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Research Interest

Rawan’s research interests mainly focus on wireless communication theory and networks, next-generation communication systems, optimization in sensor networks, and optical communication.

Selected Publications

  • R. Alghamdi et al., &"Intelligent Surfaces for 6G Wireless Networks: A Survey of Optimization and Performance Analysis Techniques," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 202795-202818, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3031959.
  • A. Faisal, R. Alghamdi et al.,"Diversity Schemes in Multi-hop Visible Light Communications for 6G Networks," Procedia Computer Science, 2021, pp. 140-149, doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2021.02.019.
  • R. Alghamdi, N. Saeed, H. Dahrouj, M. Alouini and T. Y. Al-Naffouri," Towards Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Underwater Optical Wireless Communications" 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Fall), 2019, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/VTCFall.2019.8891506.

Education Profile

  • M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
  • B.Sc., Electrical and Computer engineering, Effat University, Saudi Arabia.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Best paper presentation in Effat University students scientific research forum, 2020.
  • Best paper award in the 17 th Learning and Technology Conference, 2020.
  • Best Scientific Poster Award in Saudi Summer Internship poster competition (first place), 2019.