Lobna Said

 Lobna Said
  • Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering

Areas of Expertise:
Fractional order circuits and systems; Chaos theory and nonlinear systems; Encryption; Bio-impedance modelling; Analog and digital memristive systems

Membership:
since 2020

Contact

Nile University, Egypt

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department of Electrical Communication and Electronics
Nile University
26th of July Corridor - Sheikh Zayed City
Giza, 12588, Egypt

+202 38541757
Lsaid(at)nu.edu.eg
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About me

I am Co-Principal Investigator of two nationally-funded research projects in Egypt about wastewater treatment and smart irrigation in the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) era. My research involves a wide range of interdisciplinary concepts drawn from mathematics, circuit theory and modelling, statistics, bio-impedance, chaos theory, and security and encryption, among others. It also integrates theoretical and experimental aspects of IoT, renewable energy, the design and application of mem-elements, and water management and agriculture.

AGYA membership allows me to extend my professional and cross-cultural experience to the international level, interacting with diverse people from different disciplinary and research backgrounds.

AGYA provides a unique platform for debating and analysing new technologies and developing dialogue-based responses.

I wish to improve my science communication skills and increase public awareness of the relevance of science for society. As a teacher, the personal growth I gain from AGYA’s training and research activities improves my ability to offer guidance and help empower my (female) students, regardless of their ethnic and social backgrounds. I am grateful for the funding opportunities offered by AGYA, which enable innovative interdisciplinary research.


Academic career
2020 - 2024 Affiliate Member of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).
2020 - 2021 Co-Chair of the Egyptian Young Academy of Science (EYAS), ASRT, Egypt
2020 Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
2019 - 2022 Member of the Egyptian Young Academy of Science (EYAS), ASRT, Egypt
2019 State Encouragement Award in Engineering Science, Egypt
2018/19, 2019/20 Dr. Hazem Ezzat Prize for Outstanding Researcher, Nile University, Egypt
2018 - today Vice-chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Egypt Chapter
2017 Excellence Award from the Center for the Development of Higher Education and Research for 2016, Egypt
2016 - today Assistant Professor, Electrical Communication and Electronics, Nile University, Egypt
2016 Assistant Professor, Electronics Department, German University in Cairo, Egypt
2012 - 2016 Ph.D. in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt
2011 - 2016 Assistant Lecturer, Mathematics and Electronics Departments, German University in Cairo, Egypt
2007 - 2011 M.Sc. in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

 


On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
Ahmed G. Radwan, Ahmed S. Elwakil and A. M. Soliman (2009), ‘On the generalization of second-order filters to the fractional-order domain’

Ahmed G. Radwan, Sherif H. AbdElHaleem, Salwa K. Abd-El-Hafiz (2016), ‘Symmetric encryption algorithms using chaotic and non-chaotic generators: A review’

Ahmed AboBakr, Lobna A. Said, Ahmed H. Madian, Ahmed S. Elwakil, Ahmed G. Radwan (2017), ‘Experimental comparison of integer/fractional-order electrical models of plant’

Favourite novel:
Call of the Unknown by Mahmoud Taymour (1948)

The scientist from my country you should know:
Prof. Ahmed G. Radwan, Engineering mathematics