Amr Rizk

 Amr Rizk
  • Engineering,
  • Computer Sciences

Areas of Expertise:
Communication networks; Distributed systems

since 2019


University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems
Networks and Communication Systems Group
Gerlingstr. 16
45127 Essen

+49 731 5027005

About me

I am a tenured Professor at University Duisburg Essen, where I work on the topic of high-performance communication networks and distributed systems. My research focuses on stochastic modelling and optimization of networked systems. I serve as Principle Investigator for several research projects funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG), including: ‘Model-based Transition Planning and Prediction’, part of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1053 ‘MAKI–Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet’; the Transfer Project ‘DynSDN: Dynamisches Management von rekonfigurierbaren Industrie 4.0 Echtzeit-Kommunikationsnetzen mittels Software-definierter Infrastruktur’ (English: ‘Dynamic Management of Reconfigurable Industry 4.0 Real-time Communication Networks Using Software-defined Infrastructure’); and ‘SPINE: Stochastic Performance Bounds for Information-Centric Communication Networks’.

By participating in AGYA, I aim to significantly contribute to achieving shared objectives in innovation and technology between Germany and the Arab world.

My main goal is to strengthen Arab-German research cooperation, especially in the face of challenges, on topics such as connected energy, transport, and health infrastructure. With my background in the field of communication networking and distributed systems, as well as my experience in different interdisciplinary research projects, I aim to establish promising projects through AGYA on connected technologies with partners from the Arab world.

Academic career
2021 - today Professor of High Performance Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems Networks and Communication Systems Group, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
2019 - 2021 Junior Professor of Connected Mobility, Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology, Universität Ulm, Germany
2019 Habilitation, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
2016 - 2019 Head of Junior Research Group (Nachwuchsgruppenleiter) in the Multimedia Communications Lab (KOM), Technische Universität  Darmstadt, Germany
2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom
2009 - 2013 Researcher at the Institute for Communications Technology, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
2013 Dr.-Ing., Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
2008 Diploma in Industrial Engineering (Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing., M.Sc. equivalent) Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany


My Commitment to AGYA
AGYA Co-President (2020-2021)
Nomination Committee 'New AGYA Members' 2020, 2022
Founding Member Task Force 'Good Research Practices'

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach by James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross

Favourite novel:
Kleider machen Leute by Gottfried Keller

The scientist from my country you should know:
Konrad Zuse