PhD, Assistant Professor, MIEEE, PMP®

Head, Bureau of Urban and Infrastructure  
Coordinator (with the Rank of Vice President), Urban Dev't Cluster
Amhara National Regional State, Bahir Dar, ETHIOPIA

Former State Minister of FDRE MoD and FDRE MInT  

- Interests - Publications - Leadership & Services - Teaching - Honors - Contact -

Dr. Ahmedin M. Ahmed is currently the Head of Urban & Infrastrucutre Bureau as well as Coordinator of Urban Development Cluster (with the rank of Vice President) in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Prior, he served his country Ethiopia with higher government positions such as State Minister at Ministry of National Defence (Oct 2021 to Aug 2023), State Minister at Ministry of Innovation & Technology (June 2019 to Sept 2021). In addition, he is taking assignments in a number of governmental, political and public roles such as board of directors, committees, etc. Dr. Ahmedin has received his PhD degree from Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, PRC in 2014, the Master's degree in Software Engineering from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, in 2011, and the B.S. degree in Computer Science from Bahirdar University, Bahirdar, Ethiopia, in 2006. In 2018, as YALI fellow he obtained a Diploma in Public Managment from Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA. He authored/co-authored 25+ research papers in International reputable journals and conferences. He also co-authored one book chapter in his research area. In addition to the publications, he serves as invited reviewer for a number reputable and journals and conferences. He contributed to the academia by mentoring and advising Masters level students in Ethiopian Universities such as Jimma University, Gondar University, etc. He also co-advised PhD candidates in Etho-France and Ethio-German Sandwich programs. His research interests include smart cities, IT infrastructure, mobile and social computing, algorithm design, software engineering, IoTs, big data, artificial intelligence, cyber security and ERP. Dr. Ahmedin is a certified project manager (PMP) and ITIL-F certified professional. He is an active Member of IEEE since 2013.
What is NEW!
[09/2023] Dr. Ahmedin has been appointed by Amhara Regional Council as Coordinator of Urban Dev't Cluster (with the Rank of Vice President) and Head of Urban & Infrastructure Bureau for Amhara National Regional State, Bahirdar - ETHIOPIA.
[03/2022] Dr. Ahmedin has been elected as Ethiopia's ruling Prosperity Party Central Committee (CC) Member at the first congress of the party.
[10/2021] Dr. Ahmedin has been appointed as State Minister at the Ministry of National Defence by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed.
[02/2019] Dr. Ahmedin has been appointed as State Minister at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology by Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed.
[04/2019] Ethiopia Innovate Week 2019! Ethiopia Innovate Week 2019 to be held from June 6 - June 12, 2019 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. MinT is organizing this Ethiopia's largest and most extensive week with ICT Expo, Startup Ethiopia, IAD Summit and National STI Award.
[02/2019] Dr. Ahmedin has been appointed as Director General of National ICT Development and Administration Sector at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology by Dr.-Ing Getahun Mekuria (Minister, MinT).
[06/2018] 2018 Master Thesis Open Call! Five 2018 Master Thesis calls are open for application under the supervision of Dr. Ahmedin and his colleagues (click here for details).
[04/2018] Dr. Ahmedin has been selected to participate on the 2018 Mandella Washington Fellowship (a flagship program of YALI) and placed at Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA from June 20-August 20, 2018.

[05/2017] Dr. Ahmedin became a Professional Member of the Project Management Institute.

