Mohamed A. Ali

Professor

Main Affiliation

Electrical Engineering

Building

Steinman Hall

Office

ST 633

Phone

(212) 650-6737

Fax

(212) 650-8249

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Mohamed A. Ali

Profile

Professor Ali has more than 35 years experience in IT and telecommunications research. He is the author and co-author of more than 200 refereed journal papers, invited talks, book chapters, and conference presentations. His research synthesizes and extends results over the full discipline of mobile/fixed networking technologies and architectures, from the physical layer of devices and components to the architecture layer of local access, Metro, and global carriers. His most recent work focuses on smart grid technologies and applications including Microgrids, plug-in electric vehicle (PEV)-to-grid (V2G) systems, and distributed energy resources as well as the interdependencies between the national civil critical infrastructures.

Much of his work has centered on interworking between network elements and interaction among different protocols; his expertise in NC&M includes the entire stack, from Layer 1 to the highest layers including the newest generation of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud/Edge-based computing technologies. He has extensive track record in IP/MPLS-based Layer 1/2/3 Enterprise MAN and VPNs, Optical Networking Technology& Architecture, Next Generation data-centric wired/ wireless Networking Architecture, Fifth-Generation (5G) cellular networking architecture and technologies including LTE-A-enabled Heterogeneous networks (HetNets) and machine-to machine (M2M) and machine-type communications (MTC), 4G mobile WiMAX and Cellular Long-Term Evolution (LTE) systems, Mobile core (EPC) technolgy and architecture, Single-channel TDM-based Passive Optical Network (TDM-PON)-based Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) access solutions including broadband PON (BPON), gigabit PON (GPON), and Ethernet PON (EPON), multichannel C/WDM-PONs, data and voice (traditional as well as converged Voice over Packet solutions) networks and fiber optic communication systems, fast packet and Ethernet switching, IP/MPLS/GMPLS-based routing and signaling protocols, Traffic Engineering, Carrier-Grade Ethernet networking technology, services, and architecture, Long-haul WDM and TDM/ SONET-based optical transport networks.

Dr. Ali received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. This is the most prestigious academic award and honor a faculty can ever achieve during the early stages of his career. He has acted as a frequent reviewer for several IEEE journals and NSF, chaired/committee member of technical sessions in several international telecom conferences, the IEEE GLOBECOMM'02 and ICC’02. Dr. Ali has consulted and conducted joint research and development effort for/with several major carriers in the US including Verizon, Bellcore and AT&T.

Dr. Ali received his MS and Ph. D., all in Electrical engineering from the City University of New York in 1985 and 1988, respectively.

Education

  • Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, The City University of New York, 1988.
  • 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

PUBLICATIONS:

Author and co-author of more than 200 refereed journals, invited talks, and conferences proceedings.

A. Book Chapters:

[1] G. Ellinas, K. Vlachos, C. Christodoulou and M. A. Ali, “Advanced Architectures for PON Supporting Fi-Wi Convergence,” Chapter in a book entitled “Fiber-Wireless Convergence in Next-Generation Communication Networks,” Edited by Massimo Tornatore, Gee-Kung Chang and Georgios Ellina, Springer International Publishing 2017

[2] G. Ellinas, A. Hadjiantonis, A. Khalil, N. Antoniades, and M A. Ali, “The optical control plane,” Chapter in a book entitled “Next-Generation Internet: Architectures and Protocols,” edited by B. Ramamurthy, G. Rousakis, and K. Sivalingam, Cambridge University Press 2011

[3] M. A. Ali and R. Kurtz “Optical networking capabilities for the Next-Generation Internet,” Chapter in a book entitled “Optical Switching/Networking and Computing for Multimedia Systems” edited by Mohsen Guizani, Marcel Dekker, INC, New York, May 2002.

[4] A.Shami, C. Assi, and M. A. Ali, “Dynamic wavelength provisioning in DWDM-based Optical Networks” Chapter in a book entitled “Towards an optical Internet” Edited by Admela Jukan, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Feb. 2002.

[5] C. Assi and M. A. Ali, “Real-time Provisioning of Optical Communication Networks”, Handbook of Optical Communication Networks, edited by Mohammad Ilyas; CRC Press, April 2003.

B. Referred Journal and Conferences Papers

[1] Ambreen Joyo, N. Madamopoulos, R. Yaqub, and M. A. ALI, “A Fair Comparison between Three Different Mainstream IoT Applications for Managing Dynamic Traffic-Lights of Future Smart City,” IEEE 48th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics

Society, IEEE IECON 2022, October 17-20, 2022, Brussels.

