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Salwa K. Abd-El-Hafiz 

Received the B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1986 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. 

Since 1994, she has been working as a Faculty Member in the Engineering Mathematics and Physics Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, and has been promoted to a Full Professor in the same department in 2004. She was the Director of the Technical Center for Career Development, Cairo University, Egypt, from August 2014 to July 2016. She served as Chair of the Engineering Mathematics and Physics Department from August 2016 to July 2017. From August 2017 to October 2020, she served as the Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. 

Prof. Abd-El-Hafiz co-authored two books, contributed different chapters to four books and published more than 85 refereed papers. Her research interests include chaos theory, number theory, computational intelligence, software engineering, and numerical analysis. 

She is a recipient of the 2001 Egyptian State Encouragement Prize in Engineering Sciences, recipient of the 2012 National Publications Excellence Award from the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education, recipient of the 2014 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientific Award for Women in basic science, technology and innovation, recipient of several international publications awards from Cairo University and an IEEE Senior Member.