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.

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.

My current engagement in the Cloud industry focuses on large-scale multisite architecture, engineering, and networking. I am also an Adjunct Professor with UBC Electrical and Computer Engineering, where I work with CIRRUS Lab on Cloud Research.

Below you can find 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