[2] Raziq Yaqub, M. A. Ali, and Hassan Ali , "DC Microgrid Utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Phasor Measurement Unit Assisted Inverter", Energies 2021, 14 (19).

[3] A. Hassebo and M. A. Ai “Robust Cellular Connectivity-Based Smart LED Street Lighting System: A Platform for Innovative Mission Critical Smart City IoT Applications,” 11th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics; Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), 28-31 Oct. 2020

[4] M. Obaidat, I. Shahwan, A. Hassebo, and M. A. Ali, “SNR-Based Early Warning Message Scheme for VANETs,” Journal of Mobile Multimedia, Vol. 15_3, PP. 163–190 February 2020. “2020 best paper award”

[5] A. Hassebo, S. Chaudhary, M. Saleh, and M. A. Ali, “Dynamic Provisioning of Emerging Multifunction/Multi-Bearer Smart IoT Devices,” IEEE International Conference on Innovative Trends in Communication & Computer Engineering (ITCE’2020), February 2020, Aswan, Egypt.

[6] M. A. Ali and A. Mohamed “A Cost-Effective Viable Strategy for Gradually Transitioning Egypt’s Cities into Truly IoT-enabled Smart Cities," the 46th Annual International Conference for the Association of Egyptian American Scholars (AEAS), Cairo, Egypt, December 2019

[7] A. Hassebo, A. Rezk, and M. A. Ali, “A Hybrid LTE Uplink Scheduling Approach for Supporting Mission-Critical Smart Grid applications,” IEEE UEMCON, NY, 2018.

(Best Paper Award)

[8] A. Hassebo, A. Mohamed, R. Dorsinville and M. A. Ali, “5G-based Converged Electric Power Grid and ICT Infrastructure,” IEEE 5G World Forum (5GWF), Silicon Valley, CA, pp. 33-37, July 2018.

[9] A. Hassebo, M. Obaidat, and M. A. Ali,” Commercial 4G LTE Cellular Networks for Supporting Emerging IoT Applications”, IEEE Internet of Things, Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences (ASET), Dubai, UAE, 2018.

[10] A. Hassebo, M. Marciniak, and M. A. Ali, "Uplink LTE cascaded priority-based scheduler in IoT and smart grid applications: performance and comparison," Proc. SPIE 10560, Metro and Data Center Optical Networks and Short-Reach Links, 105600X, 2018.

[11] A. Hassebo, M Obaidat, and M. A. Ali, "Four LTE uplink scheduling algorithms performance metrics: Delay, throughput, and fairness tradeoff," IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT), Bilbao, Spain, 2017.

[12] M. A. Ali and Ahmed Mohamed, “5G Cellular Technologies for Supporting Future Power Grid Communication Networks,” IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, October 2016

[13] H. Erkan, G. Ellinas, A. Hadjiantonis, R. Dorsinville, and M. A. Ali,” Reliability considerations of the emerging PON-based 4G mobile backhaul RAN architecture,” Journal of Photonic Network Communications, February 2015, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 40-56.

[14] H. Shahab, S. Zaidi, and M. A. Ali, “A Novel Intelligent Mobile Backhaul RAN Architecture for Emerging Heterogeneous Networks” Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, Dec. 2014.

[15] M. Obaidat, M. A. Ali, I. Shahwan, “QoS-aware multipath communications over MANETs,” Journal of Networks 8(1), January 2013

[16] H. Erkan, G. Ellinas, A. Hadjiantonis, R. Dorsinville, and M. A. Ali, “Dynamic and Fair Resource Allocation in a Distributed Ring-Based WDM-PON Architectures,” Computer Communications, Volume 36, issue 14, pp. 1559-1569, August 2013.

[17] N. Madamopoulos, S. Peiris, N. Antoniades, D. Richards, B. Pathak, G. Ellinas, R. Dorsinville, and M. A Ali,” A Fully distributed 10G EPON-based Converged Fixed-Mobile Networking Transport Infrastructure for Next-Generation Broadband Access,” IEEE Journal of Optical Communications (JOCN), VOL. 4, NO. 5, May 2012

[18] S. Zaidi, S. Hussain, G. Ellinas, R. Dorsinville, and M. A. Ali, “A Simple and Cost-Effective EPON-Based 4G Mobile Backhaul RAN Architecture,” Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Dec. 2012.

[19] Shahab Hussain, Rashid Zaidi, and M. A. Ali, “Handoff in Mobile WiMAX: Forced Handoff Scheme with Load Balancing in Mobile WiMAX Networks” 8th IEEE International Conference on Performance and Management of Wireless and Mobile Networks, 2012 P2MNET, Clearwater, Florida.

