Name: Haidy Elghamrawy
Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering
University(s) / College(s) Attended: Cairo University, Queen’s University
Education / Degree(s): BS.c. (Electronics and Communications Engineering '09), MS.c. (Engineering Mathematics and Physics '13), Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering '19)
Current Job Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor/ Postdoctoral Fellow
Current Employer: Queen’s University/ Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC)
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Fun Facts About Me
Share one fun fact about yourself: I love cooking food from around the world.
The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?: My mum is my role model. I was always inspired by her love and dedication to her Academic Engineering Profession. She taught me to be ambitious and to work hard to follow my dreams. I was always impressed by how she was always able to maintain a good work-life balance.
Why did you choose to study engineering?: Since I was a child, I have always had a passion for Mathematics, problem solving and how things work. That’s originally what motivated me to pursue a career in Engineering.
How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?: Currently, I work as a researcher and a lecturer. I teach students to be creative, innovative, critical thinkers and problem solvers. My research involves working on projects that are exploring new methodologies for the realization of autonomous vehicles. In these projects I utilize all the technical skills that I have learned during my education, in addition to problem-solving, critical thinking, leadership and teamwork skills that I have exercised during my undergraduate and graduate studies.
What do you love most about your career?: I truly love and enjoy everything about my career. I love teaching and interacting with students. I enjoy research, solving real-life problems with creative and innovative ideas.
What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?: Follow your passion, dream big and believe in yourself. All it takes is some handwork, persistence, and resilience; and your dreams will come true.