Recognition & Awards


  1. IEEE Spectrum, Dailymail, SciTech, TechCrunch Articles and France24, Saudi TV, and Duabi TV live interviews on our work on Aqua-Fi, 2020.
  2. eeDesignlt,,, articles on our 6G vision, 2020.
  3.,, articles on our work on communication via breath, 2019.
  4. Photonics Media,, and Innov Oil articles and Saudi TV interview on our work on underwater video communications, 2018.
  5. Recipient of the Best Paper Award at IEEE WiMob, 2013.
  6. KAUST Excellence Annual Review Recognition, 2012.
  7. Recipient of the Best Paper Award at AFIN, 2011.





  1. Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communications and Networks. 2020-Present. 
  2. Guest Editor, MDPI Sensors, Special issues on Industrial Internet of Things. 2020-Present.
  3. Senior Editor, IEEE Communication Letters. 2017-Present.
  4. Editorial Board Member, Photonic Network Communications Journal. 2013-Present.
  5. Guest Editor, Special Issue on Multimedia Communications and Networks, Scientific World Journal. 2014-2016.


Conference Organization


  1. Technical Program Committee, IEEE Conference on Green Communications (GreenComm). 2015.
  2. Organizing Committee, IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (HPSR). 2015.
  3. Organizing Committee, International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (Mobiquitous). 2014.
  4. Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM). 2014-Present.
  5. Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CrownCom). 2014.
  6. Technical Program Committee, IEEE Design of Reliable Communication Networks (DRCN). 2013-2014.
  7. Organizer, Workshop on LabView, National Instruments. 2012.
  8. Technical Program Committee, ACM/IEEE/IPAC International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE). 2012-Present.
  9. Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN). 2012-2016.
  10. Organizing Committee, Workshop on Hot Trends in Computer Science. 2011.
  11. Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems (INSS). 2011.
  12. Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). 2010-Present.
  13. Technical Program Committee, IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC). 2010-Present.
  14. Technical Program Committee, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). 2009-Present.
  15. Technical Program Committee, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). 2008-Present.
  16. Organizing Committee, International Symposium on Broadband Access Technologies in Metropolitan Area Networks. 2006.


Journal Reviewer


  1. Photonic Network Communications Journal.
  2. IEEE Transactions on Communications.
  3. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.
  4. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.
  5. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems.
  6. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.
  7. IEEE Systems Journal.
  8. IEEE Communication Letters.
  9. Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal.
  10. Elsevier Computer Networks.
  11. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing.
  12. Security and Communication Networks.
  13. IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials.




  1. ACM, Member
  2. IEEE, Senior Member
  3. ITU, Member