Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

Dr. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik is associate professor at the School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) at the University of Ottawa. He is the director of the Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory (MCR Lab). He received his M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.) and PhD (Dr.-Ing.) degrees in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany in 1995, and 2001 respectively.

He has wide expertise in software engineering development of configurable and adaptable component-based multimedia modules and large-scale learning systems. He has led the development of a novel multimedia tele-collaborative environment (JASMINE). He has authored and co-authored two books and more than 50 publications in the areas of software engineering development of multimedia artefacts and shared environments. His research is supported among others by NSERC, CFI, OIT, the University of Ottawa, NCIT, ORNEC and CITO.

Dr. El Saddik is Associate Editor of the ACM Journal of Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC). He serves as chair of the program committee of several conferences and workshops related to multimedia communications. He is Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a founding member of the Arab Computer Society (ACS). He is the recent winner of the prestigious Premier’s Research Excellence Awards from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.


Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

University of Ottawa
TEL: 613-562-5800 #6277
FAX: 613-562-5664
E-mail: abed@mcrlab.uOttawa.ca