Mahmoud H. Ismail received the B.Sc. degree (with highest honors) in Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, the M.Sc. degree in Communications Engineering both from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, in 2000 and 2002, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Mississippi, Miss, USA, in 2006.

From August 2000 to August 2002, he was a Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering at Cairo University. In 2003, he was a fellow of the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Research Assistant in the Center for Wireless Communications (CWC) at the University of Mississippi. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, Cairo University. 

His research is in the general area of wireless communications with emphasis on performance evaluation of next-generation wireless systems, communications over fading channels,cross-layer design, cognitive radios, and error-control coding. He is the recipient of the University of Mississippi Summer Assistantship Award in 2004 and 2005, The University of Mississippi Dissertation Fellowship Award in 2006, The University of Mississippi Graduate Achievement Award in Electrical Engineering in 2006 and the Best Paper Award presented at the 10th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2005), La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain. He served as a reviewer for several refereed journals and conferences and he is a Member of Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.