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Mahmoud A. Mahmoud


Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. Prior to becoming Dean, he was the Vice Dean for Education and Students’ Affairs, and a Professor of Statistics at Cairo University, Faculty of Economics and Political Science. He holds his BS (1992) and MS (1997) in statistics from Cairo University, and PhD (2004) in statistics from Virginia Tech - USA.

He received the Cairo University Award for the Scientific Excellence in the Social Sciences Field in 2014, the Cairo University Award for Supervising the Best MSc Thesis in 2013, the Cairo University Award for International Publication in 2008, 2009, 2011-2016, and 2018, and Professor Nadia Makary’s Award (5 times in a row) for the best paper presented in the Annual Conference of Statistics and Computer Modeling in Human and Social Science, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University. His h-index is 18.

His primary area of interest is statistical quality control and improvement. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Quality and Reliability Engineering International, The Journal of Research in Applied Social Sciences (JRASS), and Review of Economics and Political Science (REPS). His publications have appeared in Technometrics, Quality and Reliability Engineering International and Journal of Quality Technology, among others.

He is currently a board member of the Population Council and the National Center for Social and Criminological Research. He was also appointed as the Cairo University’s General Coordinator in the Coordination Committee for Combating Corruption. He served as a statistician/consultant in different social science researches conducted by national and international organizations and Egyptian ministries. He participated and leaded a team of researchers in conducing four major national research projects on the transformation from the consumption culture to the production culture; the role of influence and social networks in transforming from the consumption culture to the water scarcity culture; increasing students’ participation in public work; and mechanisms to protect Sinai’s emerging generations from extreme thoughts.