[20] Shahab Hussain, Rashid Zaidi, and M. A. Ali, “Next Generation PON Based LTE Architecture and Challenges in Femtocells Deployments” International Journal of Research in Wireless Systems ( IJRWS), volume 1, Issue 2, December 2012.

[21] Rashid Zaidi, Shahab Hussain, and M. A. Ali, “WiMAX Capacity Enhancement: Capacity Improvement of WiMAX Networks by Dynamic Allocation of Subframes” International Journal of Research in Wireless Systems (IJRWS), volume 1, Issue 1, November 2012.

[22] S Peiris, N Madamopoulos, N Antoniades, MA Ummy, R Dorsinville, and M A. Ali “Extended gain bandwidth low ripple hybrid Raman-parametric amplifier design for PON applications,” IEEE Photonics Conference, September, 2012.

[23] S. Peiris, Nicholas Madamopoulos, Neophytos Antoniades, M. Ummy, M. A. Ali, Roger Dorsinville “Optimization of gain bandwidth and gain ripple of a hybrid Raman/parametric amplifier for access network applications,” Journal Of Applied optics, V. 51, Issue 32, PP. 7834-7841, October, 2012

[24] Muath Obaidat, M. A. Ali, I. Shahwan, S. Obeidat ”QoS-Aware Multipath Routing Protocol for Delay Sensitive Applications in MANETs: A Cross-Layer Approach,” Wireless Information Networks and Systems, IEEE ICETE, Seville, Spain, July 2011

[25] Muath Obaidat, M. A. Ali, I. Shahwan, S. Obeidat and M. Obaidat “A Novel Multipath Routing Protocol for MANETs,” Wireless Communications Networking and Mobile Computing, IEEE WICOM, Wuhan, China 2011.

[26] I. Shahwan, M. A. Ali, Mauth Obaidat, R. Dorsinville , “Stable Move Algorithm (SMA) for BW Allocation in Wireless Mobile WiMAX Networks 802.16e,” IEEE Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS), New York, New York , April 2011.

[27] I. Shahwan, M. A. Ali, Mauth Obaidat, R. Dorsinville, “WiMAX: Cross Layer Bandwidth Allocation Strict Priority Based Adaptive modulation and Coding,” IEEE International Conference on Communications and Information Technology (ICCIT), Aqaba, Jordan, March 2011.

[28] M. A. Ali, G. Ellinas, H. Erkan, A. Hadjiantonis, and R. Dorsinville, “On the Vision of Complete Fixed-Mobile Convergence,” (INVITED PAPER); Special issue on very high throughput wireless over fiber technologies and applications), IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 28, no 16, pp. 2343-2357, August 15, 2010.

[29]. H. Erkan, G. Ellinas, A. Hadjiantonis, R. Dorsinville, and M. A. Ali, “ A Novel Native Ethernet-Based Survivable Converged Fixed-Mobile WDM-PON Access Networking Architecture,” Proc. of IEEE International conference on Communication (ICC 2010), Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010.

[30] Rashid Zaidi, M. A. Ali, Aparicio Carranza, et al., “Introduction and Comparison of Next Generation Mobile Wireless Technologies, ”SPIE Photonics West (OPTO), Broadband Access Communication Technologies IV, Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7620, San Francisco, CA, 23-28 Jan 2010

[31] Shahab Hussain, Rashid Zaidi, M. A. Ali, Ajaz Sana, “Integration of PON and 4G mobile WiMAX networks to provide broadband integrated services to end users,” SPIE Photonics West (OPTO), Broadband Access Communication Technologies IV, Proceedings of SPIE Volume 7620, San Francisco, CA, 23-28 Jan 2010

[32] B. Pathak, M, A Ummy, N. Madamopoulos, Neo Antoniades, M. A. Ali, Roger Dorsinville “Experimental demonstration of a distributed ring-based EPON architecture,” Photonic Network Communications Journal, Volume 19, PP. 55-61, Feb. 2010

[33] 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,” IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Sept., 2009.

[34] 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.

[35] S. Sherif, G. Ellinas, A. Hadjiantonis, R. Dorsinville, and M. A. Ali, “On the Merits of Migrating to a Fully-Packet-Based Mobile Backhaul RAN Infrastructure,” Proc. Of IEEE GLOBECOM 2009, HONOLULU, HAWAII, December 2009.

[36] 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.

[37] 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.

[38] N. Madamopoulos, R. Dorsinville, and M. A. Ali "Experimental Demonstration of a distributed Ring-based EPON Architecture,” Journal of Photonic Network Communications, Nov. 2009.

