Mostafa Ammar received the S.B. and S.M. Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978 and 1980, respectively and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in 1985. For the years 1980-82 he worked at Bell-Northern Research (BNR), first as a Member of Technical Staff and then as Manager of Data Network Planning.
Dr. Ammar's research interests are in the areas of computer network architectures and protocols, distributed computing systems, and performance evaluation.
He is the co-author of the textbook "Fundamentals of Telecommunication Networks," published by John Wiley and Sons. He is also the co-guest editor of April 1997 issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications on ``Network Support for Multipoint Communication." He also was the Technical Program Co-Chair for the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols and the 2002 Networked Group Communication Workshop.
Dr. Ammar is the holder of a 1990-1991 Lilly Teaching Fellowship and received the 1993 Outstanding Faculty Research Award from the College of Computing. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (1999-2003) and served on the editorial board of Computer Networks (1992-1999). He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the ACM.