Sherif Aly Ahmed is the current chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the American University in Cairo with a mandate of transformation. Above all, he is a professor of computer science and engineering with significant industrial and governmental consultation experience. At the American University in Cairo (AUC), Ahmed has served as vice-chair of the University Senate, member of the senate executive committee, member of its standing committees and senate chair nominee. He is the former associate dean of Graduate Studies and Research of the School of Sciences and Engineering, director of its doctorate program and head of the council of graduate program directors.
Ahmed is a member of the Executive Committee of the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, where he also serves as a commissioner. He is also a steering member of the international Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), IEEE and Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) taskforce to define decennial worldwide guidelines for computer science education. Ahmed is also editor of the flagship communications of the ACM magazine.
For his work amongst these associations, Ahmed has received numerous recognitions for outstanding performance including the AUC President’s Catalyst for Change Award, Google faculty research award and the Egypt National Prize for Scientific Research.