El Batt

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
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Brief Biography

Tamer ElBatt joined the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The American University in Cairo as an associate professor in July 2017. He received his BS and MS degrees in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt in 1993 and 1996, respectively, and his PhD degree in ECE from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 2000. From 2000 to 2009, he was with HRL Labs, United States, SDRC, United States and Lockheed Martin ATC, United States at various positions. From 2009 to 2017, he was with the EECE Department, Cairo University, as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor (currently on leave). He held a joint appointment with Nile University, Egypt from 2009 to 2017 and served as the director of the wireless center (WINC) from 2012 to 2017. ElBatt research has been supported by DARPA, ITIDA, QNRF, FP7, H2020, GM, Microsoft, Google and Vodafone Foundation and is currently supported by the NTRA. He has published more than 100 papers and holds seven US patents.

ElBatt is a senior member of the IEEE and has served on the TPC of numerous IEEE and ACM conferences. He served as the demos co-chair of ACM Mobicom 2013 and the publications co-chair of IEEE Globecom 2012 and EAI Mobiquitous 2014. ElBatt currently serves on the editorial board of IEEE TCCN and Wiley IJSCN and has previously served on the editorial board of IEEE TMC. ElBatt has also served on U.S. NSF and Fulbright review panels. ElBatt was a visiting professor at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, Sabanci University, Turkey and University of Padova, Italy. Tamer is the recipient of the 2014 Egypt’s State Incentive Award in Engineering Sciences, the 2012 Cairo University Incentive Award in Engineering Sciences and the prestigious Google Faculty Research Award in 2011. His research interests lie in the broad areas of performance analysis, design and optimization of wireless and mobile networks.


PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, USA, Dec. 2000.

MS, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, June 1996.

BS Electronics and Communications Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, June 1993.

Selected Publications

A. Elmahdy, A. El-Keyi, Y. Mohasseb, T. ElBatt, M. Nafie, K. Seddik, T. Khattab, “Degrees of Freedom of the Full-duplex Asymmetric MIMO 3-Way Channel with Unicast and Broadcast Messages,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, accepted for publication, Jan. 2017.

A. Elmahdy, A. El-Keyi, T. ElBatt, K. Seddik, “Optimizing Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks Performance with Primary QoS Provisioning,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 65, no. 4, April 2017.

M. Ashour, M. Butt, A. Mohamed, T. ElBatt, M. Krunz, “Energy-Aware Cooperative Wireless Networks with Multiple Cognitive Users,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 8, Aug. 2016.

Y. Khazbak, M. Izz, T. ElBatt, A. Fahim, A. Guirguis, M. Youssef, "Cost-Effective Data Transfer for Mobile Healthcare," IEEE Systems Journal, accepted for publication, Feb. 2016.

A. Ibrahim, O. Ercetin, T. ElBatt, “Stability Analysis of Slotted Aloha with Opportunistic RF Energy Harvesting,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Series on Green Communications and Networking, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 1477-1490, May 2016.

M. Ashour, A. El-Sherif, T. ElBatt, A. Mohamed, “Cognitive Radio Networks with Probabilistic Relaying: Stable Throughput and Delay Tradeoffs,” IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 63, no. 11, pp. 4002-4014, Nov. 2015.

A. Girgis, O. Ercetin, M. Nafie, T. ElBatt, “Decentralized Coded Caching in Wireless Networks: Trade-off between Storage and Latency,” IEEE ISIT, Aachen, Germany, June 2017.

M. Abd El-magid, A. Biason, T. ElBatt, K. Seddik, M. Zorzi, “Non-orthogonal Multiple Access Schemes in Wireless Powered Communication Networks,” IEEE ICC, Paris, France, May 2017.

Fahim, T. ElBatt, “Multi-Reader RFID Tag Identification using Bit Tracking (MRTI-BT),” IEEE RFID, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 2016.

M. ElSherief, T. ElBatt, A. Zahran, A. Helmy, “An Information-theoretic Model for Knowledge Sharing in Opportunistic Social Networks,” The 8th IEEE SocialCom, Chengdu, China, Dec. 2015.

Research Interests

  • 5G Networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Performance Analysis
  • Modeling and Optimization
  • Mobile Computing
  • Emerging Mobile Applications

Teaching Interests

ElBatt teaching interests range from computer networks, wireless communications and networking and IoT communication protocols to fundamentals of computer science and computer systems.