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Samy El-Tawab

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Get to Know Me

I first discovered my passion for this work...
when I taught Autonomous Vehicle in Spring 2018, JMU X-Labs' autonomous vehicle class was a winner of the Virginia Governor Award for innovative use of technology in educating students.

I find the most joy in my work when...
my students present their work!

My favorite quote is...
"We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?" — Jean Cocteau

The best advice I ever received was...
"Dream big." — Jonathon Alger, President of JMU

Current University
James Madison University

Research Area
Intelligent Transportation, Internet of Things (IoT), Autonomous Vehicles, Cyber-Security of ITS

Research Summary
Samy El-Tawab is interested in the issues surrounding Intelligent Transportation, Mobile Development, Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Network Security, Wireless Network Security, Internet of Things (IoT), Voice over IP (VoIP), Network Programming, and Cloud Computing.

El-Tawab began his career at James Madison University in August 2012, where he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Integrated Science and Technology Department. In 2018, he was awarded tenure and promotion as an Associate Professor starting. In 2019, he was appointed as the Program Director for the Information Technology Program (a new major under the Computer Science Department beginning Fall 2020).

El-Tawab is an IEEE Senior Member and a Co-Chair for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation System Central Virginia Chapter. He served as an Associate Editor in several conferences in the ITS Society, such as the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems — (ITSC). He also serves as a technical program committee member for several conferences and journals. In addition, he is also the Technical Chair for the IEEE (GCAIoT) Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things.

Alma Mater
El-Tawab received his B.S. and M.S. in computer science and automatic control from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt; and his Ph.D. in computer science from Old Dominion University.