- Building 1, Office 3303
- Office Tel: +966 12 808 0298
- Professor Al-Naffouri's courses
- Ph.D., Stanford University, 2004.
- M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998.
- B.S., Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Tareq Al-Naffouri is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Principal investigator of the Information System Lab (ISL). He is also an active member of the Sensor Initiative (SI) at the King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
Education and early career
Tareq Al-Naffouri received the B.S. degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering (with first honors) from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2004. He was a visiting scholar at California Institute of Technology in 2005 and during the summers of 2006 and 2008. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Southern California in 2008. In 2012, he joined the Electrical Engineering Department at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where he is currently a professor.
Areas of expertise and current scientific interests
Professor Al-Naffouri's research interests lie in the areas of adaptive, sparse and statistical signal processing and their applications. These applications include communications, ultrawideband and ultrasound-based localization and tracking. His research also extends to the design and analysis of wireless networks.
Honors & Awards
- Innovation Award Awarded, 2016, by Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Eastern Province for having more than 10 issued patents.
- Outstanding Research Award, 2016, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
- Best paper award, 2015, SmallNets’2015 workshop organized in conjunction with IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2015), London, UK.
- Almarai Award for Innovative Research in Communication, 2009
- IEEE Education Society Chapter Achievement Award, 2008
- Fulbright Scholar, 2008, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Southern California (USC)
- Best student paper award, 2001, IEEE-EURASIP workshop on nonlinear signal and image processing.