I decided to join KAUST because of its excellent environment that allows me to steer my focus to many research fields I found interesting. Here I also have the opportunity to take the lead in the mentoring and guidance of many students at various levels. This has helped me to achieve an excellent record in terms of publications during my stay at KAUST.

Abla Kammoun is a research scientist in the Communication Theory Lab (CTL)  at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) led by Professor Mohamed-Slim Alouini.

Education and Early Career

Abla Kammoun got her Bachelor of Engineering from Tunisia Polytechnic school in 2005.   In 2006 and 2010 respectively, she received her Master and PhD degrees from Télécom Paris Tech [then Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST)] in France.

Before joining KAUST, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Télécom Paris Tech then at Large Networks and Systems Group (LANEAS) in Supélec until December 2013, where she was involved in a project with Orange on the development of the 3D beamforming technology.

Scientific interests

The scientific interests of Abla Kammoun lies in the development of random matrix theory tools in view of their applications to wireless communication, signal processing and machine learning.

Honors and Awards

Abla Kammoun received the 2014 SAM second prize best paper award. She was also selected among the 5 top Editors for WCL in 2018.


Education Profile

​​​Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Telecom Paris Tech, Paris, France (October 2006- April 2010)​.

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Telecom Paris Tech, Paris, France (September 200​5-September 2006).

Diplome d’Ingenieur, Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie (EPT), Tunis, Tunisia 2005.​

Selected Publications

Nadeem, Q.-U.-A., Kammoun, A., Debbah, M., & Alouini, M.-S. (2018). Design of 5G Full Dimension Massive MIMO Systems. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 66(2), 726–740. doi:10.1109/tcomm.2017.2762685
Nadeem, Q.-U.-A., Kammoun, A., Debbah, M., & Alouini, M.-S. (2015). A Generalized Spatial Correlation Model for 3D MIMO Channels Based on the Fourier Coefficients of Power Spectrums. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 63(14), 3671–3686. doi:10.1109/tsp.2015.2430841
Nadeem, Q.-U.-A., Kammoun, A., Debbah, M., & Alouini, M.-S. (2015). 3D Massive MIMO Systems: Modeling and Performance Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 14(12), 6926–6939. doi:10.1109/twc.2015.2462828
Alouini, M.-S., Ben Rached, N., Kammoun, A., & Tempone, R. (2018). On the efficient simulation of the left-tail of the sum of correlated log-normal variates. Monte Carlo Methods and Applications, 24(2), 101–115. doi:10.1515/mcma-2018-0009
Zedini, E., Oubei, H. M., Kammoun, A., Hamdi, M., Ooi, B. S., & Alouini, M.-S. (2017). A New Simple Model for Underwater Wireless Optical Channels in the Presence of Air Bubbles. GLOBECOM 2017 - 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference. doi:10.1109/glocom.2017.8254240
Elkhalil, K., Kammoun, A., Couillet, R., Al-Naffouri, T. Y., & Alouini, M.-S. (2017). Asymptotic performance of regularized quadratic discriminant analysis based classifiers. 2017 IEEE 27th International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP). doi:10.1109/mlsp.2017.8168172
Oubei, H. M., Shen, C., Park, K.-H., Kammoun, A., Ng, T. K., Alouini, M.-S., & Ooi, B. S. (2017). Underwater wireless optical communications: From system-level demonstrations to channel modelling. 2017 22nd Microoptics Conference (MOC). doi:10.23919/moc.2017.8244482
Boukhedimi, I., Kammoun, A., & Alouini, M.-S. (2017). Coordinated SLNR Based Precoding in Large-Scale Heterogeneous Networks. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 11(3), 534–548. doi:10.1109/jstsp.2017.2678108