About Us

Research Team

Current Graduate Students

  1. Harethah Abu Shairah, MS, Computer Science, Thesis title: Wireless system optimization, In progress since September 2024.
  2. Sadiq Albinalshaikh, MS, Computer Science, Thesis title: Integrated UAV-terrestrial network for nearshore maritime communication, In progress since June 2024.
  3. Jichen Lu, PhD, Computer Science, Thesis title: Image processing for air/space systems, In progressing since May 2023.
  4. Luyao Yang, PhD, Computer Science, Thesis title: Accurate VO2 detection using machine learning, In progress since January 2023.
  5. Yuxiang Liu, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Thesis title: Sun-Fi system implementation and evaluation. In progress since May. 2022.
  6. Sahar Ammar, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Thesis title: Sunlight Modulation for Optical Wireless Communication. In progress since May. 2022.

Post-Docs and Research Scientists

  1. Chun Pong Lau, Postdoctoral Fellow, Huawei, 2023-Present
  2. Osama Amin, Senior Research Scientist, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2017-Present
  3. Hayssam Dahrouj, Senior Research Scientists, 2020-2022.
    Currently, Associate Professor, University of Sharjah, UAE
  4. Chuanting Zhang, Postdoctoral Fellow, Shandong University, 2019-2022.
    Currently, Post-Doc, University of Bristol, UK. 
  5. Wiem AbderrahimPostdoctoral Fellow, SupCom, 2019-2022.
    Currently, Assistant Professor, Gabes University, Tunisia. 
  6. Shuping DangPostdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University, 2018-2021.
    Currently, Assistant Professor, University of Bristol, UK. 
  7. Hajar El Hammouti, Postdoctoral Fellow, INTP, Morocco, 2018-2020. 
    Currently, Assistant Professor, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco. 
  8. Abdulkadir Celik, Postdoctoral Fellow, Iowa State University, 2017-2020.
    Currently, Research Scientist, KAUST, KSA. 
  9. Kamran Jamshaid, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2010-2012.
    Currently, Senior Software Engineer, CISCO, USA. 
  10. Ahmed Elwhishi, off-campus Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, 2011-2012.
    Currently, Research Associate at University of Waterloo, Canada.
  11. Ahmad R. Dhaini, off-campus Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Waterloo, 2011-2012.
    Currently, Assistant Professor at American University in Beirut, Lebanon.
  12. Li Xia, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tsinghua University, 2009-2011.
    Currently, Associate Professor at Tsinghua University, China.

Graduated PhD Students

  1. Wafa Hedhly, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2023,
    Thesis title: Towards the Implementation of Reliable Hyperloop Communication Systems
    Currently a Senior Research Officer at University of Essex, UK
  2. Guoqing Ma, PhD, Computer Science, 2023,
    Thesis title: Towards the Inference, Understanding, and Reasoning on Edge Devices
    Currently a Post-Doc Chinese Academy of Sciences
  3. Liang Zhang, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2022
    Thesis title: Learning-Based Approaches for Next-Generation Intelligent Networks
    Currently a Senior Research Engineer at Huawei, China
  4. Amr M. Abdelhady, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2021.
    Thesis title: On the Downlink Operation and Architecture Optimization of Multi-User VLC Systems
    Currently at a Post-Doc, KAUST, KSA
  5. Sidrah Javed, PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2021.
    Thesis title: Asymmetric Signaling: A New Dimension of Interference Management in Hardware Impaired Communication Systems
  6. Maha Al-Aslani, PhD, Computer Science, 2021
    Thesis title: Toward Improving the Internet of Things: Quality of Service and Fault Tolerance Perspectives
    Currently an Assistant Professor at Jeddah University, KSA
  7. Amer Alghadhban, PhD, Electrical Engineering, 2019
    Thesis title: Paving the Way For Next Generation Wireless Data Center Networks
    Currently an Assistant Professor at Hail University, KSA
  8. Abdullah Halafi, PhD, Electrical Engineering, 2018
    Thesis title: Real-Time and Ultra-High Definition Video Transmission in Underwater Wireless Optical Networks.
    Currently Saudi Aramco employee, KSA.
  9. Chun Pong Lau, PhD, Computer Science, 2018,
    Thesis title: Paving the Way for Efficient Content Delivery in Mobile Networks.
    Currently Researcher at Huawei, Hong Kong.
  10. Ismail AlQerm, PhD, Computer Science, 2018,
    Thesis title: Novel Machine Learning-Based Techniques for Efficient Resource Allocation in Next Generation Wireless Networks.
    Currently Post-Doc at University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA.
  11. Abdulrahman Alabbasi, PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2016,
    Thesis title: "Towards Energy Efficient Cognitive Radio System".
    Currently Senior Researcher, Ericsson, Sweden.
  12. Amr Elrasad, PhD in Computer Science, 2016,
    Thesis title: "Efficient Bandwidth Management for Ethernet Passive Optical Networks".
    Currently Post-Doc at Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin, Ireland.
  13. Ahmad Showail, PhD in Computer Science, 2015,
    Thesis title: "Towards Optimal Buffer Size in Wi-Fi Networks".
    Currently Dean, College of Computing and Information Technology, University of Prince Mugrin, KSA.

