Mohamed Hefeeda is a Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, Canada, where he leads the Network Systems Lab. His research interests include multimedia networking over wired and wireless networks, mobile multimedia, and cloud computing.  In 2011, he was awarded one of the prestigious NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS), which are granted to a select group of distinguished researchers from all Science and Engineering disciplines in Canada. His research on mobile video streaming has resulted in multiple patents and conference awards (e.g., ACM MMSys Best Paper, ACM Multimedia Best Demo, and IEEE Innovation Best Paper), and has been featured in several news venues, including ACM Tech News, World Journal News, and CTV British Columbia. (Check our News page for more info and links.)

He serves on the editorial boards of premier journals such as the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), where he was named the Best Associate Editor in 2014. He co/chaired several international conferences such as ICME, NOSSDAV, MoVid, and ACM Multimedia—Systems Track. Dr. Hefeeda has co-authored more than 100 refereed papers and multiple granted patents (Google Scholar Page). He maintains strong ties with industrial partners such as CBC, Aljazeera, Nokia, and Cisco, where some of his research software systems have been used.

In 2010, he co-founded Video Semantics in the U.S., which received over $1M in funding from the National Science Foundation and other agencies and its technology was later acquired.

He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, USA in 2004, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Mansoura University, Egypt in 1997 and 1994, respectively.