About Us

Research Team

Current Graduate Students

  1. Liang Zhang, PhD, Electrical Engineering, Thesis title: Machine learning for next generation IoT Systems. In progress since Sept. 2018.
  2. Guoqing Ma, MSc, Computer Science, Thesis title: Content Delivery in 5G Networks.  In progress since Sept. 2017.
  3. Amr M. Abdelhady, PhD, Electrical Engineering, Thesis title: Multi-Cell SLIPT Systems. In progress since Sept. 2016.
  4. Sidrah Javed, PhD, Electrical Engineering, Thesis title: Hardware Impairments in Full-duplex systems. In progress since Sept. 2016.  
  5. Maha Al-Aslani, PhD, Computer Science, Thesis title: Securing Internet of Things. In progress since Sept. 2015.
  6. Amer Alghadhban, PhD, Electrical Engineering, Thesis title: Paving the Way For Next Generation Wireless Data Center Networks. In progress since Sept. 2014.

Post-Docs and Research Scientists

  1. Osama Amin, Research Scientist, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2017-present. 
  2. Kamran Jamshaid, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2010-2012.
    Currently, Senior Software Engineer, CISCO, USA. 
  3. Ahmed Elwhishi, off-campus Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, 2011-2012.
    Currently, Research Associate at University of Waterloo, Canada.
  4. Ahmad R. Dhaini, off-campus Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, 2011-2012.
    Currently, Assistant Professor at American University in Beirut, Lebanon.
  5. Li Xia, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tsinghua University, 2009-2011.
    Currently, Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, China.

Graduated PhD Students

  1. Abdullah Halafi, PhD, Electrical Engineering, 2018
    Thesis title: Real-Time and Ultra-High Definition Video Transmission in Underwater Wireless Optical Networks.
    Currently Saudi Aramco employee, KSA.
  2. Chun Pong Lau, PhD, Computer Science, 2018,
    Thesis title: Paving the Way for Efficient Content Delivery in Mobile Networks.
    Currently Researcher at Huawei, Hong Kong.
  3. Ismail AlQerm, PhD, Computer Science, 2018,
    Thesis title: Novel Machine Learning-Based Techniques for Efficient Resource Allocation in Next Generation Wireless Networks.
    Currently Post-Doc at University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA.
  4. Abdulrahman Alabbasi, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2016,
    Thesis title: "Towards Energy Efficient Cognitive Radio System".
    Currently Senior Researcher, Ericsson, Sweden.
  5. Amr Elrasad, PhD in Computer Science, 2016,
    Thesis title: "Efficient Bandwidth Management for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks".
    Currently Post-Doc at Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland.
  6. Ahmad Showail, PhD in Computer Science, 2015,
    Thesis title: "Towards Optimal Buffer Size in Wi-Fi Networks".
    Currently Dean, College of Computing and Information Technology, University of Prince Mugrin, KSA.

Graduated MSc Students

  1. Nader Bouacida, MSc, Computer Science, 2017,
    Thesis title: "Towards Controlling Latency in Wireless Networks".
    Currently PhD student at University of California - Davis.
  2. Maha Al-Aslani, MSc in Computer Science, 2015,
    Thesis title: "Green Frame Aggregation Scheme for IEEE 802.11n Networks".
    Currently PhD student at KAUST.
  3. Enas Ahmad, in Computer Science, 2013.
    Thesis title: "Energy Efficient Smartphones: Minimizing the Energy Consumption of Smartphone's
    GPU using DVFS Governors
    ".

    Currently PhD student at KAUST.
  4. Anas Daghistani, MSc in Computer Science, 2013.
    Thesis title: "Green-Frag: Energy Efficient Frame Fragmentation Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks".
    Currently PhD student at Purdue University.
  5. Ammar Meer, MSc in Computer Science, 2012.
    Thesis title: "H-Seda: Partial Packet Recovery with Heterogeneous Block Sizes for Wireless Sensor Networks."
  6. Imene Boudellioua, MSc in Computer Science, 2012.
    Thesis title: "A Vehicular Guidance Wireless Sensor Actuator Network."
  7. Matthew Debont, MSc in Computer Science, 2011.
    Thesis title: "Event Localization in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks using Monitoring Courses."
    Currently employed at JNCC, UK.
  8. Muhamad Felemban, MSc in Computer Science 2011.
    Thesis title: "Optimal Node Placement in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network."
    PhD from Purdue University. Currently an Assistant Professor at KFUPM.
  9. Faisal Nawab, MSc in Computer Science, 2011.
    Thesis title: "TMAC: a Timestamp-ordered MAC protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks."
    PhD from UC Santa Barbara. Currently an Assistant Professor at UC Santa Cruz.

Internship Students

  1. Guoqing Ma, Computer Science, South University of Science and Technology of China, China, 2017.
    Project: Software Defined Networks Resilience
    Currently an MSc student at KAUST.
  2. Nader Bouacida, Electrical Engineering, Supcom, Tunisia, 2015.
    Project: Buffer Management in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Currently a PhD student at KAUST.
  3. Ibrahim El Ghorchi, Electrical Engineering, National School of Applied Sciences, Morocco, 2015.
    Project: Perpetual Wireless Sensor Networks
  4. Abderrahman Ben Khalifa, Electrical Engineering, Lyon INSA, France, 2014.
    Project: Perpetual Wireless Sensor Networks
    PhD student at University of Waterloo, Canada.
  5. Ahmad Al-Madani, Computer Science, KFUPM, KSA, 2014.
    Project: Buffer Management in Wireless Mesh Networks
    BSc student at KFUPM, KSA.
  6. Nour Smaoui, Electrical Engineering, National School of Computer Sciences, Tunisia, 2013.
    Project: Perpetual Wireless Sensor Networks
    BSc student at ENSI, Tunisia.