Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2016
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2010
  • B.Sc., Computer Engineering, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Excellence Award, KAUST, 2010
  • Provost Award, KAUST, 2009

Ismail AlQerm obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science under the supervision of Professor Basem Shihada at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Currently, he is working as a Post-Doctorate Fellow at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA.

Research Interests

Ismail's research interests included Cognitive radios, Resource Allocation, Machine Learning, Cellular Networks, and HetNets.

Thesis title: Novel Machine Learning-Based Techniques for Efficient Resource Allocation in Next Generation Wireless Networks.


The objective of this project is to develop a framework for facilitating green spectrum for cognitive radio protocols in wireless networks.

Selected Publications

AlQerm, I., & Shihada, B. (2017). Hybrid cognitive engine for radio systems adaptation. 2017 14th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC). doi:10.1109/ccnc.2017.7983233
AlQerm, I., & Shihada, B. (2016). A cooperative online learning scheme for resource allocation in 5G systems. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). doi:10.1109/icc.2016.7511617
Alqerm, I., Shihada, B. (2015). Cognitive Aware Interference Mitigation Scheme for OFDMA Femtocells, (Conference Paper).
AlQerm, I., & Shihada, B. (2014). Adaptive multi-objective Optimization scheme for cognitive radio resource management. 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference. doi:10.1109/glocom.2014.7036916
Alqerm, I., & Shihada, B. (2014). Adaptive Decision-Making Scheme for Cognitive Radio Networks. 2014 IEEE 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications. doi:10.1109/aina.2014.41
AlQerm, I., Shihada, B., & Shin, K. G. (2013). Enhanced cognitive Radio Resource Management for LTE systems. 2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob). doi:10.1109/wimob.2013.6673414
AlQerm, I., Shihada, B., & Shin, K. G. (2013). CogWnet: A Resource Management Architecture for Cognitive Wireless Networks. 2013 22nd International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN). doi:10.1109/icccn.2013.6614115