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Amr El Mougy

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Email: amr.elmougy@aucegypt.edu
Brief Biography

Amr El Mougy joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The American University in Cairo (AUC) in the fall of 2023. He specializes in cybersecurity, networks, and autonomous systems. He obtained his PhD from Queen’s University, Canada, in 2013, his MSc from Concordia University, Canada, in 2006, and his BSc from Ain Shams University, Egypt, in 2003.

Before joining AUC, El Mougy was an associate professor and vice dean of the faculty of media engineering and technology, at the German University in Cairo (2014 - 2023). He introduced and taught courses in cryptography, web security, network security, and computer networks. He also established the Internet of Things lab and the Autonomous Driving Car Lab. He has led projects that discovered novel security attacks and proposed novel solutions to various threats. He also led the team that developed a functional autonomous driving car capable of complex navigation and maneuvers. Before the German University in Cairo, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Ottawa University (2013), where he worked on security and privacy solutions for LTE-based public safety networks. El Mougy has over 70 refereed publications in his various research areas of interest.

Research Interest
  • Privacy-preservation
  • Cryptography
  • Digital forensics
  • Machine learning security
  • Autonomous driving
  • Internet of Things
  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada, 2013
  • MSc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University, Canada, 2006
  • Bsc, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, Ain Shams University, 2003
  • K. Aly, Y. Mansy, N. Ehab, and A. El-Mougy, Ethical Self-Driving Cars: Resolving Conflicting Moral Decisions among Groups of Vehicles, 21st International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (PAAMS), 2023.
  • M. Hebaish, A. Hussein, and A. El Mougy, Supervised-Reinforcement Learning (SRL) Approach for Efficient Modular Path Planning, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), 2022.
  • A. Kabeel and A. El Mougy, KDST: K-Anonymous Node Discovery Using Separation of Trust, IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 2021.
  • 12. Y. Abdrabou, R. Hatem, Y. Abdelrahman, A. El Mougy, and M. Khamis, Passphrases Beat Thermal Attacks: Evaluating Text Input Characteristics Against Thermal Attacks on Laptops and Smartphones, IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2021.
  • Y.Abdrabou, Y. Abdelrahman, A. Ayman, A. El Mougy, and M. Khamis, Are Thermal Attacks Ubiquitous? When Non-Expert Attackers Use Off the shelf Thermal Cameras, ACM Conference in Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI), 2020.
  • 20. M. Selim and A. El Mougy, Protection Against Side-Channel Attacks on Multifusion Zero-Permission Sensors using Differential Privacy, IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 2019.
  • A. El Mougy, I. Al Shiab, and M. Ibnkahla, Scalable Personalized IoT Networks, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol 107, No. 4, 2019.
  • 3- H. Ghafghazi, A. El-Mougy, H. Mouftah, and C. Adams, Location-Aware Authorization Scheme for Emergency Response, IEEE Access, Vol. 4, 2016.
  • H. Ghafghazi, A. El-Mougy, H. Mouftah, and C. Adams, Secure Data Storage Structure and Privacy-Preserving Mobile Search Scheme for Public Safety Networks, IEEE Conference on Wireless Communications and Networking (WCNC), 2016.