Al-Masry, Mohammad

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Mohammad Al-Masry (born December 24, 1943) is an Egyptian-Canadian professor of computer engineering at the University of Waterloo and activist for Muslim causes. He is the current president of the Canadian Islamic Congress.

Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1943, he earned a B.Sc. degree from Cairo University in 1965. After moving to Canada, he continued his studies at the University of Ottawa, and in 1974 earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.

His area of specialty is digital integrated circuits and system design. From 1972 to 1974 he worked at Bell-Northern Research (which later became Nortel). Since 1974, he has taught at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers.

As a spokesman for Muslim causes through the Canadian Islamic Congress, he has been a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail. His remarks, especially those concerning the Israel-Palestine issue, have sometimes aroused controversy in Canadian media.

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