Former Minister of Education, Egypt and Professor of Engineering and Computer Science and Senior Advisor, Arab Academy for Science and Technology
Yousry Elgamal is a Professor of Computer Engineering, a senior consultant at The Arab Academy for Science and Technology, and Chairman of The Computer Scientific Society (CSS), Alexandria, Egypt. He is the Chairman of the Communication and Information Committee of The National Forum of Education, Culture and Sciences (UNESCO, ALECSO, ISESCO) and has served as the Minister of Education of Egypt (2005–2010); Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST); and as a senior consultant to the National Telecommunications Institute of Egypt.
Professor Elgamal has also served in a number of capacities at The Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, including Vice-President for Education and Research, Founding Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, Founding Chairman of Electronics and Communication Department, and Assistant to the President for Informatics. He also served as a Lecturer of Nuclear Electronics at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Professor Elgamal holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alexandria, an M.Sc. from Ain-Shams University, and a D.Sc. in Computer Science from The George Washington University, and is a recipient of Richard Merwin Award (1984).