Mostafa Bassiouni joined the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 1982 after receiving the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computer Science. His research interests include computer networks, network security, distributed systems, real-time protocols and concurrency control. He has authored and coauthored 200 technical articles including 55 journal papers, 135 refereed conference proceedings papers, 7 book chapters and 3 editorials. He has been awarded as PI/Co-PI a total of 30 external grants totaling over $10 M. Funding agencies include NSF, ARO, Army's PMTRADE, DoD/ARPA, Army's STRICOM, FHTIC, CBIS, and Harris.
Dr. Bassiouni is the Associate Chair for the Undergraduate Information Technology (IT) Program at UCF. He led the post-visit ABET response effort that has resulted in the first time accreditation of the IT program at UCF in Fall 2014. He serves as the Associate Editor of the Computer Journal- Oxford University Press, Editor-in-Chief, Electronics- MDPI Digital Publishing Institute and is an Editorial Board Member of three other journals. He is currently serving as the Project Director of a three-university consortium (UCF, USF, FIU) major grant funded by the Targeted Educational Attainment (TEAm) program of the Florida Board of Governors. He has served as reviewer for NSF, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 40 journals and multiple book proposals. He has served as the Program Chair of two simulation conferences, guest editor of special journal issues, and Technical Program Committee member of numerous conferences. At UCF, Bassiouni taught 17 different graduate and undergraduate courses, and supervised to completion 13 doctoral students and 54 master's thesis students. He served in several university-level committees, college-level committees and numerous departmental committees. He has been awarded 3 Teaching Incentive Program Awards, a Research Incentive Award, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Distinguished Researcher Award and Distinguished Research Lecturer Award. He has promoted multidisciplinary research at UCF and participated in initiating the networking research lab at the UCF Institute for Simulation and Training (1989-1993) and served as the Co-PI in an NSF IGERT grant for graduate training in Optical Networks.