Mohamed Nafea

Mohamed Nafea

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

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Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 328
Phone: 313-993-1959
Mohamed Nafea headshot
Areas of Expertise:
Machine/Deep Learning
Probability Theory
Wireless Communications
Signal Processing
Estimation Theory
Computer Networks


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University-University Park, 2018
  • M.A. in Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University-University Park, 2017
  • M.Sc. in Wireless Communication, Nile University, Egypt, 2012
  • B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, 2010


Mohamed Nafea has been an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Detroit Mercy since Fall 2020. After graduating with his Ph.D. at Penn State, Nafea spent a year as a postdoc at Georgia Tech.

Nafea’s research interests lay at the intersection of information theory, data science and machine learning. He gets very excited about problems that have societal and social impact, including, but not limited to, information security and privacy, fairness, machine transparency and causal inference.


    Areas of Research

    • Information Theory
    • Information Security and Privacy
    • Algorithmic Fairness
    • Causal Structure Learning
    • Machine Learning