The National Telecommunications Institute (NTI) was founded in 1984 to be a center of excellence for telecommunications systems, technologies, policies and management. It is a scientific, training and research institution affiliated to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt with the following objectives: (1) To provide high quality, advanced postgraduate engineering education and training in the field of telecommunications. (2) To conduct and sponsor research in the field of telecommunications. (3)To provide technical and policy expertise. (4) To organize seminars, workshops and conferences. (5) To cooperate with regional and international organizations. NTI comprises five scientific departments: Computers Department, Networks Department, Transmission Department, Electronics Department, Switching Department. NTI facilities: a scientific library with more than 6000 references and text books, 3 conference halls that can seat up to 150 persons each, 17 laboratories and training classes and 3 large meeting rooms, an E-learning center that can provide educational and training programs via Internet to participants. NTI grants two years post graduate diploma in information and communications engineering, accredited by the supreme council of Egyptian universities. NTI has 2 campuses in Egypt at Nasr City and Smart Village.NTI Website: www.nti.sci.eg
Dr. Magdy S. El-Soudani received his B.Sc. and M.S. from Cairo University in 1978 and 1980 respectively, and his Doctorate d' Ingenieur from ENST, Paris, France in 1983.
A professor of communication at the Electronics and Communications Department, Faculty of Engineering. Also, he was the Deputy Director of the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) of Egypt.
Senior Member (SM) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Also member of the Consultation Board for Electrical Engineers, Egyptian Engineers' Syndicate. He is co-founder of the Scientific Society of Telecom Engineers (SSTE) in 1986, and member of the board of directors since that time. SSTE is an NGO society that cares about the Telecom sectors technical problems and skills of its engineers as well the influence of Telecom on the society.
His main fields of research include channel coding (Error Correcting Techniques), Security systems (with applications in Wireless Networks) . The current research work also includes but not limited to the Turbo and LPDC codes, Security Systems (including, identification schemes, intrusion detection, Firewalls, wireless security, ..) More than thirty papers have been published in specialized technical journals or presented at international conferences.