[39] 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.

[40] 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.

[41] 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).

[42] Xin Ye, C. Assi, and M A. Ali “Integrated Bandwidth Allocation and Wavelength Assignment in WDM-PON Networks,” IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, May 2008

[43] 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.

[44] 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.

[45] Xin Ye, Ajaz Sana, Chadi M. Assi, and M A. Ali “Enhanced dynamic bandwidth allocation in WDM-PON,” Proceedings of SPIE, Sep 2007

[46] 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 WDMBased Optical Networking Architecture”, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Comm. (JSAC), Vol 25, PP. 1048-1057, June 2007.

[47] 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.

[48] 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.

[49] A. Hadjiantonis, M. A. Ali, H. Chamas, W. Bjorkman, Stuart Elby, and N. Ghani, “Realtime provisioning of diverse granularity EVCs in all-Ethernet Global Multi-Service Infrastructure,” Proc. of IEEE GLOBECOM, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 2006.

[50] 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.

[51] 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.

[52] 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.

[53] 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.

[54] 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.

[55] 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-rsvper-00.txt, March 2006, http://www.ietf.org

[56] 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.

[57] 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.

[58] 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.

[59] 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

[60] 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.

[61] 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.

[62] 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.

[63] 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.

[64] 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.

[65] A. Delowar, H. Erkan, R. Dorsinville, A. Shami, C. Assi, and M. A. Ali, “A Novel ringbased EPON architecture”,” Proceedings of IEEE BroadNets’05, Boston, Massachusetts, Oct. 3-7, 2005.

[66] 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.

[67] M. A. Ali, Keren Bergman, and G. Ellinas, “ Transportation & Switching of native Ethernet frames across MPLS/GMPLS Managed and Controlled Optical data networks, “ (INVITED), Proceedings of the 17th IEEE/LEOS Annual meeting on Optical Networks and Systems, Puerto Rico, Nov 7-11 2004.

[68] A. Khalil, A. Hadjiantonis, G. Ellinas and M. A. Ali, “Sequential and Hybrid Grooming Approaches for Multicast Traffic in WDM Networks”, proceedings of IEEE Globecom, Dallas, USA, Nov. – Dec. 2004.

[69] A. Khalil, A. Hadjiantonis, G. Ellinas and M. A. Ali “A Hybrid Provisioning Approach For Multicast Traffic Grooming in WDM Mesh Networks”, Proc. of the 30th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC), Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 2004.

[70] A. Khalil, G. Ellinas and M. A. Ali “On Dynamic Multicast Traffic Grooming in WDM Networks”, the 9th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Alexandria, Egypt, June-July 2004.

[71] A. Hadjiantonis, A. Khalil, G. Ellinas and M. A. Ali,“A hybrid approach for provisioning sub-wavelength requests in IP-OVER-WDM Networks,” IEEE CCECE, Ontario Canada, May 2-5, 2004.

[72] A. Hadjiantonis, T. Rahman, G. Ellinas, M. Arend and M. A. Ali, “A novel decentralized Ethernet-Based PON Architecture,” Proceedings of the IEEE ICC 2004, Paris, France, June 2004.

[73] N. Ghani, C. Assi, A. Shami, and M. A. Ali “Inverse-multiplexing in multi-layer optical grooming networks,” Advances in Wired and Wireless Communication, 2004 IEEE/Sarnoff Symposium

[74] N. Ghani, C. Assi, A. Shami, and M. A. Ali “Integrated traffic grooming in converged data-optical networks,” Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC 2004), June 2004, Alexandria, Egypt.

[75] N. Abdellatif, A. Khalil, C. Assi, A. Hadjiantonis, and M.“A. Ali “Multicast traffic grooming in WDM networks,” Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ontario, Canada, Vol. 2, May 2004

[76] 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), Vol. 21, PP. 1467-1477, Nov. 2003

[77] C. Assi , Y. Ye , S. Dixit, and M. A. Ali, “Control and Management Protocols for Survivable Optical Mesh Networks”, IEEE /OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 21, PP. 2638-2651, Nov. 2003.

[78] 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, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 2003.

[79] A. Hadjiantonis, A. Khalil, and M. A. Ali, “Interchanging the Search Space Between the Logical and Physical Layers in Future IP Optical Networks”, Proc. of the International Conference on Communication, Network, and Information Security (CNIS), New York, December 10-12, 2003.

[80] 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 2003, San Francisco.

[81] 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 ) 2003, Rimini, Italy.

[82] 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.

[83] 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.

[84] 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 2003), Turkey.

