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Dr. Magdy Attia is currently serving as the chair of the Council of Deans, founding dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU).

Dr. Attia is the founding chair of computer science and engineering, 1999, and the founding director of the Technology Center, 1998, at JCSU. He is the 2006 recipient of the Dr. Richard Neel Career Achievement Award of the Information Technology Charlotte of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, the recipient of the Nations Bank Par Excellence Teaching award, the O'Herron Distinguished Faculty Award, the Carolinas Associate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Carolinas and the Distinguished Service Award at Johnson C. Smith University.

Dr. Attia is credited for building the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.The department is nationally recognized and has been ranked in the top 1% in graduating African-Americans in computer science and information systems for the last seven years.

Dr. Attia has a broad spectrum of experience at the national and international levels; he is an educator and a researcher in technology areas that cover electrical and computer engineering, microwaves and millimeter-waves technologies, wireless telecommunications systems, the solution of inverse problems, microwave measurements, nondestructive testing, computer networking, modeling, software engineering and process design and analysis. Dr. Attia is an electrical, electronics and telecommunications engineer by training.

Dr. Attia has a long and deep experience in grant writing and implementation. He received federal and private grants in technology and educational areas from NASA, NSF, DOD, DOEd, UNCF, Duke Energy Foundation and Packard Foundation, in addition to other private sector grants.

For the fiscal year 2009-2010, the STEM College at JCSU has been awarded more than $4.5 million of federal grants for education and research. This included the HBCU-UP, I-Cubed, Homeland Security and most recently a Congressionally directed grant to establish the Undergraduate Research Center for Electronic and Cyber Security.

Dr. Attia has served and is serving on the Advisory Board of the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the Executive IT Summit, the board of trustees of Johnson C. Smith University, the advisory board of the School of Science and Technology of Benedict College in South Carolina, the Steering Committee and several other committees of the Charlotte Chamber ITC. He has a broad and strong experience in strategic planning and administration.

Dr. Attia is serving as reviewer for the Science and Technology Directorate of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies.

Dr. Attia received his Ph.D. in microwave technologies from the world-renowned Moscow State University in Russia and received his master's and bachelor's degrees in electronics and telecommunications engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Dr. Attia is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE since 1991. He has more than 30 publications in referred journals, national and international conferences in a broad spectrum of technology fields.

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