Hoda El-Sayed

Hoda El-Sayed

Hoda El-Sayed PROFESSOR Dept of Computer Science

Phone 301-860-3964 helsayed@bowiestate.edu

Main Campus Computer Science Bldg, Room 325

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  • D.Sc., Computer Science, The George Washington University, DC
  • M.Sc., Computer Science, New Mexico State University, NM

Areas of Expertise

High-Performance Computing and Applications, Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, Parallel Processing Systems and Computer Architecture, Data Science


Dr. Hoda El-Sayed is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Bowie State University.  Dr. El-Sayed’s research interests include Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, High-Performance Computing and Programming.  She received her D.Sc. in Computer Science from The George Washington University. Prior to joining Bowie State University, Dr. El-Sayed was a researcher in the High-Performance Computing Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

El-Sayed has published many refereed research articles and her publications appeared in prestigious venues such the IEEE Transactions and the IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS).  Dr. El-Sayed’s research has been supported by Federal agencies including the National Security Agency and Department of Defense.

Dr. El-Sayed is the founding Director of the Center for High-Performance Information Processing (CHIP), a BSU interdisciplinary high-performance computing research center, which is the home to the BSU state-of-the-art Cray-XC-40 Supercomputer (Sphinx).

Research Interests

Primary Research Theme: Artificial Intelligence

Primary Research Expertise

  • High-Performance Computing with Data Science

Primary Research Projects

  1. Voice Recognition for Mental Health Patients
  2. Prevention of Data Breach in Cloud Applications
  3. Lung Cancer Detection Using Deep Ensemble Learning
  4. Parkinson Prediction with Trust
  5. Pediatric Pleuropulmonary Blastoma Detection
  6. Machine Learning in Determining Dementia

Significant Funding Sources

  • NSF Grant for High-Performance Intelligent Data Science Institute

Bios of Students

  • Tanvi Patel, Staphord Bengesi, Sahar Almenwer, George Idoko, Tolulope Oshuntoye, Uchenna Ndolo: Doctoral students working on various cybersecurity and data science projects.

Secondary Research Interests:

  • Enhancing STEM Education in the Department of Computer Science

Secondary Research Projects:

  • DSEC Project (DoD STEM Education Consortium)

Service Interests

  • Women in High Performance Computing (WHPC)
  • STEM education
  • Women in Computing

Awards & Honors

  • Principal Investigator: NSF HBCU-RISE: High-Performance Intelligent Data Science Institute (HIDI) Grant, $1M May 2021-May 2024.
  • Awarded Best Paper Award titled: “Optimizing Performance in Migrating Data Between Non-Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Using Parallel Computing”.  In the 20th IEEE Conference on   
     High Performance Computing and Communication (HPCC-2018), Exeter, UK, June 2018.
  • Awarded University System of Maryland Board of Regents Faculty Award for Excellence in  Innovation, 2016.
  • Awarded College of Arts and Science Outstanding Faculty Award, 2016
  • Principal Investigator: DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black  Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation Grant $445,450, October 2014 – October 2017.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • IEEE Senior Member
  • ACM Member

Other Resources

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