Karim Banawan

Biography

Karim Banawan received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (Highest Hons.) in electrical engineering from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 2008, 2012, respectively, M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA in 2017. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Maryland College Park, for his Ph.D. thesis work. His research interests include information theory, wireless communications, physical layer security and private information retrieval.

The detailed resume can be found here, last update May 2018.

Education

  • Ph.D. student in Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    University of Maryland, College Park.
    Advisor: Prof. Sennur Ulukus

  • M.Sc in Electrical Engineering.
    University of Maryland, College Park, December 2017.

  • M.Sc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
    Alexandria University. Septemper, 2012.
    Advisor: Prof. Essam Sourour

  • B.Sc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
    Alexandria University. June, 2008

Awards and Accomplishments

  • ECE Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship (DDF).
    University of Maryland, College Park, 2018.
    One of ECE department's two nominees for the A. James Clark School's Dean's Research Award.
    Winner with Dissertation "Private information retrieval and security in networks".
  • Graduation day ITA 2018.
    University of Maryland, College Park, 2018.
    Participated in the "Graduation Day" at the Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA) 2018, representing UMD.
  • Best TA of the communication and electronics section.
    Alexandria University, graduation day festival, July 2012.
  • Best TA of the communication and electronics section.
    Alexandria University, graduation day festival, February 2011.
  • Ranked 3rd among +360 students with score of 90.61% for the entire B.Sc
    Awarded "Distiction with honor" degree.
    Alexandria University, July 2008.