[06/2016] Dr. Ahmedin has been appointed as Scientific Director of Kombolcha Institute of Technology (with the rank of Vice President for Wollo University) on a proposal from the President, Dr. Abate Getahun, and following a decision by the Administrative Board of the University.
[01/2015] Dr. Ahmedin reinstated at Wollo University to begin his academic tenure and propoted to Assistant Professor of Computing.
[10/2014] Ahmedin successfully defended his PhD thesis on Data Management Middleware Protocols for Ad hoc Social Networks (click here to see the thesis).
Research Interests
STI, Smart Cities and IT Infrastructure
Smart city technologies, policy, governance, management, communication, infrastructure, future trends
Mobile Social Networks
vehicular social networks, ad hoc social networks, socially-aware networking, intelligent systems
Big Data
data science, data analytics, health data, scholarly big data, urban big data, knowledge graph, digital libraries
Computational Social Science
social informatics, human behaviour, network science, science of success, social computing and networking
Software Engineering
human computer interaction, programming languages analysis, software design, testing, documentation
Publications (Google Scholar Citations)
Habtamu Mohammed Birhanie, Mohammed Ayoub Messous, Sidi-Mohammed Senouci, El-Hassane Aglzim, and Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed. MDP-based Resource Allocation Scheme towards a Vehicular Fog Computing with Energy Constraints , FUTURMOB'18, 58000 Nevers, France, 2018.
Satish Anamalamudi, Abdur Rashid Sangi, Mohammed Alkatheiri, and Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed. AODV Routing Protocol for Cognitive Radio Access Based Internet of Things (IoT), Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 83, 2018, pp: 228-238; DOI: 10.1016/j.future.2017.12.060
Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmedin, Xiangjie Kong, Li Liu, Feng Xia, Saeid Abolfazli, Zohreh Sanaei, and Amr Tolba. BoDMaS: Bio-inspired Selfishness Detection and Mitigation in Data Management for Ad-hoc Social Networks, Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 55, 2017, pp: 119-131; DOI: 10.1016/j.adhoc.2016.09.013
Feng Xia, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Laurence Tianruo Yang, and Zhongxuan Luo. Community-based Event Dissemination with Optimal Load Balancing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 64, No. 7, July 2015, pp: 1857-1869; DOI: 10.1109/TC.2014.2345409
Feng Xia, Li Liu, Jie Li, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Laurence Tianruo Yang, and Jianhua Ma. BEEINFO: An Interest-based Forwarding Scheme Using Artificial Bee Colony for Socially-aware Networking, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 64, No.3, pp: 1188-1200, 2015, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2014.2305192
Li Liu, Qiuyuan Yang, Xiangjie Kong, Hannan Bin Liaqat, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Nakema Deonauth, Feng Xia. Com-BIS: A Community-based Barter Incentive Scheme in Socially Aware Networking, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol. 11, No.8, 2015, DOI: 10.1155/2015/671012
Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Qiuyuan Yang, Nana Yaw Asabere, Tie Qiu, Feng Xia. ComPAS: Maximizing Data Availability With Replication in Ad-hoc Social Networks, The 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Seoul, Korea, April 7-11, 2014.
Feng Xia, Jie Li, Qiuyuan Yang, Jiannong Cao, Li Liu, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed. Data Dissemination Using Interest Tree in Socially Aware Networking, Computer Networks, Vol. 91, pp: 495-507, 2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2015.08.047.
Feng Xia, Hannan Bin Liaqat, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Li Liu, Jianhua Ma, Runhe Huang, Amr Tolba. User Popularity-based Packet Scheduling for Congestion Control in Ad-hoc Social Networks, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Vol.82, No.1, pp: 93-112, 2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.jcss.2015.07.002.
Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Feng Xia, Qiuyuan Yang, Hannan Bin Liaqat, Zhikui Chen, Tie Qiu. Bacteria Inspired Mitigation of Selfish Users in Ad-hoc Social Networks, The 15th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Philadelphia, PA, USA, August 11-14, 2014.
Behrouz Jedari, Feng Xia, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Poria Pirozmand, and Yashar Najaflou. [BOOK CHAPTER] Chapter 11: Using Social Network Analysis (SNA) to Design Socially Aware Network Solutions in Delay-tolerant Networks (DTNs), in: Advances in delay-tolerant networks (DTNs), edited by J.J.P.C Rodrigues, Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials, No. 67, 2014, DOI: 10.1533/9780857098467.2.200.
Hannan Bin Liaqat, Qiuyuan Yang, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Zhenzhen Xu, Tie Qiu, Feng Xia. A Social Popularity Aware Scheduling Algorithm for Ad-hoc Social Networks, The 11th International Joint Conference on Computer Sciences and Software Engineering (JCSSE), Pattay City, Thailand, May 14-16, 2014.
Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed. Data Management Middleware Protocols in Ad-hoc Social Networks, PhD Dissertation, Dalian University of Technology, Nov. 2014.
Hannan Bin Liaqat, Feng Xia, Jianhua Ma, Laurence Tianruo Yang, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, and Nana Yaw Asabere. Social Similarity-aware TCP with Collision Avoidance in Ad-hoc Social Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, 2014; DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2014.2305191
Feng Xia, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Laurence Tianruo Yang, Jianhua Ma, Joel Rodrigues. Exploiting Social Relationship to Enable Efficient Replica Allocation in Ad-hoc Social Networks. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 25(12): 3167-3176, 2014; DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2013.2295805
Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Tie Qiu, Feng Xia, Behrouz Jedari, and Saeid Abolfazli. Event-Based Mobile Social Networks: Services, Technologies and Applications, IEEE Access, Vol. 2, pp: 500-513, 2014; DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2014.2319823
Hannan Bin Liaqat, Feng Xia, Qiuyuan Yang, Zhenzhen Xu, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Azizur Rahim. Bio-inspired Packet Dropping in Socially-aware Ad-hoc Networks, International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2014; DOI: 10.1002/dac.2857
Nana Yaw Asabere, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed. Towards Enhancing Quality in Education through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), International Journal of Computer Applications, Vol. 62, No. 8, pp: 10-18, 2013.
Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Feng Xia, Nana Yaw Asabere, Hannan Bin Liaqat, Jie Li. Social Community-Partition Aware Replica Allocation in Ad-hoc Social Networks, The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (IEEE CPSCom), pp: 834-841, Beijing, China, Aug 21-23, 2013.
Feng Xia, Nana Yaw Asabere, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Jing Li, and Xiangjie Kong. Mobile Multimedia Recommendation in Smart Communities: A Survey, IEEE Access, vol.1, pp.606-624, 2013
Leadership & Professional Activities
Board Chairman for Amhara Construction Works Enterprise (starting November 2023)
Urban Dev't Cluster Coordinator (with the Rank of Vice President) and Head of Bureau of Urban & Infrastructure for Amhara Region, Ethiopia (From Sept 2023 onwards)
State Minister of Construction Sector at Ministry of National Defence (From Oct 2021 to Sept 2023)
State Minister of ICT and Digital Economy Sector at Ministry of Innovation and Technology (from 06/2019-10/2021)

