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

  • High-Performance Computing
  • Data Science
  • Parallel Algorithms and Programming for Clusters and Scalable Systems
  • Multi Core Systems and Applications
  • PGAS Languages

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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