Abdelwahab Hamam

Assistant Professor

Office Location
Innovation, Science, and Technology Building, Room 2082, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Ottawa, 2013
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Ottawa, 2007
B.S. in Computer Engineering, University of Ottawa, 2004


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Dr. Abdelwahab Hamam is an assistant professor of computer science at Florida Polytechnic University. Before coming to Florida Poly, he was a teaching and research assistant at the University of Ottawa from 2005-13. He has more than 30 academic papers and pending patent applications as well as eight issued USPTO patents.



  • Haptic applications and technology
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Quality of experience for multimedia applications
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Software engineering


Professional Activities

  • Software engineering concentration advisor
  • Computer science search committee
  • Computer science concentration committee
  • University research award committee
  • Technical co-chair of the 2015 Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games (HAVE) Workshop
  • Co-organizer of the 2015 QoMEX Workshop special session on haptics quality of experience


Awards and Honors

  • Best paper award, 2015 Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX) workshop
  • Nicolas D. Georganas Best Paper Award,  2015 ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM)


Selected Publications

  • “A Quality of Experience Model for Haptic Virtual Environments” (TOMM vol.10, Issue 3).


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