JiST/SWANS so that it can take advantage of cluster and grid computing.
  • Secure routing in wireless sensor networks: This project addresses communication security in the highly constrained wireless sensor network environment. The goal is twofold: (1) to develop key management schemes that provide those constrained systems with the basic security requirements and evaluate their effectiveness in terms of scalability, efficiency, resiliency, connectivity, and flexibility, and (2) to implement these schemes on appropriate routing platforms and measure their efficiency.

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This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number OISE-0730065. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. © 2007 Florida International University