[85] A. Khalil, C. Assi, and M. A. Ali, “Analytical Modeling of Blocking Probabilities in WDMBased Optical Networks with Fixed Alternate Routing and Trunk Reservation”, International Conference on Communications and Computer Networks, Cambridge, MIT, Nov. 2002.

[86] A. Shami, Y. Ye, C. Assi, S. Dixit, and M. A. Ali “Integrated Routing/Signaling Protocols in GMPLS-based Optical Networks”, Optical Networks Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 4, July/August, 2002.

[87] C. Assi, Y. Ye, A. Shami, S. Dixit and M. A. Ali, “A Hybrid Distributed Fault-Management Protocol for Combating Single-Fiber Failures in Mesh-based DWDM Optical Networks” IEEE GLOBECOM 2002, Taipei, Taiwan.

[88] C. Assi, Y. Ye, A. Shami and M. A. Ali, “Integrated Routing Algorithms for Provisioning “Sub-Wavelength” Connections in IP-Over-WDM Networks” Journal of Photonics Networks, June 2002.

[89] A. Shami Y. Ye, C Assi and M. A. Ali, "Performance of Flooding/Parallel Probing-based Signaling Algorithms for Dynamic Provisioning of Lightpaths in Future IP-over-WDM-based Optical Networks," Optical Networks Magazine, April, 2002.

[90] C. Assi, A. Shami and M. A. Ali, “Impact of wavelength converters on the performance of optical networks’ Optical Networks Magazine, Vol. 3, Issue 2, March/April 2002

[91] A. Shami, C. Assi, I. Habib, and M. A. Ali, “Performance Evaluation of Two GMPLSBased Distributed Control and Management Protocols for Dynamic Lightpath Provisioning in Future IP Networks,” Proc. of IEEE ICC 2002, NY, NY.

[92] Y. Ye, C. Assi, S. Dixit, and M. A. Ali, “A Simple Dynamic Integrated Provisioning/ Protection Scheme in IP over WDM Networks,” IEEE Communication Magazine, Nov. 2001, Vol. 39 No. 11, PP. 174-182.

[93] Z. Zhang, C. Assi, A. Shami and M. A. Ali “Wavelength converters: improvement on the performance of optical networks,” Proceeding of SPIE, October 2001.

[94] C. Assi, A. Shami, and M. A. Ali, “Optical networking and real-time provisioning; An integrated vision for the next-generation Internet,” IEEE Network Magazine, July/Aug. 2001, Vol. 15, PP. 36-45.

[95] C. Assi, Y. Ye, A. Shami, S. Dixit, and M. A. Ali, “On the Merit of IP/MPLS Protection/Restoration in IP over WDM networks” IEEE GLOBECOM, 2001, San Antonio, Texas.

[96] A. Shami, C. Assi, I. Habib, and M. A. Ali, “On the merits of Flooding/ Parallel probing based signaling algorithms for fast automatic setup and tear-down of paths in IP/MPLS-overoptical-networks,” IEEE GLOBECOM, 2001, San Antonio, Texas.

[97] C. Assi, Y. Ye, A. Shami, S. Dixit, I. Habib, and M. A. Ali, “Designing a survivable IPover-WDM network,” OptiComm 2001, PP. 1-11, Denver, Colorado, Aug. 2001.

[98] A. Shami, Y. Ye, C. Assi, S. Dixit, and M. A. Ali, “A simple distributed signaling algorithm for real-time provisioning of optical channels in IP-centric DWDM-based optical networks,” OptiComm 2001, PP. 112-119, Denver, Colorado, Aug. 2001.

[99] A. Shami, Yinghua Ye, C. Assi, and M. A. Ali, “Multi-Path Based Distributed Routing Algorithm for WDM Routed Networks,” ECOC 2001, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

[100] C. Assi, Y. Ye, A. Shami, S. Dixit, I. Habib, and M. A. Ali, “Designing a survivable IPover-WDM network,” OptiComm 2001, PP. 1-11, Denver, Colorado, Aug. 2001.

[101] A. Shami, Yinghua Ye, C. Assi, and M. A. Ali, “Multi-Path Based Distributed Routing Algorithm for WDM Routed Networks,” ECOC 2001, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

[102] A. Shami, C. Assi, and M. A. Ali, “Dynamic wavelength provisioning in DWDM-based optical networks,” The 5th Working-Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling “ONDM 2001”, Vienna, Austria.

[103] Y. Ye, C. Assi, S. Dixit, and M. A. Ali, “The Impact of Shared Protection Mechanisms in IP over WDM Networks” Proceedings, SPIE APOC2001, China.

