- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (January 2012 - February 2015) .
- M.S. in High-Rate Transmission Systems, Higher School of Telecommunications of Tunis (SUP’COM), Tunisia (September 2009 - August 2011).
- Diplome d’Ingenieur, Higher School of Telecommunications of Tunis (SUP’COM), Tunis, Tunisia (September 2007 - August 2010).
Hakim Ghazzai, Senior Member, IEEE, joined the CEMSE Division as a Research Scientist in 2021. Previously, he held several research scholar positions with the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), Qatar, Karlstad University, Sweden, and Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA. Since 2019, he has been on the Editorial Board of the IEEE Communications Letters and the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society. Since 2020, he joined the Board of IoT and Sensor Networks (a specialty section of Frontiers in Communications and Networks) as an associate editor. He is a recipient of appreciation for being an exemplary reviewer for IEEE Wireless Communications Letters in 2016 and IEEE Communications Letters in 2017. He is the recipient of the best paper awards at the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Smart Mobility and the 2017 International Conference on Advances in Vehicular Systems, Technologies, and Applications. He is the author and co-author of more than 175 publications. His general research interests include applied artificial intelligence for smart cities, the Internet of things, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), mobile and wireless networks, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).
Education and Early Career
Hakim received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from KAUST, Saudi Arabia, in 2015, and the Diplome d'Ingenieur (Hons.) in telecommunication engineering and the master's degree in high-rate transmission systems from the Ecole Superieure des Communications de Tunis (SUP'COM), Tunis, Tunisia, in 2010 and 2011, respectively.
Hakim's research focuses on the following areas:
- Green communications
- Smart city applications
- Artificial intelligence
- The Internet-of-Things
- Intelligent transportation systems