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Affiliation: Electronics Research Institute

Title of Presentation: Grid and High Performance Computing Technologies in Egypt: Opportunities

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Prof. Dr. Eng. Salwa Mohamed Nassar, Head of Computer Systems Department, Electronics Research Institute
Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1952, Prof. Salwa Nassar had her schooling at Saint Clares College (a Fransiscan Sisters school), Heliopolis, Cairo, and received her B.Sc. from the Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University in 1973. She received her M.Sc. from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, in Computer Networks. She spent one year at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK working on the practical part of the Ph.D., after which she received the Ph.D. degree in 1984 from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University.

Her main fields of research interest are: Parallel processing, Parallel Logic languages, Modeling Simulation of parallel programs, Distributed Systems, Computer Networks, Parallel Applications, Parallel Virtual Machine, Cluster Grid Computing and Cloud Computing. She has been leading a Grid High Performance Technologies research team at the Electronics Research Institute since 1984. Prof. Nassar has supervised 20 M.Sc. Degrees and 10 Ph. Degrees. She has been the Principal Investigator in more than 10 EU-funded projects and USA- Egypt jointly funded projects, and participated in more than 10 projects. She is considered one of the first scientists that worked in the field of Parallel processing and distributed systems in Egypt and the first that implemented and had research activities in the Grid computing technologies in Egypt. Prof. Nassar became a Full Prof. in 1996. During her career, she represented Egypt in more than one forum as a specialized researcher. She has excellent
research links with more than one university in the USA and universities and research institutes in all over Europe. Prof. Nassar has started an EU information Point in Egypt to assist and advise Egyptian Scientists in proposal writing and submission to the FP7 program at the EU for funding. Prof. Nassar is acting now as the Head of the Computer Systems Department at the Electronics Research Institute. She is also supervising the Blue Gene Team at the National Authority for Remote Sensing Space Sciences.