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Mohamed Hefeeda is a professor in the School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, Canada, where he leads the Network Systems Lab. He holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University, USA, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Mansoura University, Egypt. His research interests include multimedia networking over wired and wireless networks, peer-to-peer systems, Internet protocols, and cloud computing. In 2011, he was awarded one of the prestigious NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS), which were granted to a selected group of researchers in all Science and Engineering disciplines in Canada. (123 selected from more than 3,400 NSERC Discovery applications in 2011). His paper on the hardness of optimally broadcasting multiple video streams with different bit rates won the Best Paper Award in the IEEE Innovations 2008 conference, and his paper on probabilistic coverage in sensor networks was one of the three runners-up (out of 220 submitted papers) for the best paper award in the IEEE ICNP 2007 conference. In addition to publications, he and his students develop actual systems, such as PROMISE, pCache, svcAuth, pCDN, and mobile TV testbed, and contribute the source code to the research community. The mobile TV testbed software won the Best Technical Demo Award in the premier ACM Multimedia 2008 conference. The pCDN (peer-assisted Content Distribution Network) system was used by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada) for some of its online streaming services. His research is supported by multiple grants from Canadian funding agencies (e.g., NSERC, BC Innovation Council, and MITACS) and industry (e.g., Nokia and CBC). Mohamed has served as the program chair of the ACM International Workshop on Network and Operating Systems Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV 2010), and a program chair of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2011). He has served on many technical program committees of major conferences in his research areas, including ACM Multimedia, ACM Multimedia Systems, ACM/SPIE Multimedia Computing and Networking (MMCN), IEEE Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), and IEEE Conference on Communications (ICC). He is on the editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (ACM TOMM). He serves as the Preservation Editor of the ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) Web Magazine. His research on efficient video streaming to mobile devices has been featured in multiple local and international news venues, including SFU NEWS, CTV British Columbia, Omni-TV, World Journal News, and ACM Tech News. Mohamed is a Senior member of The IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He is also a member of The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), ACM SIGMM (Special Interest Group on Multimedia), and ACM SIGCOMM (Special Interest Group on Data Communications).