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Abbas El Gamal

Abbas El Gamal is an Egyptian American electrical engineer, educator, and entrepreneur. He is known best for his contributions to network information theory, FPGAs, and CMOS imaging sensors and systems. 

He was born on May, 30, 1950, in Cairo, Egypt, and founded, co-founded, and served on several advisory/directorial boards of semiconductor, EDA, and biotechnology startup companies. His work has been published in several notable journals. Currently, he is a Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. 

Before his rise to fame, Abbas received his Bachelor of Science Honors degree from Cairo University. He also earned a Masters in electrical engineering, and a Masters and PhD in statistics from Stanford University. 

Throughout his career, Abbas has received the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, the Claude E. Shannon Award from the IEEE Information Theory Society, and he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.


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