[104] M. A. Ali, A. Shami, C. Assi, , and R. Kurtz, “Architectural Options for Next-Generation Networking Paradigm: Is Optical Internet the answer?,” Special Issue IP-over-WDM, Photonic Network Communications Journal, Nov, 2000, PP. 7-21.

[105] Y. Ye, S. Dixit, and M. A. Ali, “On Joint Protection/Restoration in a hybrid, IP-centric DWDM-based data optical Network,” IEEE Communication Magazine, June 2000, PP. 174-183.

[106] Y. Ye and M. A. Ali, “Design of a Hybrid Protection Scheme for Survivable Wavelengthrouted Optical Transport Networks,” 5th European Conf. on Networks & Optical Communications, Stuttgart, Germany, June 2000.

[107] Y. Ye, and M. A. Ali, “Scaling limitations in full-mesh WDM ring networks using twoband EDFAs and fiber grating technologies," ICAPT 2000, June, 2000, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

[108]Y. Ye and M. A. Ali, “Optical wavelength planning and performance for full meshed WDM ring Networks,” SPIE, Photonics East, Sept. 99.

[109] D. Richards, Janet Jackel, and M. A. Ali, “Detecting fiber cuts in a WDM Ring with saturated EDFAs,”OFC'99, paper FJ4-1, PP. 155-156, San Diego, CA, Feb. 99.

[110] A. Hussien, K. Sohraby, and M. A. Ali "performance analysis of a 2-D multiserver discrete time Queueing systems for ATM-based B-ISDN," IEEE GLOBCOM 98, Phoenix, Az. .

[111] M. A. Ali, D. Richards, M. Mendez, and J. A. Nagel, “Simulation of a Tb/s WDM transmission system using Silica-based two-band EDFA configuration,” Proceedings of the 11th IEEE/LEOS Annual meeting on Optical Networks and Systems, Orlando, FL., Dec. 98.

[112] D. Richards, Janet Jackel, and M. A. Ali, “Detecting fiber cuts in a WDM Ring with Optical protection Switching: Simulation and Experiment,” (ECOC’98), Madrid, Spain.

[113] M. Mendez and M. A. Ali, "Simulation of 64 x 2.5 Gb/s WDM Transmission Over 1056 km of Standard Single Mode Fiber Using Gain-flattened Silica-Based EDFAs," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters , Vol. 10, PP. 300-302, Feb. 1998.

[114] G. Luo, J. Zyskind, J. Nagel, and M. A. Ali "Experimental and theoretical Performance degradation analysis of all-optical gain-clamped EDFA’s due to relaxation oscillations and spectral hole burning in amplified WDM Networks," IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 16, PP. 527-533. April 1998.

[115] D. Richards, Janet Jackel, and M. A. Ali, “A theoretical investigation of dynamic alloptical automatic gain control in multi-channel EDFA’s and EDFA Cascades,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 3, PP. 1027-1036, Jan. 1998.

[116] D. Richards, Janet Jackel, and M. A. Ali, “Multi-Channel EDFA chain control: A Comparison of two all-optical approaches,” IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Vol. 10, PP. 145-158, Jan. 1998.

[117] M. A. Ali and G. Mativieur, "Performance analysis of multi-channel 16/64 QAM CATV distribution network using Semiconductor Optical Amplifier as an external modulator," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters , Vol. 9, PP. 690-692, May 1997.

[118] G. Luo, J. Zyskind, Y. Sun, J. Sulhoff, and M. A. Ali, "Performance degradation of all-optical gainclamped EDFA’s due to relaxation oscillations and spectral hole burning in amplified WDM Networks," IEEE Photonic Technology, Volume 9, PP. 1346-1348, October 1997

[119] D. Richards, M. A. Ali and J. Jackel, and, “A theoretical investigation of dynamic automatic gain control in multi-channel EDFA Cascades,” 23rd European Conference on Optical communications (ECOC’97), Vol. 3, PP. 47-50, Edinburgh, UK, Sep. 1997.

[120] G. Luo, J. Zyskind, Y. Sun, J. Sulhoff, and M. A. Ali "Relaxation oscillations and spectral hole burning in laser automatic gain control of EDFAs," Optical Fiber communication Conference (OFC'97), Technical digest series, Vol. 9, paper WF4, Dallas, Texas, Feb. 1997

[121] J. Pan, R. Vodhanel, R. E. Wagner, A. Elrefaie, and M. A. Ali, "A simple and robust method of gain equalization for the protection path of WDM self-healing ring networks," Optical Fiber communication Conference (OFC'97), Technical digest series, Vol. 9, paper WL44, Dallas, Texas, Feb. 1997.

