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Sameh Sorour, Ph.D.

Sameh Sorour, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Buchanan 211



Mailing Address

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 2011
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, 2006
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Alexandria University, 2002

  • Network Coding
  • Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and its Applications
  • Femtocaching and Cloud/Fog Networking
  • Management of Dense Cellular Networks
  • Mathematical Modeling and Optimization for Smart Systems

Sameh Sorour is an assistant professor in the area of computer, network and communication engineering. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Alexandria University in 2002 and 2006, respectively. He then completed his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from University of Toronto in 2011. After his doctorate, he worked as an industrial researcher at Siradel Canada based on a MITACS industrial fellowship. He then worked for a year as a research fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). In 2013, he joined King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) as an assistant professor before moving to University of Idaho in 2016.‬‬‬‬

Sameh is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics ‬‬‬‬Engineers (IEEE), with more than 50 publications in IEEE refereed journals and conferences. During his research career, he worked closely with several industrial and governmental institutions, such as LG Electronics Korea, the European Space Agency, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and Siradel Canada. His research interests lie in the board disciplines of computer networking and communication engineering, with strong emphasis on the areas of network coding, device-to-device communications, internet of things (IoT) and its applications, cloud storage networks, femtocaching and fog networking, management of dense cellular networks and indoor positioning. He is also interested in using diverse mathematical tools (e.g. graph theory, stochastic modeling and optimization, game theory, machine learning, stochastic geometry, … etc) in modeling, optimizing and smartening the operation of various engineering systems, such as transportation networks, power grids, charging of plug-in electric vehicles and e-health services.

  • M.S. Karim, S. Sorour and P. Sadeghi, “Network Coding for Video Distortion Reduction in Device-to-Device Communications,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2016.
  • A. Douik, S. Sorour, H. Tembine, T.Y. Al-Naffouri and M.S. Alouini, “A Game- theoretic Framework for Network Coding Based Device-to-Device Communications,” to appear IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2016.
  • K. Majeed, S. Sorour, T.Y. Al-Naffouri and S. Valaee, “Indoor Localization and Radio Map Estimation using Unsupervised Manifold Alignment with Geometry Perturbation,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2016.
  • R. Arshad, H. El-Sawy, S. Sorour, T.Y. Al-Naffouri and M.S. Alouini, ”Handover Management in Dense Cellular Networks: A Stochastic Geometry Approach,” in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’16), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2016. 
  • Y. Shnaiwer, S. Sorour, T.Y. Al-Naffouri, P. Sadeghi and N. Aboutorab, ”Network Coded Content Delivery in Femtochaching-Assisted Cellular Networks,” in Proc. of IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM’15), San Diego, CA, USA, December 2015.
  • S. Sorour and S. Valaee, “Completion Delay Minimization for Instantly Decodable Network Codes,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 1553-1567, October 2015.
  • A. Habob, S. Sorour, N. Aboutorab, P. Sadeghi, “Conflict Free Network Coding for Distributed Storage Networks,” in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’15), London, UK, June 2015.
  • S. Sorour, Y. Lostanlen, S. Valaee, and K. Majeed, “Joint Indoor Localization and Radio Map Construction with Limited Deployment Effort,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 14, no. 5, pp. 1031-1043, May 2015.
  • C. Feng, S. Valaee, A.W.S. Au, S. Reyes, S. Sorour, S.N. Markowitz, D. Gold, K. Gordon and M. Eizenman, “Anonymous Indoor Navigation System on Handheld Mobile Devices for Visually Impaired,” International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, August 2012.
  • S. Sorour and S. Valaee, “An Adaptive Network Coded Retransmission Scheme for Single-Hop Wireless Multicast Broadcast Services,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 869-878, June 2011.

  • 2014, Invited Talk, “Indoor Localization Deployment Made 99% Easier,” The University of British Columbia (UBC), Kelowna, BC, Canada.
  • 2012, Finalist for Governor’s General Golden Medal Award School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto.
  • 2012, Invited Talk, “The Power of Networking and Localization: Pathway towards Green Technology Research”, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York City, NY, USA.
  • 2012, Invited Talk, “Instantly Decodable Network Coding: The Future of Packet Recovery in Wireless Networks,” New York University (NYU-POLY), New York City, NY, USA.
  • 2011 - 2012, MITACS Elevate: Industrial Research Fellowship, MITACS, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • 2011, Invited Talk, “Completion Delay Reduction in Network Coding,” German University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 2002, Degree of Honor for Academic Distinction, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University.
  • 2001, MobiNil Training Award Alexandria University in collaboration with Egyptian Company of Portable Telephony Services (MobiNil).
  • 1998 - 2002, Academic Distinction Awards, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University.

  • Coded Data Exchange in D2D Networks and IoT
  • Microcell Offloading using Fog Networking
  • Rate-Aware Network Codes
  • Handover Management in Dense Cellular Networks

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Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 213

Mailing Address:

Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

Phone: 208-885-6554

Fax: 208-885-7579