Ahmed Elhamy Mostafa
Ahmed Elhamy Mostafa was a participant in the 2017 UBC Three Minute Thesis competition, with his presentation, “The Internet of Things (IoT): The Internet of My New Friends”.
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
When I was a student, I dreamed of pursuing a job in academia since I looked at teaching and research as an approach to bring positive change to the students and the society. After getting my B.Sc. degree, my first job was a research and development engineer where I enjoyed doing research that had industrial perspective. I found my passion in doing research so I pursued a graduate degree.
Why did you decide to study at UBC?
Because I believe that the electrical and computer engineering department at UBC is the right place to develop my research skills and quality.
What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?
The magnificent nature. Vancouver is an amazing mosaic of greenery, water, and mountains.
What aspect of your graduate program do you enjoy the most or are looking forward to with the greatest curiosity?
I enjoy that the quality of my research is developing. I enjoy learning new concepts that help push the boundaries of what I can do.
What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?
Hiking, playing soccer and watching documentaries
What advice do you have for new graduate students?
Time management is very crucial. Learn as much as you can during your graduate degree (Basic science as math is important) and do not be afraid of learning new things. And do not miss the chance of enjoying Vancouver especially when it is sunny.