- Fulbright Award (2008)
Mohamed El-Sharkawy is a professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He received a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University in 1974, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Alexandria University in 1979, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1985. He joined IUPUI’s faculty in 1992 as an associate professor of electrical engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology and earned full professorship with tenure in 1995. El-Sharkawy founded the Internet of Things (IoT) Collaboratory at IUPUI in 2016 and has served as the director and project lead since 2017. He was also a founding member of Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology in Borg Al Arab, Alexandria, Egypt and served as their vice president and dean for research from 2009 to 2012. El-Sharkawy has served as a consultant for Motorola Inc. and FreeScale Inc. as well as a number of other large companies.
During the 2008-2009 academic year, El-Sharkawy received a U.S. Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research on video compression and eye tracking applications at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. He is the recipient of the Abraham M. Max Distinguished Professor Award from Purdue University in 1996 and the Prestigious External Award Recognition Award from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in 2009. El-Sharkawy also serves as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation and Fulbright Scholar Program. He is the author of four books supported by Motorola Inc. His interests and expertise include embedded systems, embedded autonomous systems, wireless communications, digital signal process and multimedia systems.