Akram Galal


Services as Networks (SaS)

Phd , Researcher

Phone: +34 936 45 29 00

Akram Galal obtained his Ph.D. in Network Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain in 2022. Prior to this, he received his M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Egypt in 2017. Akram’s academic journey also includes a post-graduate diploma in Computer Networks from the Information Technology Institute (ITI), Egypt in 2011, and a B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Alexandria, Egypt in 2010.

Currently, Akram holds the position of a Researcher at CTTC, the technological research center of telecommunications in Catalonia, Spain. His career trajectory includes roles as a Researcher at Fortiss, the research institute of the free state of Bavaria for software-intensive systems in Germany from 2022 to 2023. He has also served as a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Research Engineer at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain from 2017 to 2023. During his Ph.D. journey, Akram gained valuable international exposure as a Visiting Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA in 2019, and as a Visiting Researcher at the Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC) within Ghent University, Belgium in 2020. Furthermore, Akram has a rich background in the industry, having worked as a Solution Design Consultant at Tawasul Telecom, a leading Information and Communication Technology solutions provider in Kuwait from 2014 to 2017. Earlier in his career, he served as an Enterprise Networks Engineer at Telecom Egypt, the dominant Internet service provider in Egypt, from 2011 to 2014.

Akram’s expertise encompasses a wide array of technologies, and he holds multiple certifications in computer networks and information technology. He is deeply passionate about research, with a keen interest in areas such as the Internet of Things, Internet of Nano-Things, Edge Computing, Software-Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, and AI/ML for Data Communication.

Akram has actively contributed to numerous national and international research projects, collaborating with partners from academia and industry. These projects have received funding from the European Union (EU) such as 5GROUTES, MARSAL, and CODECO, as well as from the Spanish government such as TRUE5G and 5GCity. Additionally, he has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications in high-impact journals and conferences. Also, he is a regular peer reviewer for Nano Communication Networks (Elsevier) journal and IEEE Access journal