[122] A. Hussien, K. Sohraby, and M. A. Ali "Traffic Correlation in Multimedia Real-Time Video Conference" IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC’97), Alexandria, Egypt, July 1997.

[123] D. Richards, M. A. Ali, and Janet Jackel, “EDFA chain control: A Comparison of two alloptical approaches,” Proceedings of the IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on WDM Components Technology, Session FB2, PP. 70-71, Montrial, Quebec, Canada, August 1997.

[124] M. A. Ali, R. Wagner, A. Elrefaie, and S. Ahmed "A detailed comparison of the overall performance of 980- and 1480-nm pumped EDFA cascades in WDM multiple access Lightwave networks," Joint Special issue on Multiwavelength Optical Networks, IEEE Journals of Selected Areas in Communications/Lightwave Technology, Vol. 14, PP. 1436-1448, June 1996.

[125] G. Mativieur and M. A. Ali, "Simulation of multi-channel AM-VSB CATV optical link employing Semiconductor Optical Amplifier as an external modulator," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Vol. 8, PP. 122-124, Jan. 1996.

[126] G. Mativieur and M. A. Ali "Simulation of multi-channel 16/64 QAM CATV distribution network employing SOA as an external modulator," Proceedings of the 9th IEEE/LEOS Annual meeting on Optical Networks and Systems, Session OC8.2, Boston., MA, Nov. 1996.

[127] F. Shehadeh, R. Vodhanel, C. Gibbons, and M. A. Ali "Comparison of gain control techniques to stabilize EDFAs for WDM networks," Optical Fiber communication Conference (OFC'96), Technical digest series, Vol. 8, paper WM8, San Jose, CA, Feb. 1996.

[128] J. Pan, M. A. Ali, A. Elrefaie, and R. Wagner, "Multiwavelength Fiber-Amplifier Cascades with Equalization employing Mach-Zehnder optical filter," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Vol. 7, PP. 1501-1503, Dec. 1995.

[129] F. Shehadeh, R. Vodhanel, R. Wagner, C. Gibbons, and M. A. Ali, "Gain-equalized, Eight wavelength WDM optical Add-Drop Multiplexer with an 8-dB dynamic range," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Vol. 7, PP. 1075-1077, Sep. 1995.

[130] M. A. Ali, A. Elrefaie, and R. E. Wagner, (Invited) "980-nm versus 1480-nm pumped EDFA cascade performance in WDM multiple access Lightwave networks," Proceedings of the 8th IEEE/LEOS Annual meeting on Optical Networks and Systems, session ONS1.3, San Francisco, CA, October 1995.

[131] G. Mativieur and M. A. Ali "Simulation of multi-channel AM-VSB CATV lightwave system employing SOA as an external modulator," Proceedings of the 8th IEEE/LEOS Annual meeting on Optical Networks and Systems, session OC8.2, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 1995.

[132] F. Shehadeh, R. Vodhanel, C. Gibbons, R. E. Wagner, and M. A. Ali, "Eight-wavelength WDM Add-Drop Multiplexer with an 8-dB dynamic range," Optical Fiber communication Conference (OFC'95), Technical digest series, Vol. 8, paper TuH2, San Diego, CA, Feb. 1995.

[133] M. A. Ali, A. Elrefaie, R. Wagner, and S. Ahmed "Performance of EDFA Cascades in WDM Multiple access Lightwave Networks," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Vol. 6, PP. 1142-1145, Sep. 1994.

[134] M. A. Ali, A. Elrefaie, R. E. Wagner, F. Mendez, J. Pan, and S. Ahmed "Optimized performance of EDFAs in Multiwavelength lightwave Systems," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Vol. 6, PP. 1039-1042, Aug. 1994.

[135] A. Elrefaie, M. A. Ali, R. E. Wagner, and F. Mendez "Fiber-amplifier Cascades in 4-fiber Multiwavelength Interoffice Ring Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Optical Networks and their enabling technologies, Session T1.3, PP. 31-32, Lake Tahoe, NV, July 1994.

[136] J. Pan, A. Elrefaie, R. E. Wagner, and M. A. Ali "Fiber-amplifier Cascades with Equalization employing Mach-Zehnder optical filters in Multiwavelength Systems," Topical Meeting in Optical Amplifiers and their applications, paper FA3 PP. 114-116, Breckenridge, Colorado, 1994.

[137] M. A. Ali, A. Elrefaei, H. Issa, and S. Ahmed, "High Speed Optical Time-Division Demultiplexer using Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers," IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 10, pp 1735-1742. Nov. 1993.

