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Mohamed A. Ali

Professor

School/Division

Grove School of Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering

Office

Steinman Hall T-633

p: (212) 650-6737

f: (212) 650-8249

e: ali@ccny.cuny.edu

  • Profile

    Mohamed Ali received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the City College of the City University of New York in 1989. He joined the faculty of electrical engineering at the City College of New York in 1989 where he is currently a Professor. Since 1995 he has been an IT Consultant for several major telecom carriers in the USA. He has published over 100 refereed journal papers, invited talks, conference proceedings, and several book chapters. His current research interests include Next-Generation Fixed-Mobile broadband access technologies, PON-based broadband access networks, WDM-based Optical Networking and architecture, Ethernet Networking Technologies and switching, IP/MPLS routing and signaling, MPLS-based VPNs, Traffic Engineering, Next-Generation data-centric MAN, and WAN Networking Paradigm, and modeling and simulation of high speed networks and systems.  Dr. Ali has received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award.   

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  • Education

    • Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, The City University of New York, 1989.
    • M.S., Electrical Engineering, The City College of New York, 1985.
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Cairo, Egypt, 1981.

     

  • Courses Taught

    • Fiber optic Communications I
    • Fiber optic Communications II

     

  • Research Interests

    Currently Professor Ali is working on the development of the next generation of internet. Specifically, he will address the critical question of how does one ensure that the high-speed performance that can be provided by the physical layers of the NGI is actually experienced by end users applications.