Board of Directors and Supervisory Board Leadership for numerous institutions, including e.g.:

- Werabe University (Chairman, active)

- Nigat Corporate

- Bahirdar University - Institute of Technology (Active Member)

- Amhara Media Coorporation (starting March 2022, Vice Chairman)

- National Defense Sport Club - Mechal (Chairman, term ended)

- Adama Sceince and Technology University (Member, term ended)

- Ethiopian Postal Service Enterprise (Member, term ended)

- Samara University (Chairman, term ended)

Director General of ICT Development and Administration at Ministry of Innovation and Technology (from 02/2019-06/2019)
Manager, Ethiopia Innovate Week 2019
Scientific Director of Kombolcha Institute of Technology, With the Rank of Vice President for Wollo University (from 07/2016-01/2019)
Member of National Science, Technology and Innovation ICT Roadmap Development Team (appointed by FDRE MOST)
Deputy Scientific Director, Kombolcha Institute of Technology, Wollo University (from 04/2016-06/2016)
Director of ICT Directorate, Wollo University (from 04/2015-04/2016)
Head of Public Relations and Advocacy, International Students Union, Dalian University of Technology (from 03/2013-10/2014)
International Conference Session Chair, IEEE CPSCom 2013
Program Committee Member: many International Conferences such as ICSN 2016
Technical Program Committee: many International Conferences such as EICTC 2018

Invited Reviewer for numerous prestigious journals, including e.g.:

- IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics on Computing (Imapct Factor: 3.83)

- IEEE Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (Impact Factor: 2.28)

- Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Impact Factor: 3.99)
- Future Generation Computer Systems (Impact Factor: 4.64)

- IEEE Systems Journals (Impact Factor: 3.88)

Post-graduate Students Advisor/Co-Advisor (Selected):

- Co-advisor of PhD Candidate Habtamu Mohammed Birhanie at University of Burgundy, France (work completed - Vehicular Fog Computing)

- Co-advisor of PhD Candidate Abdu Seid Ahmed at Otto von Guericke University, Germany (work on progress - Scholarly Big Data)

- Advisor of MSc Student Lemma Misgan at University of Gondar, Ethipia (work completed - Vehicular Social Networks)

- Advisor of MSc Student Andualem Chekol at Jimma University, Ethiopia (work completed - Delay-tolerant Social Networks)

- Advisor of MSc Student Endale Mengesha at Jimma University, Ethiopia (work completed - Incentive Scheme for Social Aware Networks)

Trainings and Certifications:

- Public Management Track, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA (from 20 June - 03 August 2018)

- Digital Identity Certificate, Digital Frontiers Institute, April 2019

- Higher Education Leadership Training, GIZ STEP Program, Osnabruck University of Applied Sciences, Germany (from 15 February - June 20, 2017)

- ITIL-F Certified

- PMP Certified

- Certified Logistics and Supplies Chain Management Professional

Dean of Informatics Faculty, Wollo University (from 10/2007-04/2009)
Research in Computer Science (2015), Telecom (2016), Information Systems Security (2016); for undergraduates in Computer Science
Complex Systems (2014), Wireless Communications (2015 onwards), Network Security (2016 onwards), Data Warehousing (2016 onwards), Project Management (2018 onwards); for masters students
Selected Honors & Awards
Mandella Washington Fellow, 2018
PMI Professional Member, 2017
GIZ STEP HCD Certificate of Higher Education Leadership and Management Achievement, 2017
IEEE Member, 2015
Outstanding Research Performance Award, Alpha Lab, School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, 2014
Liaoning Provincial Government Scholarship, 2011
Chinese Government Scholarship, 2009
Outstanding Research Paper and Presentation for Masters and PhD Students Competition, LBS 2010
Contact Info

Mailing Address: Bureau of Urban and Infrastructure, Amhara National Regional State, Bahirdar 725, Ethiopia





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