- Office: Building 1, Room 4252
Professor Shihada's courses
- Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2007
- M.S. Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2001
- B.S. Computer Science, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates, 1997
Honors & Awards
- Recipient of the Best Paper Award at IEEE WiMob, 2013
- KAUST Excellence Annual Review Recognition, 2012
- Recipient of the Best Paper Award at AFIN., 2011
- Graduate student award, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2001
- Nominated for the Canadian Institute for Telecommunication Research (CITR) research excellence award, 2001
Publication number: 20140140209
Basem Shihada is an Associate Professor of Computer Science (CS), Principal Investigator of the Networking Research Lab and member of the Sensor Initiative at the King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology. He has been actively working on networking systems. Particularly interested in identifying the performance patterns for existing wireless network infrastructures and rebuild them to enhance their energy consumption, resource allocation, and reduce the associated performance delays.
Education and early career
Shihada earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the United Arab Emirates University, UAE. He then studied Computer Science at the Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he obtained an M.S. and subsequently studied and worked at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from which he holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science Department.
Areas of expertise and current scientific interests
His current research covers a wide range of topics in broadband wired and wireless communication networks, including multi-hop, sensor, and cognitive networks. He is also interested in fiber-wireless network integration, optical networks, and green communication protocols.
Shihada is the recipient of several honors such as the KAUST Excellence Annual Review Recognition, 2012 and of the Best Paper Award at AFIN, 2011. Prior to his position at KAUST, he was nominated for the Canadian Institute for Telecommunication Research (CITR) research excellence award, in 2001.
- ACM, Member
- IEEE, Senior Member
- ITU, Member