KAUST is a place where you can quickly create impact and fulfill your intellectual and personal potential.
My inspiration is to improve our day-to-day lives through the design and optimization of future IoT networks.


Osama M. Bushnaq received the B.S. degree in communication engineering from the Princess Sumaya University for Science and Technology (PSUT), Amman, Jordan in 2012, the M.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton, NB, Canada in 2014. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He was a visiting researcher at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands in 2016 and the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada in 2019.

Research Interests

Osama's current research interests include statistical signal processing, IoT networks, 5G/6G, and UAV communication.

Awards and Distinctions

  • The KAUST Fellowship Aug 2015 – Apr 2020 (Expected)
  • Top Talent Cisco Student May 2011
  • Scholarship for Academic Excellence Sept 2007 – Jan 2012

Selected Publications

Bushnaq, O. M., Celik, A., ElSawy, H., Al-Naffouri, T. Y., Alouini, M.-S. (2018). Aerial Data Aggregation in IoT Networks: Hovering & Traveling Time Dilemma, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM). https://hdl.handle.net/10754/629388
O. M. Bushnaq, T. Y. Al-Naffouri, S. P. Chepuri, and G. Leus, “Joint sensor placement and power rating selection in energy harvesting wireless sensor networks,” 2017 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Aug. 2017.
O. M. Bushnaq, A. Celik, H. El Sawy, M. Alouini and T. Y. Al-Naffouri, "Aeronautical Data Aggregation and Field Estimation in IoT Networks: Hovering & Traveling Time Dilemma of UAVs," in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2019.
O. M. Bushnaq, A. Chaaban and T. Al-Naffouri, "Joint sensor location/power rating optimization for temporally-correlated source estimation," 2017 IEEE 18th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC), Sapporo, 2017.