  • Publications

    • S. Sherif, G. Ellinas, A. Hadjiantonis, R. Dorsinville, and M. A. Ali, “On the Merits of Migrating From Legacy Circuit-Switched Cellular Infrastructure to a Fully Packet-Based RAN Architecture,” to be published, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, July, 2009.
    • M. A. Ali, “An all Packet-Based Hybrid Wired/Wireless Broadband Access Architecture: An Evolutionary Path towards the Vision of a Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC),” 35th Annual International Conference, Association of Egyptian American Scholars, Jan 2009, Cairo, Egypt.
    • T. Rahman, G. Ellinas, and M. A. Ali, “Performance Evaluation of Light-Forests to Serve Groupcast Sessions in WDM Mesh Networks,” Proc. IEEE/OSA OFC, San Diego, CA, March 2009.                        
    • T. Rahman, G. Ellinas and M. A. Ali, “Lightpath and Light-Tree Based Groupcast in Mesh Optical Networks,” OSA Journal of Optical Networking, Special Issue on Optical Networks for the Future Internet, June 2009.
    • A. Hossain, H. Erkan, A. Hadjiantonis, R. Dorsinville, G. Ellinas, and M. A. Ali, “A survivable broadband local access PON architecture: A new direction for supporting simple and efficient resilience capabilities” Journal of Optical Networking, June 2008.
    • H. Erkan, R. Dorsinville, A. Hadjiantonis, G. Ellinas and M.A.Ali “A novel ring-based WDM-PON access architecture for efficient utilization of network resources” IEEE International conference on Communication (ICC 08), Beijing, China, May 2008.
    • M. Ummy, M.  Arend, M. A Ali, and R. Dorsinville, “Measurement of nonlinear phase of a SOA using an asymmetric loop mirror,” Optics & Laser Technology 40, PP. 995-999 (2008).
    • A. Hossain, R. Dorsinville, A. Hadjiantonis, G. Ellinas and M.A.Ali , “A simple self-healing Ring-Based Local Access PON Architecture for Supporting Private Networking Capability”, IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, Washington D.C., Nov.  2007.
    • H. Erkan, R. Dorsinville, A. Hadjiantonis, G. Ellinas, and M.A.Ali et al, “A simple and Cost Effective Ring-Based Local Access C/DWDM-PON Architecture for supporting a truly shared LAN capability”  IEEE MILCOM 07, Oct. 2007, Orlando, FL.
    • A. Hadjiantonis, M. A. Ali, H. Chamas, W. Bjorkman, G. Ellinas, and Stuart Elby, “Evolution to a Converged Layer 1, 2 in a Global-Scale Native Ethernet-Over WDM-Based Optical Networking Architecture”,  IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Comm. (JSAC), Vol 25, PP. 1048-1057, June 2007.
    • A. Khalil, A. Hadjiantonis, C. Assi, G. Ellinas, and M.  A. Ali, “Dynamic provisioning of low-speed Unicast/Multicast traffic demands in mesh-based WDM optical Networks,” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 24, PP. 681-693, Feb. 2006.
    • C. Marty, M. A. Ali, “A System for Weighted Max-Min Congestion Control in MPLS Networks,” Journal of Network and Systems Management, Vol. 14, No. 4, Dec. 2006.
    • A. Hadjiantonis, M. A. Ali, H. Chamas, W. Bjorkman, Stuart Elby, and N. Ghani, “Real-time provisioning of diverse granularity EVCs in all-Ethernet Global Multi-Service Infrastructure,” Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2006.
    • C. Marty and M. A. Ali, “TERM: TCP Friendly Explicit Rate Congestion Control for MPLS Networks”, Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2006.
    • A. Delowar, C. Assi, R. Dorsinville, and M. A. Ali, “Supporting Private networking capability in EPON”, Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’ 2006), Istanbul, Turkey, June 2006.
    • M. A. Ali, A. Hadjiantonis, H. Chamas, W. Bjorkman, and Stuart Elby, “On the vision of implementing a truly native Ethernet-based global multi-service infrastructure,” Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM Demo Symposium, Barcelona, Spain April 2006.
    • A. Hadjiantonis, M. A. Ali, H. Chamas, W. Bjorkman, Stuart Elby, and N. Ghani “On the Implementation of Traffic-Engineering in An All Ethernet Global Multi-Service Infrastructure” Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM High-Speed Networking Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, April 2006.
    • C. Marty, and M. A. Ali, “An Integrated Framework for Managing Best Effort Traffic in MPLS Networks,” Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM Global Internet Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, April 2006.
    • C. Marty, and M. A. Ali, “RSVP Extensions for Explicit Rate Congestion Control in Multiprotocol Label Switched (MPLS) Networks,” IETF Internet Draft draft-marty-mpls-rsvp-er-00.txt, March 2006, ietf.org
