§ Multimedia networking
§ Mobile and wireless video streaming
§ Immersive video processing and delivery
§ Cloud-supported multimedia systems
§ Best Student Paper Award—Honorable Mention from the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, June 2018.
§ Best Paper Award from the ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, March 2015.
§ Best Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Multimedia on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM), October 2014.
§ NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) 2011.
§ My research on optimizing mobile video streaming systems has been featured in the ACM Tech News (1 July 2009), the CTV British Columbia channel (26 June 2009), and SFU NEWS (28 May 2009).
§ Best Technical Demonstration Award from the ACM Multimedia 2008 Conference.
§ Best Paper Award from the IEEE Innovations 2008 Conference.
§ Distinguished Graduate Award, Syndicate of Egyptian Engineers, 1994.
§ Distinguished Undergraduate Award, Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt, five times (1989—1994).