Tarek El-bawab, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
(601) 979-1752
tarek.el-bawab@jsums.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. Colorado State University
  • M.Sc. University of Essex , U.K
  • M.Sc. The American University in Cairo
  • B.A. Ain Shams University , Egypt .
  • B.Sc. Ain Shams University , Egypt

Research Interests:

Telecommunications, Data Networking, Optical Networking, Communication Protocols, Network Architectures, Performance Analysis, Switching Systems, Transmission Systems, Solid-State Electronics, Electronic/photonic Technologies, Devices and Circuits

PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

As Chair:

  • Organizer and Chair, the Sixth International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies: “Optical Cross-Connects: From Research to Practice,” part of the 2005 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom’2005), WO-3, St. Louis, Missouri , December 2, 2005 (http://www.ieee-globecom.org/2005/workshopw03.html)
  • Session Chair, Optical Networks, General Conference, the 2005 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom’2005), Session # GC09, St. Louis, Missouri, December 2, 2005 (http://www.ieee-globecom.org/2005/Images/General%20conf.pdf)
  • Organizer and Chair, the Fifth International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies: “Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS): In Quest of Data and Transport Integration,” part of the 2004 IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom’2004), Dallas , Texas , December 3, 2004 .
  • Organizer and Chair, the Fourth International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies: “Protection and Restoration: from SONET/SDH to Next-Generation Networks”, Part of the 2003 IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom’2003), San Francisco , Dec. 1, 2003 .
  • Session Chair, the session on “Optical Burst, Packet and Label Switching and O-CDMA”, session 6 of conferences 5246 and 5247, SPIE’s ITCom, Orlando, Florida, 7-11 Sept, 2003 (http://spie.org/conferences/programs/03/it/conferences/index.cfm?fuseaction=5247 & =5246)
  • Organizer and Chair, the Third International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies: “Optical Networking in the Metro Area”, Part of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2002), New York City , April 28, 2002
  • Session Chair, Wavelength Assignment and Multicasting in WDM Networks, Session # I12, Symposium on Optical Networking, Part of ICC’2002, New York City, May 1, 2002.
  • Organizer and Chair, the Second International Workshop on Optical Networking Technologies: “Next-Generation Switching/Routing: The Optical Role”, Part of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2001), Helsinki , Finland , June 11, 2001
  • Chair, Research Track, Alcatel USA Design Symposium 2000, Plano , Texas , October 23-26, 2000 .
  • Organizer and Chair, the First International Workshop on optical networking Technologies (IP over WDM Issues), Part of the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2000), New Orleans, Louisiana, June 22, 2000.

As Invited Speaker:

  • Invited speaker, Conference on “Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking V”, Optics East, SPIE, October 1-4, 2006 , Boston , Massachusetts USA .
  • Invited speaker, SPIE’s ITCom (Information Technologies and Communications), Orlando , Florida , 7-11 September, 2003 (http://spie.org/conferences/programs/03/it/conferences/index.cfm?fuseaction=5247)
  • Invited speaker, Emerging Technologies Symposium (ETS), IEEE Dallas Section, Richardson , Texas , September 10-11, 2001

Technical Program Committees:

  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), Conference on “Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking V”, Optics East, SPIE, October 1-4, 2006 , Boston , Massachusetts USA .
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), Optical Systems and Networks Symposium, Part of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2006), to take place in Istanbul , Turkey , 11-15 June 2006.
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), General Conference, the 2005 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom’2005), St. Louis, Missouri, 28 November- 2 December, 2005 (http://www.ieee-globecom.org/2005/general.html).
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), Symposium on Photonic Technologies for Communications, Part of the 2005 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom’2005), St. Louis, Missouri, 28 November- 2 December, 2005 (http://www.ieee-globecom.org/2005/photonic.html).
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), Optical Networking Symposium, Part of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2005), Seoul, Korea, 16-20 May 2005 (http://www.icc05.org/main/main.html)
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), Optical Networking Symposium, Part of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2004), Paris , France , 20-24 June, 2004.
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), the 2004 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on Advances in Wired and Wireless Communications, New Jersey , April 26-27, 2004
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), the 2003 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium on Advances in Wired and Wireless Communications, New Jersey , March 11-12, 2003
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), Symposium on Optical Networking, Part of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2002), New York City, April 28- May 2, 2002
  • Member of Technical Program Committee (TPC), Conference on Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet, part of SPIE’s ITCom (The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications), Denver, Colorado, August 19-24, 2001, (http://spie.org/conferences/programs/01/itcom/confs/4527.html)

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Optical Switching,” ISBN: 0-387-26141-9, Springer, 2006.

