Associate  Professor at James Madison University

College of Integrated Science and Engineering
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

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Dr. El-Tawab 

Welcome to my Homepage! I have been at James Madison University since August 2012 where I worked as an Assistant Professor at the College of Integrated Science and Engineering from August 2012 until July 2018. Afterward, I was awarded tenure and promotion as an Associate Professor starting August 2018. In Fall 2019, I was appointed as the Program Director for the Information Technology Program (a new major under the Computer Science Department that starts Fall 2020).

At James Madison University, I taught many courses such as Intro to Programming, Object Oriented Programming, Intro to Computer Networks & Security, Software Development, TCP/IP Networks, Wireless Networking, Security & Forensics, Autonomous Vehicles (this course received the Governor’s Technology Award for innovative use of technology in Education). Also, I teach Computer Science (CS) courses (mainly the graduate program for the master degree).

For my research, I am interest in the issues surrounding Intelligent Transportation, Mobile Development, Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Network Security, Wireless Network Security, Internet of Things (IoT), Voice over IP (VoIP), Network Programming, and Cloud Computing.


College of Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Ph.D., Computer Science, Summer 2012
Intelligent Networking and Systems (iNetS) Research Group in the Department of Computer Science at Old Dominion University.

Faculty of Engineering
Computer Science & Automatic Control Department
M.Sc., Computer Science, Summer 2006
B.Sc., Computer Science, May 2002






Note for my students

If you wish to work with me in a senior project or  a master thesis: please check my research interest and projects. Also take a look on Frequent Asked Questions.

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