Phone: (778) 782 - 4095
Office: TASC1 - 9221
Address: School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Canada V5A 1S6
I am a professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, where I lead the Network and Multimedia Systems Lab (NMSL). My current research interests include:
- Multimedia Systems and Machine Learning
- Mobile and Wireless Video Streaming
- Immersive Video Processing and Delivery
- Network Systems and Protocols
Research Publications Teaching Awards Short Bio
Mohamed Hefeeda is a Professor in the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada, where he leads the Network Systems Lab. His research interests include multimedia networking over wired and wireless networks, mobile multimedia, and AI and multimedia systems. In 2011, he was awarded one of the prestigious NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS), which are granted to a select group of distinguished researchers from all Science and Engineering disciplines in Canada. His research on mobile video streaming has resulted in multiple patents and conference awards (e.g., ACM MMSys Best Paper, ACM Multimedia Best Demo, and IEEE Innovation Best Paper), and has been featured in several news venues, including ACM Tech News, World Journal News, and CTV British Columbia. (Check our News page for more info and links.)
Dr. Hefeeda has co-authored more than 130 refereed publications and multiple granted patents. He maintains strong ties with industrial partners such as AMD, Huawei, CBC, Nokia, and Cisco, where some of his research software systems have been used.
Dr. Hefeeda served as the Director of the School of Computing Science at SFU between 2018 and 2023, where he led a major faculty renewal and expansion process. Under his leadership, the School hired 25 faculty members, introduced a new Professional Master's program in Cybersecurity, and subsantially increasd its graduate and undergraduate enrollments. Between 2017 and 2018, he served as the Associate Director for Research and Industry Relations for the School and the Director of its Professional Master's Program. While on leave from SFU, Dr. Hefeeda helped with the creation of the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), which has grown to a high-quality research institution in the Middle East with more than 100 researchers and engineers.
He has served on the editorial boards of premier journals such as the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), where he was named the Best Associate Editor in 2014. He has served on the organization committees and/or co/chaired several international conferences such as ACM MMSys, ACM MM—Systems Track, ICME, and NOSSDAV,
In 2010, Dr. Hefeeda co-founded Video Semantics in the U.S., which received over $1M in funding from the National Science Foundation and other agencies and its technology was later acquired.
Dr. Hefeeda received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, USA in 2004, and M.Sc. and B.Sc. from Mansoura University, Egypt in 1997 and 1994, respectively.