Journal Papers

  • Saravut Charcranoon, Tarek S. El-Bawab, Jung-Dog Shin, and Hakki C. Cankaya, “Group Scheduling for Multi-Service Optical Burst Switching (OBS) Networks,” Accepted for publication in Photonic Network Communications, to appear in January 2006.
  • Saravut Charcranoon, Tarek S. El-Bawab, Jong-Dug Shin, and Hakki C. Cankaya, “A Framework for Operation and Maintenance (OAM) in Optical Burst Switched Networks,” Accepted for publication in the Journal of Network and Systems Management, to appear in Vol. 13, No. 4, December 2005.
  • Anshul Agrawal, Tarek S. El-Bawab, and Lev B. Sofman, “Comparative Account of Bandwidth Efficiency in Optical Burst Switching and Optical Circuit Switching Networks,” Photonic Network Communications, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 297-309, May 2005.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , Anshul Agrawal, Fabrice Poppe, Lev B. Sofman, Dimitri Papadimitriou, and Bart Rousseau, “The Evolution to Optical-Switching Based Core Networks,” Optical Networks Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 7-19, March/April 2003.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Toward Intelligent Multiwavelength Optical Core Networks,” Editorial, Optical Networks Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 5-6, March/April 2003.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab and Jong-Dug Shin, “Optical Packet Switching in Core Networks: Between Vision and Reality,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 9, pp. 60-65, September 2002.
  • HyunChin Kim and Tarek S. El-Bawab, “Enhancement of Node-Induced Crosstalk by Nonlinear Effects in None-Zero Dispersion Shifted Fiber Rings with Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers,” Fiber and Integrated Optics, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 625-35, 2001.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab and Anura P. Jayasumana, “Internetworking of Multiwavelength Local Optical Networks Based on a Wavelength-Tolerant Receiver Technology,” Photonic Network Communications, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 285-96, July 2001.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab and Anura P. Jayasumana, “On the Design of Robust-WDM Local Area Networks,” International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 231-41, March 2001.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , HyunChin Kim, and Lakshman Tamil, “Design Considerations for Transmission Systems in Optical Metropolitan Networks,” Journal of Optical Fiber Technology, Vol. 6, pp. 213-29, 2000.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab and Anura P. Jayasumana, “Modeling and Performance Analysis of a Symmetric Fast-Circuit Switched Robust-WDM LAN with the AR/LTP Protocol,” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 973-988, June 1999. See also Vol.17, No. 6, p 1514, September 1999.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , Mike J. O’Mahony, and Anura P. Jayasumana, “Approach to the Scalability of a European Multiwavelength Multihop Optical Network,” International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 53-64, March-April 1997.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , Chintan Vaishnav, Anura P. Jayasumana, Henryk Temkin, Jon R. Sauer, and Heinz A. Willebrand, “Robust Wavelength Division Multiplexed Local Area Networks,” Fiber and integrated Optics, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 237-60, July 1997.
  • Salah Elnahwy and Tarek S. El-Bawab, “Theoretical Account of the Performance of Polycrystalline Semiconductor-Insulator-Semiconductor (SIS) Solar Cells,” Scientific Engineering Bulletin, Cairo University , Vol. 36, No. 2, 321-34, June 1989.

