Yousri Elgamal is the former Minister of Education in Egypt. He is a professor of engineering and computer science and a senior advisor at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST). He chairs a number of organizations, among them are the Scientific Society for Computers, the Society of Friends of Music and Arts, and the Egyptian Yacht Club in Alexandria. He is also a Board Member of the Special Studies and the Planetarium Science Centers at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
Elgamal led the Board of Trustees of the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (2010-2014), and he was appointed as Senior Advisor to the National Institute of Telecommunications between 2011 – 2013. He served as Vice-President of the Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) for Education and Scientific Research during 1997 and 2005, after acting as the founding Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology Academy between 1990 and 1997, the founding chairman of the Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering at the Academy throughout 1987 and 1990, and the Vice President for Information at the Academy between 1985 and 1987.
He brings almost a decade of specialized teaching experience as a lecturer at the International Atomic Energy Agency, between 1971 and 1977, after assuming the functions of a Radar Engineer in the Egyptian Air Defense Forces, from 1968 to 1971.
Elgamal holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Ain Shams University. He also acquired a diploma in nuclear electronics from Italy, after graduating from Alexandria University with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. He was awarded Richard Merwin Award for the Best Researcher in 1984.