The engineering community suffered a tremendous loss upon receiving the sad news of the passing of Professor Mohamed “Mo” El-Aref El-Hawary, the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine, IEEE SMC Society Board of Governors Member-At-Large, and all around, long time IEEE volunteer.
Professor El-Hawary was an active member of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society for years. He cherished having had the opportunity to be part of educating and mentoring many of us and touching many more of our lives and careers. He was the recipient of IEEE Canada, W. S. Read Service Award, the EAB Meritorious Achievement, and IEEE Canada General A.G.L McNaughton Gold Medal.
Professor El-Hawary leaves a legacy of an intellectual titan, a visionary leader, an outstanding scholar, and a man of great humanity.