    • T. Rahman, G. Ellinas, and M. A. Ali, ”Building Light-Forest to Support Group Multicast Sessions in Mesh-based Optical Grid Networks,” Optical Fiber communication Conference (OFC' 06), OFC 2006, Anaheim, CA.
    • A. Khalil, A.  Hadjiantonis, G. Ellinas, and M. A. Ali, “Dynamic Provisioning of Survivable Heterogeneous Multicast and Unicast Traffic in WDM Networks,” ”, Proceeding of IEEE ICC’ 2006, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2006.
    • A. Delowar, R. Dorsinville, A. Shami, C. Assi, and M. A. Ali., “A Novel Ring-Based Local Access PON Architecture for Supporting Private Networking Capability,” Journal of Optical Networking, vol. 5, no.1, January 2006.
    • M. A. Ali (KEYNOTE SPEAKER), “A Truly Native End-To-End Global Multi-Service Optical Ethernet infrastructure,“ Communication, Internet & Information Technology, CIIT 2005, Cambridge, MA, USA October 31 – November 2, 2005
    • S. Sherif, A. Hadjiantonis, G. Ellinas, and M. A. Ali, “A novel decentralized Ethernet-based EPON access architecture for provisioning differentiated QoS,” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 22, PP. 2483-2497, Nov. 2005.
    • H. Chamas, William Bjorkman, Stephen Liu, Lily Chen, and M. A. Ali, “Verizon experience with NG Ethernet Services: Evolution to a Converged Layer 1, 2 Network,” IEEE Communication Magazine, PP. 18-25, August 2005.
    • H. Chamas, W. Bjorkman, and M. A. Ali, “A Novel Admission Control Scheme for Ethernet Services,” Proceeding of IEEE ICC 2005, Soul, Korea, Nov. 2005.
    • H. Chamas, W. Bjorkman, and M. A. Ali, “A Novel Admission Control System for Bandwidth on Demand Ethernet Services over Optical Transport Networks,” Optical Fiber communication Conference (OFC'2005), CA, Sep. 2005.
    • A. Delowar, H. Erkan, R. Dorsinville, A. Shami, C. Assi, and M.  A. Ali, “Protection for a Ring-Based EPON Architecture”, Proceedings of IEEE BroadNets’05, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 3-7 2005.
    • A.  Delowar, H. Erkan, R. Dorsinville, A. Shami, C. Assi, and M.  A. Ali, “A Novel ring-based EPON architecture”,” Proceedings of IEEE BroadNets’05, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 3-7 2005.
    • H. Erkan, A.  Hossain, M. F. Arend, R. Dorsinville, and M. A. Ali, “On the merits of implementing a novel decentralized Ethernet-based PON architecture for next generation broadband access networks", Proc. SPIE Vol. 6012, p. 31-38, Oct 2005.
    • C. Assi , Y. Ye , S. Dixit, and M. A. Ali, “Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation for Quality of Service Over Ethernet PONs”, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Dec. 2003
    • A. Khalil, A. Hadjiantonis, G. Ellinas, and M. A. Ali, “A Novel IP-Over-Optical Network Interconnection Model for the Next-Generation Optical Internet”, Proceeding of IEEE GLOBECOM, San Francisco, USA, Dec. 2003.
    • A. Hadjiantonis, A. Khalil, , G. Ellinas, and M. A. Ali, “A novel optical-layer based Resilience Scheme for the Next-Generation data networks,” (INVITED), Proceedings of the 16th IEEE/LEOS Annual meeting on Optical Networks and Systems, Arizona, Oct. 2003.
    • C. Assi, A. Khalil, N. Ghani, and M. A. Ali, “Efficient Shared Path Protection in Mesh WDM Networks” The Journal of Networks, Software Tools, and Applications, Cluster computing, to appear, 2003.
    • C. Assi , Y. Ye , S. Dixit, and M. A. Ali, “Control and Management Protocols for Survivable Optical Mesh Networks”, IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Nov. 2003.
    • A. Khalil, A. Hadjiantonis, G. Ellinas, and M. A. Ali, “Optical layer-based unified control plane for emerging IP/MPLS over WDM networking architecture”, 29th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC ), Rimini, Italy, Sept. 2003.
    • C. Assi, Y. Ye, A. Shami, S. Dixit and M. A. Ali, “Performance Evaluation of Efficient Path Selection and Fast Restoration Algorithms for Shared Restorable Mesh WDM Networks” Proc. of IEEE ICC 2003, Anchorage Alaska.
    • A. Shami, C. Assi, I. Habib, and M. A. Ali "Connection Management Protocols for Dynamic Lightpath Provisioning in Future WDM Networks", Photonic Network Communications Journal, vol. 6, issue 1, pp. 25-32, July 2003.
    • C. Assi, A. Khalil, N. Ghani, and M. A. Ali “Provisioning Algorithms in Survivable Optical Networks with Shared Protection” IEEE International Symposium in Computer and Communication (ISCC), Kemer - Antalya, Turkey, June- July 2003.
    • A. Khalil, C. Assi, and M. Ali, “Analytical Modeling of Blocking Probabilities in WDM-Based Optical Networks with Fixed Alternate Routing and Trunk Reservation”, Proc. The IASTED International Conference, Communications and Computer Networks (CCN), Cambridge, MA, USA, Nov. 2002.

     

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