- B. S., Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Communications), Cairo University, Egypt, 1966
- Ph.D. , Electrical Engineering (Quantum Electronics and Optics), The Johns Hopkins University, 1971
- 2009- : Dean, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida.
- 1994-2008: Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University
- 1994-2007: Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University
- 2000-present: Deputy Director, Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS) ) -- an NSF Engineering Research Center
- 1996-2008: Co-Director, Quantum Imaging Laboratory , Boston University
- 1994-2008: Member, Boston University Photonics Center
- 1995-96 Acting Dean, College of Engineering, Boston University (November 1995 - April 1996 and August-December 1996)
- 1977-1994: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Assistant Professor, 1977-79; Associate Professor, 1979-81; Professor, 1981-94; Chairman, 1990-94
- Spring 1983 Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University
- 1981-1983 Fellow, Columbia Radiation Laboratory, Columbia University
- Summer 1978 Visiting scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
- Spring 1977 Research Associate, Physiological Optics Group, University of California, Berkeley
- 1974-1976 Research Associate, Max-Planck Institüt für Biophys. Chemie, Göttingen, Germany
- 1975 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Kuwait University
- 1971-1974 Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
- Spring 1971 Post-doctoral research fellow, Physics Department, Johns Hopkins University
- 1969-1971 Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
- Quantum optics and quantum information (applications of entangled photons to sensing and imaging)
- Coherence and statistical optics (noise in optical devices and systems)
- Nonlinear optics (parametric interaction in photonic microstructures, photorefractive optics)
- Image processing (image enhancement and restoration, image synthesis)
- Optical image processing (liquid-crystal displays and spatial light modulators)
- Optical communications, (noise in avalanche photodiodes and optical amplifiers)
- Vision (adaptation, stabilized images)
EDITORIAL & PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY ACITIVITIES
- Founding Editor, Advances in Optics and Photonics, 2008-
- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of European Optical Society-Rapid Publications, 2006-.
- American Institute of Physics Governors Board, 2005-.
- Member, Board of Directors, Optical Society of America, 1998-05.
- Chair, Publication Council, Optical Society of America, 2002-2004.
- Member, OSA Publications Long Term Planning Group (LTPG), 2003-.
- Vice-President, International Commission for Optics (ICO), 2000-2002.
- Chairman, Board of Editors, Optical Society of America, 1998-2001.
- Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science, and Vision, 1991-1997.
- Topical Editor, Journal of Optical Society of America A, 1984-1990.
- Associate Editor, Journal of Optical Society of America, 1980-1983.
- Member of Board of Editors, Journal of European Optical Society B: Quantum Optics, 1988-1994.
- Series Editor, Adam Hilger Series in Optics and Optoelectronics, Institute of Physics, UK, 1992-1996.
- Editor, Wiley Series on Applied and Pure Optics, 1997-present.
AWARDS AND HONORS
- 2008 Optical Society of America Distinguished Service Award.
- 2006 Kuwait Prize for contributions to basic science (optical science).
- International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) 2004 BACUS Prize for his contributions to photomask technology including establishing the foundation on which modern optical proximity correction is based.
- Optical Society of America 1999 Esther Hoffman Beller Award for outstanding contributions to optical science and engineering education
- Citation of Merit, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), in recognition of "many significant contributions to the field of optical engineering research and education" (1992)
- Fellow, IEEE (1991)
- Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1984)
- Fellow, Optical Society of America (1982)
- University of Wisconsin Romnes Professorship (1981)
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1974-1976, Max-Planck Institute, Germany
- Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi (1971), Tau Beta Pi (1997)
- Fellowship, 1968-1969, Johns Hopkins University
- Scholarship, 1961-1966, Cairo University, Egypt
- Who's Who in: "America", "Technology Today", "Frontiers of Science & Technology", "Optical Science and Engineering", "Lasers and Quantum Electronics", "American Education"
Born: September 30, 1944