In the CTL group at KAUST, we enjoy modeling, designing, optimizing, and evaluating the performance of emerging and future wireless communication systems and networks.
Mohamed-Slim Alouini CEMSE Professor and Associate Dean

Location

  • Building 3, Office 3123

Courses

Education Profile

  • ​​​​Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, United States, 1998
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, United States, 1995
  • Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in Electronics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 1993
  • Diplome d'Ingenieur, École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Télécom Paris Tech), Paris, France, 1993

Mohamed-Slim Alouini is the CEMSE Division Associate Dean, Professor of Electrical Engineering (EE), Affiliate Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science (AMCS), Affiliate Professor of Statistics (STAT), Principal Investigator of the Communication Theory Lab (CTL) and active member of the Sensor Initiative (SI) of the King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology (KAUST).

Education and Early Career

He is one of the Founders of the Program now leading the Communication Theory Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States, in 1998.

Areas of Expertise and Current Scientific Interests

Professor Alouini current research interests include design and performance analysis of diversity combining techniques, MIMO techniques, multi-hop/cooperative communications systems, optical wireless communication systems, cognitive radio systems, and multi-resolution, hierarchical and adaptive modulation schemes.

Career Recognitions

Alouini has won several awards in his career: for instance, he was recently honored in 2017 with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science and Technology (S&T) Achievement Award in Engineering Science at the First OIC Summit on Science and Technology, Astana, Kazakhstan. Prior to this, he received the 2016 Recognition Award of the IEEE Communication Society Wireless Technical Committee and the 2016 Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences. Other recognitions include his selection as (i) Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the African Academy of Science (AAS), the European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA),  and the Academia Europaea (AE), (ii) IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, (iii) member for several times in the annual Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge list of Highly Cited Researchers as well as the Shanghai Ranking/Elsevier list of Most Cited Researchers, and (iv) a co-recipient of best paper awards in eleven IEEE conferences (including ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, PIMRC, ISWCS, and DySPAN).

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Member of Academia Europaea  (AE)
  • 2019 Member of European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA)
  • 2018 Fellow African Academy and Science (AAS)
  • 2017 Inaugural Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science & Technology Achievement Award in Engineering Sciences
  • 2016 Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences
  • 2016 Recognition Award of the IEEE Communication Society Wireless Technical Committee 
  • 2009 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society
  • Member for several times in the annual Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge list of Highly Cited Researchers
  • Shanghai Ranking/Elsevier list of Most Cited Researchers
  • Co-recipient of best paper awards in eleven IEEE conferences (including ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, PIMRC, ISWCS, and DySPAN)

Editorial Activities

He has published several conference and journal papers in his area of expertise and he is the co-author of the textbook Digital Communication over Fading Channels published by Wiley Interscience. He was an editor IEEE Transactions on Communications. He is now an editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

Why KAUST?

KAUST is a fertile place for any researcher who wants to develop rigorous computational and engineering methods to solve real-world problems. Its unique support to science allows the most advanced scientific (r)evolution.