-By David Murphy
Abla Kammoun, a research scientist based in the University's SRI - Center for Uncertainty Quantification Laboratory, recently received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Wireless Communication Letters (WCL) top editor award. Kammoun's achievement is a significant honor, as every year no more than five editors are selected for this award for their significant contributions and exemplary services to the IEEE WCL. The goal of the IEEE WCL is the rapid dissemination of original, cutting-edge ideas and timely, significant contributions in the theory and applications of wireless communications.
"I joined the editorial board of WCL in October 2015. In my role as an editor, my duties are to assist in the review process. For each paper that I handle, I need to select expert reviewers prior to making a decision of acceptance or rejection based on their reports and my own reading. This award comes in recognition of my efforts to ensure a fast and valuable review process. I am very proud of it because it was just my first experience as an editor," Kammoun said.
IEEE fellow Mohamed-Slim Alouini, KAUST professor of electrical engineering in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division (CEMSE), said that on behalf of the Communication Theory Lab research group, Kammoun's IEEE WCL top editor award was richly deserved.
"Our best wishes to Abla - she has set a standard of excellence. Her example is most inspiring to all the Communication Theory Lab group members," Alouini said.