Conference Papers

  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Optical Cross-Connects: Status Update,” invited paper, to appear in the conference on “Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking V”, Optics East, SPIE, October 1-4, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts USA.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Optical Cross-Connects: From Research to Practice,” The 2005 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM ’05), Workshop # 3, Saint Louis , 2 December 2005 .
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS): In Quest of Data and Transport Integration,” the 2004 Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM’04) Workshops, pp. 343-4, Dallas, Texas, 29 November- 3 December 2004.
  • Saravut Charcranoon, Tarek S. El-Bawab, Hakki Candan Cankaya, and Jong-Dug Shin, “Group Scheduling for Optical Burst Switched (OBS) Networks,” The 2003 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM ’03), Vol. 5, pp. 2745-9, San Francisco , 1-5 December 2003.
  • Hakki Candan Cankaya, Saravut Charcranoon, and Tarek S. El-Bawab, “A Preemptive Scheduling Technique for OBS Networks with Service Differentiation,” The 2003 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM ’03), Vol. 5, pp. 2704-8, San Francisco , 1-5 December 2003.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Protection and Restoration: from SONET/SDH to Next-Generation Networks,” The 2003 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM ’03), Workshop # 4, San Francisco , 1 December 2003 .
  • Anshul Agrawal, Lev B. Sofman, and Tarek S. El-Bawab, “On the Enhancement of Bandwidth Efficiency by Traffic Grooming in Optical Cross-Connect based Networks,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 5247, pp. 196-202, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II, Part of SPIE International Symposium ITCom 2003 (Information Technologies and Communications), 7-11 September 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Lev B. Sofman, Tarek S. El-Bawab, and Anshul Agrawal, “Effect of Traffic Variability on Statistical Multiplexing Gain in a Continuous Bufferless Traffic Model,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 5244, pp. 122-30, Performance and Control of Next-Generation Communications Networks, Part of SPIE International Symposium ITCom 2003 (Information Technologies and Communications), 7-11 September 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “On the Potential of Optical Switching in Communication Networks,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 5247, pp. 111-4, Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking II, Part of SPIE International Symposium ITCom 2003 (Information Technologies and Communications), 7-11 September 2003, Orlando, Florida, USA (invited paper).
  • Lev B. Sofman, Anshul Agrawal, and Tarek S. El-Bawab, “Traffic Grooming and Bandwidth Efficiency in Packet and Burst Switched Networks,” Proceedings of the Applied Telecommunications Symposium (ATS’2003), part of the Advanced Simulation Technologies Conference (ASTC’2003), pp. 3-8, Orlando, Florida, March 30- April 3, 2003.
  • Jong-Dug Shin, Saravut Charcranoon, Hakki C. Cankaya, and Tarek S. El-Bawab, “Procedures and Functions for Operation and Maintenance in Optical Burst-Switching Networks,” Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Workshop on IP Operations and Management (IPOM 2002), pp. 149-53, 29-31 October 2002, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  • Lev B. Sofman, Tarek S. El-Bawab, and Koenraad Laevens, “Segmentation Overhead in Optical Burst Switching,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 4874, pp. 101-7, Opticomm 2002, Optical Networking and Communications, 30-31 July 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Jong-Dug Shin, Saravut Charcranoon, Hakki C. Cankaya, and Tarek S. El-Bawab, “Operation and Maintenance Issues in Optical-Burst Switched Networks,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 4872, pp. 230-8, Conference on Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking, part of SPIE’s ITCom, 29-31 July 2002, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Optical Networking in the Metro Area,” The 2002 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2002), Workshop # 1, New York City , New York , April 28, 2002 .
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Optical Space Switching Technologies,” Invited Tutorial, Emerging Technologies Symposium (ETS), IEEE Dallas Section, Richardson , Texas , September 10-11, 2001 .
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “An Almost-All-Optical Core: Motivations and Candidate Technologies,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 4527, pp. 172-76, Conference on Technologies, Protocols, and Services for Next-Generation Internet, part of SPIE’s ITCom, Denver, Colorado, August 19-24, 2001. (invited paper)
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Next Generation Switching/Routing: The Optical Role,” The 2001 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2001), Workshop # 2, Helsinki , Finland , June 11, 2001 .
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , “Editorial of Workshop on Optical Networks,” The 2000 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2000), Workshop # 2, New Orleans , Louisiana , June 22, 2000 .
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , HyunChin Kim , Israel Padilla, and Lakshman Tamil, “Interaction of Node-Induced Crosstalk with Fiber Nonlinearities in Regional and Metropolitan WDM Networks,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 3842, pp. 231-40, Photonics East, Internet II: Quality of Service and Future Directions, Boston , September 1999.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab and Anura P. Jayasumana, “Internetworking Strategies for Robust-WDM Local Area Networks,” Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 3842, pp. 190-200, Photonics East, Internet II: Quality of Service and Future Directions, Boston , September 1999.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab and Anura P. Jayasumana, “Performance Evaluation Tools for Robust-WDM Networks,” The 1998 SCS/IEEE Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS’98), pp. 320-7, Reno , July 19-22, 1998 .
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab and Anura P. Jayasumana, “Modeling and Analysis of Waiting Time in a Symmetric Fast Circuit Switched Robust-WDM LAN with an AR/LTP MAC Protocol,” The IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC’98), Vol. 1, pp. 213-20, Atlanta , June 1998.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , Mike J. O’Mahony, and Anura P. Jayasumana, “A European Multiwavelength Optical Network,” The Second IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC’97), pp. 568-73, Alexandria, July 1-3, 1997.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab , Chintan Vaishnav, Anura P. Jayasumana, Henryk Temkin, Jon R. Sauer, and Heinz A. Willebrand, “Medium Access Control Protocols for Robust Wavelength Division Multiplexed Local Area Networks,” The IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC’96), Vol. 2, pp. 1099-1106, Dallas, Texas, June 1996.
  • Salah Elnahwy and Tarek S. El-Bawab, “Polycrystalline Semiconductor- Insulator- Semiconductor (SIS) Solar Cells,” Renewable Energy Conference, Cairo , March 1989.

Editorial Work

  • Tarek S. El-Bawab (Editor), Proceedings of the Workshop on “Optical Cross-Connects: From Research to Practice,” Part of the program of the 2005 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM ’05), Saint Louis , Missouri , 28 November- 2 December 2005 .
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab (Editor), Proceedings of the Workshop on “Generalized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS): In Quest of Data and Transport Integration,” Part of the program of the 2004 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM ’04), Dallas , Texas , 3 December 2004 .
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab (Editor), Proceedings of the Workshop on “Protection and Restoration: from SONET/SDH to Next-Generation Networks,” Part of the program of the 2003 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM ’03), San Francisco , December 1, 2003 .
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab (Editor), Special Issue of Optical Network Magazine, “Toward Intelligent Multiwavelength Optical Core Networks,” SPIE & Kluwer, Vol. 4, No. 2, March/April 2003.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab (Editor), Proceedings of the Workshop on “Optical Networking in the Metro Area,” Part of the program of the 2002 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2002), New York City, New York, April 28, 2002.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab (Editor), Proceedings of the Workshop on “Next Generation Switching/Routing: The Optical Role,” Part of the program of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2001), Helsinki, Finland, June 11, 2001.
  • Tarek S. El-Bawab (Editor), Proceedings of the Workshop on Optical Networks, Part of the program of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2000), New Orleans, Louisiana, June 22, 2000.