Once again, KAUST faculty are strongly represented on the 2022 list of Highly Cited Researchers, published by Clarivate. A global leader in academic research analytics, Clarivate annually produces a list of individuals whose work accounts for the top 1% of the research cited worldwide.

Jia Ye, a M.S./Ph.D. student in the KAUST Communication Theory Lab (CTL) receives the 2022 Andrea Goldsmith Young Scholars Award from the IEEE Communications Society in recognition of her high level of research aptitude in communication theory and engagement in the professional community.

Duc Minh Nguyen, a Ph.D. candidate in the Communication Theory Lab (CTL), has been selected as one of ten representatives from Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region to participate in the Young Professionals Summit in London, in November 2022.

Underwater acoustic communication networks (UACNs) are considered a key enabler to the underwater internet of things (UIoT). UACN is regarded as essential for various marine applications such as monitoring, exploration, and trading. However, a large part of existing literature disregards the 3-dimensional (3D) nature of the underwater communication system.

In recent years, we have witnessed the booming development of low earth orbit (LEO) satellite networks. In terms of low latency and ultra-long distance communication, the LEO satellite network has excellent advantages over ground networks and high orbit satellite networks.

The Sixth Generation (6G) of mobile networks is expected to be a game-changer in the telecom industry with applications and services such as enhanced mobile communications, increased indoor positioning accuracy, holographic telepresence, tactile communications, extended reality, and worldwide connectivity.

Visible light communication (VLC) is a promising technology for 6th-generation (6G) networks because of its attractive feature such as a wide unlicensed spectrum. However, the modulation bandwidth of lens of commercially available light-emitting diode (LEDs), which are used in optical wireless data links, is limited. 

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The technological evolution has led to the current high-performing wireless communication systems that we use on a daily basis. However, coping with the increasing demand is becoming more and more challenging, especially since we are approaching the limits of what can be done with the available resources. One of these resources is bandwidth.