Mohamed Elsakhawy, Ph.D

I am a researcher and an industry expert in Cloud Computing. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario and my M.Sc in Electrical and Computer Engineering also from UWO. My areas of expertise are Cloud architecture, engineering, and networking.

I served as the Operational Lead of Compute Canada‘s Cloud National Team between 2017 and 2021. Over the years, I’ve been involved with the OpenInfra/OpenStack Project in multiple capacities, last was serving as the Vice-chair / Chair of the OpenStack User Committee between 2019 and 2020.

Below you can find a more details about me and my previous and current involvements.

Technical Talks:
Awards and Scholarships:
  • 2nd-Place Award, UWORCS Conference, Canada
  • Best Research Achievements Award, the CDS-Engineering Group, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award Nominee, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Corporate N.O.T.T Award. Autodata Solutions, Canada
  • Alexandria University Academic Excellence Certificates (all undergraduate years), Egypt
  • Corporate Achievement Award, Mobinil (Orange) Egypt
  • 1st Position Nationally in Electronics, Alexandria University Science Club Team, 2005 (Team Award)
  • 3rd Position Nationally in Programming, Alexandria University Science Club Team, 2007 (Team Award)
Teaching :
  • SE2250: Software Engineering – Software Construction
  • SE2203: Software Design
  • SE4472: Information Security


The opinions and articles in this blog are personal opinions of my own and are neither related to, nor endorsed by, any of my current or former employers