As a young researcher, KAUST provides me with impressive support to lead top-tier research at the international level.

Mehdi Amhoud is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Communication Theory Lab, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), working with Professor Slim Alouini.

Education and Early Career

Mehdi received the Ph.D. degree in communications & electronic from Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France, in 2017. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering at KAUST University, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. His current domain of research includes modeling and performance analysis of MIMO free space optical systems.

Scientific Interest

Mehdi is interested in Optical wireless communications, Spatial multiplexing, MIMO digital signal processing.

Honors and Awards

Mehdi Amhoud was two times awarded for an outstanding Ph.D. thesis from Telecom ParisTech and from Mines-Telecom Foundation in France, in 2018. In 2019, his proposal on machine learning for structured light communication was awarded the prestigious European Marie S.Curie Fellowship.


Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Communication and Electronics, Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France, 2017.
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Supélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 2014.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Outstanding Ph.D. thesis prize in 2018
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship in 2019