Dr Magdi S. Mahmoud

Distinguished Professor

Office: 22/424

Phone: 966-13-860-7516

Fax: 966-13-860-2965

Email: msmahmoud(at)kfupm.edu.sa​

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  • PhD, Systems Engineering, Cairo Univ., Egypt, 1974
  • MSc, Electronic Engineering, Cairo Univ., Egypt, 1972
  • BSc, Communications Engineering, Cairo Univ., Egypt, 1968


  • CIE-302 Linear Control Systems
  • CIE-315 Signals and Systems
  • CIE-318 Digital Systems
  • SCE- 507 Linear Multivariable Systems
  • SCE- 517 Nonlinear Control Systems
  • SCE- 529 Decentralized Control
  • SCE- 614 Robust Control
  • SCE- 691 Distributed Energy Systems

Research Interests

  • Networked control systems
  • Interconnected control systems
  • Robust control
  • Time-delay systems
  • Fault-tolerant systems
  • Microgrid systems
  • Distributed control and filtering

Honors and Awards

  • Co-Winner of the Most Cited Paper Award 2009 for the paper "Robust Filtering for Jumping Systems with Mode-Dependent Delays, Signal Processing, vol. 86, no. 1, 2006, pp. 140-152.
  • The paper Asynchronous H-infinity filtering of discrete-time switched systems, Author(s): Mahmoud Magdi S.; Shi Peng, Source: Signal Processing, vol. 92(10), pp. 2356-2364, Oct. 2012 was selected top 4 among 40 best papers in Electrical & Electronic Engineering by the Web of Science | ISI in July 2012.
  • Interviewed for "People in Control", IEEE Control Systems Magazine, vol. 34, no. 3, August 2010, pp.  27-29.
  • Guest Editor for the issue “Neural Networks and Intelligence Systems in Neurocomputing”, Sino-American Scholars Online http://www.expertsociety.org/en/SpeciaIssuesInfo.aspx?id=166.
  • Recipient of the BEST RESEARCH PROJECT AWARD, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, (2009), (2012), Saudi Arabia.
  • Awarded the DISTINGUISHED FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Systems Engineering Department, KFUPM, (2009) and (2013), Saudi Arabia.

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), UK.
  • Senior Member, Institute of the Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA.
  • Member, Council of Engineering Institutions, UK.
  • Member, Egyptian Engineers Society, EGYPT.
  • Member, Kuwaiti Engineers Society, KUWAIT.
  • Member, Operations Research Society of Egypt, Egypt.
  • Member, Sigma XI, USA.
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, New York, USA.


  • Mahmoud, MS, (Multiagent Systems: Introduction and Coordination Control), CRC Publishers-Taylor and Francis Group, New York, 2020.
  • Mahmoud, MS and Xia Y, (Cloud Control Systems: Analysis, Design and Estimation), Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, Brazil, 2020.
  • Mahmoud, MS and Xia, Y, Networked Control Systems: Cloud Control and Secure Control. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2019.
  • Mahmoud, MS, Fuzzy Control: Estimation and Diagnosis. Springer, Cham, 2017.
  • Mahmoud, MS and AL-Sunni, FM, Control and Optimization of Distributed Generation Systems, Springer-Verlag, UK, May 2015.
  • Magdi S. Mahmoud, Control and Estimation Methods over Communication Networks, Springer-Verlag, UK, 2014.
  • Magdi S. Mahmoud and Yuanqing Xia, Networked Filtering and Fusion in Wireless Sensor Networks), CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), New York, 2014.
  • Magdi S. Mahmoud and Yuanqing Xia, Analysis and Synthesis of Fault Tolerant Systems, John Wiley, UK, 2013.
  • Magdi S. Mahmoud, Distributed Control and Filtering for Industrial Systems, IET Press, UK, 2012.
  • Magdi S. Mahmoud and Yuanqing Xia, Applied Control Systems Design: State-Space Methods, Springer-Verlag, UK, 2012.
  • Magdi S. Mahmoud (Editor) Advanced Discrete Time Systems, InTech Open Access Publishers, Europe, 2012.
  • Magdi S. Mahmoud Decentralized Systems with Design Constraints, Springer-Verlag, UK, 2011.
  • Magdi S. Mahmoud Switched Time-Delay Systems, Springer-Verlag, Boston, 2010.
  • Magdi S. Mahmoud Decentralized Control and Filtering in Interconnected Dynamical Systems, CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), New York, 2010. 

Book Chapters

  1. Magdi S. Mahmoud, ”Coordinated Control Methods of Waste Water Treatment Process”, Chapter 41 in the book Electrical Engineering and Applied Computing, edited by S. I. Ao and L. Gelman, Springer-Verlag, pp. 515-528, September 2011.
  2. Faisal A. Al-Nasser and Magdi S. Mahmoud, ”Robust Wireless Sensors Network Application: A Decentralized Approach for Traffic Control and Management” Chapter 16 in the book Wireless Sensor Networks Technology and Applications, InTech Open Access Publishers, pp. 347-374, July 2012.
  3. Li Dai, Y. Xia, Mengyin Fu and Magdi S. Mahmoud, ”Discrete-Time Model Predictive Control” Chapter 4 in the book Advances in Discrete-Time Systems, edited by Magdi S Mahmoud, InTech Open Access Publishers, pp. 865-876, 2013.
  4. Magdi S. Mahmoud and Haris M. Khalid, ”Closed-loop Identification of Uncertain Systems”, Chapter XX in the book Signal Processing- New Research, edited by Ganesh Naik, pp. 515-528, 2013.
  5. Magdi S. Mahmoud, ”A Novel Feedback Control Approach for Networked Systems with Probabilistic Delays”, Chapter 25 in the book Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science: Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2013, Gi-Chul Yang, Sio-Iong Ao and Len Gelman (Editors), pp. 355-370, 2014.

Invited Talks

  1. Invited Speaker to Texas A & M University-Qatar, Electrical Engineering Department, April 23-30, 2009
  2. Invited Speaker to Beijing Institute of Technology, Automatic Control Department, China, (Distributed Control Methods), July 15-31, 2009.
  3. Invited Speaker to Kuwait University, Electrical Engineering Department, November 17-24, 2009.
  4. Keynote Speaker to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Al-Ain University, Al-Ain, UAE, May 2010.
  5. Invited Scholar to Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Automation, July 15-31, 2009, July 17- August 2, 2010, July 4- July 21, 2011, June 3-20, 2012, May 31 - June 18, 2013, March 3 - March 6, 2014.
  6. Invited Speaker to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, March 24- April 1, 2011
  7. Invited Speaker to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, October 23-November 11, 2012.
  8. Invited Scholar to Yanshan University, Institute of Electrical Engineering, (A New Feedback Design for Networked Systems with Probabilistic Delays) June 4- June 5, 2013, August 1-3, 2014.
  9. Invited Speaker to University of Science and Technology Beijing, School of Mathematics and Physics, June 19, 2013, March 7, 2014.
Dr Magdi S. Mahmoud

Distinguished Professor