[138] M. A. Ali (Invited) "Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers for use in future B-ISDN," Optical Fiber communication Conference (OFC'93), Workshop on simulation and modeling of lightwave systems, San Jose, CA, Feb. 1993.

[139] M. A. Ali, A. Elrefaei and S.A. Ahmed, "Simulation of 12.5 Gbit/s Optical Time Division Multiplexer using Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers as External Modulators," IEEE Photonic Technology Letters, Vol. 4, pp. 280-283, March 1992.

[140] M. A. Ali, and S.A. Ahmed "Simulation of Semiconductor Optical Amplifier for external modulation and demultiplexing in multi-Gb/s OTDM systems," International Conf. on lasers, 91, Proceedings, Session WD.7, 1992.

[141] S. Ahmed, Z. Zang, K. Yoo, M. A. Ali, and R Alfano, "Effect of multiple light scattering and self absorption on the fluorescence spectra of dye in random media," J. of Applied Optics, Vol. 27, May 1993.

[142] M. A. Ali, B. Panoutsopoulos, and S.A. Ahmed, "Potential and limitations of energy transfer processes in pulsed and CW dye lasers mixtures," Journal of Applied Optics, Vol. 31, pp. 7100-7107, Nov. 1992.

[143] B. Panoutsopoulos, M. A. Ali, and S.A. Ahmed, "Experimental Verification of a theoretical Model for CW energy transfer dye mixture laser in the near IR spectral region," Journal of Applied Optics, Vol. 31, pp. 1213-1216, March 1992.

[144] M. A. Ali, and S.A. Ahmed, "A second condition for the Pseudo-Brewster angle of highly absorbing media," Journal of Optical Society of America A, Vol. 8, Sep. 1992.

[145] M. A. Ali, J. Moghaddasi, and S.A. Ahmed, "Optical properties of cooled Rhodamine B in Ethanol," Journal of Optical Society of America B, Vol. 8, PP. 1807-1810, Sep. 1991.

[146] M. A. Ali, B. Panoutsopoulos, and S.A. Ahmed, "On the feasibility of generating tunable cw argon laser pumped energy transfer dye laser emission in the near IR spectral region," Journal of Applied Optics, Vol. 30, PP. 312-316, Jan. 1991.

[147] M. A. Ali, and S.A. Ahmed, "Temperature effects in Rh-B dyes and improvements in CW dye laser performance," Journal of Laser Chemistry, Vol. 11, PP. 31-38, 1991.

[148] B. Panoutsopoulos, M. A. Ali, and S.A. Ahmed, "CW energy transfer dye laser in the near Infrared," CLEO 91, Proceedings, Session CTHR3, PP. 429-430, Washington DC, 1991.

[149] M. A. Ali, J. Moghaddasi, and S.A. Ahmed, "Examinations of Temperature effects on the lasing characteristics of Rhodamine CW dye lasers," Journal of Applied Optics, Vol. 29, PP. 3945-3949, Sep. 1990.

[150] M. A. Ali and S. Ahmed, "Reflectance of an absorbing medium for incident light of arbitrary polarization: Correlation between the oscillatory behavior and the complex e plane," Journal of Applied Optics, Vol. 29, PP. 4633-4637, Nov. 1990.

[151] M. A. Ali, M. Elmassry, and S.A. Ahmed, "Practical method for obtaining spectral distribution of gain in energy transfer dye lasers," Journal of Applied Optics, Vol. 29, PP. 4494-4498, Oct. 1990.

[152] S. Ahmed, B. Panoutsopoulos and M. A. Ali, "CW energy transfer dye laser in the near Infrared, Simulation and experimental results," Laser 90, San Diego, CA, October 1990.

[153] M. A. Ali, S.A. Ahmed and K. Mitwally "Fluorescence and gain predictions in laser dye mixtures," Journal of Applied Optics, Vol. 28, PP. 3708-3712, Sep. 1989.

[154] M. A. Ali, S. Ahmed and A. Chokhavatia "Examinations of a generalized model for radiationless energy transfer dyes. Comparisons of theory and experiments," Journal of Chemical Physics, 91, PP. 2892-2897, Sep. 1989.

[155] M. A. Ali, and S. Ahmed "Comprehensive Examinations of radiationless energy transfer models in dyes. Comparisons of theory and experiments," Journal of Chemical Physics, 90, PP. 1484-1491, Feb. 1989.

[156] S. Ahmed, M. A. Ali, K. Mitwally, and M. El-Massry "Optical refractive and reflective properties of resonantly absorbing medium," Journal of Chemical Physics, 91, PP. 3838-3845, Oct. 1989.