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About Almoataz Youssef Abdelaziz

Almoataz Y. Abdelaziz was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1963. He received the B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 1985, 1990 respectively and the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering according to the channel system between Ain Shams University, Egypt and Brunel University, England in 1996. He is currently a professor of electrical power engineering in Ain Shams University.
Dr. Abdelaziz has supervised more than 50 Ph. D. and. M. Sc. research work in his research areas which include the applications of artificial intelligence to power systems and protection and new evolutionary & heuristic optimization techniques in power systems operation, planning and control. He has authored or coauthored more than 230 refereed journal and conference papers and 10 books. Dr. Abdelaziz is a senior editor of Ain Shams Engineering Journal, editor od Electric Power Components & Systems Journal, member of the editorial board and a reviewer of technical papers in several international journals and conferences. He is also a senior member in IEEE, member in IET and the Egyptian Sub-Committees of IEC and CIGRE`.
Dr. Abdelaziz is expert in training field, and has been doing many training courses and consultants for more than 15 years in Egypt and Gulf area. He had a good experience in technical training in electrical power engineering field. He gave around 50 Industrial condensed courses for engineers, and technicians in Middle East Companies.
Dr. Abdelaziz has been awarded Ain Shams University Prize for distinct researches in 2002 and for international publishing in 2010, 2011 and 2012. He has been selected as the best researcher In Electrical Power & Machines Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt for the period from 2009 to 2012.

Research Interests

Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Power Systems and Protection and Applications of New Optimization Techniques in Power Systems Operation and Planning

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Honors and Awards

  • Ain Shams University Prize for Distinct Researches in 2002
  • Prize of Ain Shams University for international publishing in 2010, 2011 and 2012


  • Advanced Protective Relays for Electrical Power System
  • Voltage Stability in Electrical Power Systems – Problems and Solutions
  • Power System Quality, Monitoring and Harmonics
  • Power System Reliability
  • Power System Stability
  • Emergency Power Supplies, Electrical Distribution System Design, Installation and Commissioning
  • Electrical Safety
  • Protective Relaying & Equipment Protection
  • Harmonics in Power Systems: Causes, Effects and Methods of elimination
  • Mechanical Applications in Overhead Transmission Lines
  • Electrical Load Forecasting
  • Application of Artificial Intelligence in Power Systems
  • Design of Secondary and Primary Distribution Systems
  • Load Flow and Short Circuit Calculations

Adaptive Out-of-Step Protection (1)

Artificial Intelligence Application to Power System Transient Stability (5)

Out-of-Step Detection (1)

Out-of-Step Prediction (1)

Optimal Coordination of Overcurrent Relays (4)

Distribution Systems Reconfiguration (6)

Application of Phasor Measurement Units in Power System Protection (5)

Wide Area Protection (1)

Optimal Location of FACTS Devices (2)