Graduated MSc Students

  1. Muyao Chen, MSc, Computer Science, 2024
    Thesis title: Toward Intelligent UAV Camel Inspection System
    Currently software developer at star-net, China
  2. Sahar Ammar, MSc, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2022
    Thesis title: Sunlight Modulation for Optical Wireless Communication
    Currently PhD student at KAUST, KSA
  3. Zhirui Lu, MSc, Computer Science, 2022
    Thesis title: Towards a Progressive E-health Application Framework
    Currently at Tencent, China
  4. Bassam Alghamdi, Computer Science, 2019, Project title: "Defining, Detecting and Recovering from Network Blackholes in Data Center Networks.".
    Currently Network Engineer at Huawei, Riyadh.
  5. Guoqing Ma, MSc, Computer Science, 2019,
    Thesis title: "Privacy Concerned D2D-Assisted Delay-Tolerant Content Distribution System".
    Currently PhD student at KAUST.
  6. Nader Bouacida, MSc, Computer Science, 2017,
    Thesis title: "Towards Controlling Latency in Wireless Networks".
    Currently PhD student at University of California - Davis.
  7. Maha Al-Aslani, MSc in Computer Science, 2015,
    Thesis title: "Green Frame Aggregation Scheme for IEEE 802.11n Networks".
    Currently PhD student at KAUST.
  8. Enas Ahmad, in Computer Science, 2013.
    Thesis title: "Energy Efficient Smartphones: Minimizing the Energy Consumption of Smartphone's
    GPU using DVFS Governors

    Currently PhD student at KAUST.
  9. Anas Daghistani, MSc in Computer Science, 2013.
    Thesis title: "Green-Frag: Energy Efficient Frame Fragmentation Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks".
    Currently PhD student at Purdue University.
  10. Ammar Meer, MSc in Computer Science, 2012.
    Thesis title: "H-Seda: Partial Packet Recovery with Heterogeneous Block Sizes for Wireless Sensor Networks."
  11. Imene Boudellioua, MSc in Computer Science, 2012.
    Thesis title: "A Vehicular Guidance Wireless Sensor Actuator Network."
  12. Matthew Debont, MSc in Computer Science, 2011.
    Thesis title: "Event Localization in Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks using Monitoring Courses."
    Currently employed at JNCC, UK.
  13. Muhamad Felemban, MSc in Computer Science 2011.
    Thesis title: "Optimal Node Placement in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Network."
    PhD from Purdue University. Currently an Assistant Professor at KFUPM.
  14. Faisal Nawab, MSc in Computer Science, 2011.
    Thesis title: "TMAC: a Timestamp-ordered MAC protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks."
    PhD from UC Santa Barbara. Currently an Assistant Professor at UC Santa Cruz.

Visiting Students

  1. Talal Linjawi, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2023
    Project: Deployment Optimization for Data Center-enabled HAPS for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Computation.
  2. Kumail Alawa, SRSI Student, 2022
    Project: Empowering Data Center-enabled High Altitude Platforms via Workload Prediction.
  3. Remasa Bakraiba, Computer Science, SRSI Student, 2021
    Project: Semiochemical-based-Detection of Oligonychus Afrasiaticus in Date Palm Trees. The project was selected and reached the finalists in the EBDAA competition.
  4. Safa Hammami, Computer Science, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, 2021
    Project: Implementing UAV edge system using Mininet WiFi.
  5. Lara Abulhamayel, Computer Science, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2021
    Project: Performance Analysis of Augmented Reality IoT Devices with Edge Computing.
  6. Zhirui Lu, Computer Science, SUSTech, China, 2020
    Project: Implementing Smart 6G-enabled IoT system.
  7. Abdulazis Alali, Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC San Diego, USA, 2020
    Project: Implementing a Communication Via Breath System.
  8. Osama Azhar, Computer Science, SRSI, KSA, 2019
    Project: Improving Latency in Datacenter Networks.
  9. Ola Barradh, Computer Science, Jeddah University, KSA, 2019
    Project: Network Resilience for Wireless Sensor Systems.
  10. Christopher Bainbridge, University of Bristol, UK, 2019
    Project: Underwater Internet
  11. Guoqing Ma, Computer Science, South University of Science and Technology of China, China, 2017.
    Project: Software Defined Networks Resilience
    Currently an MSc student at KAUST.
  12. Nader Bouacida, Electrical Engineering, Supcom, Tunisia, 2015.
    Project: Buffer Management in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Currently a PhD student at KAUST.
  13. Ibrahim El Ghorchi, Electrical Engineering, National School of Applied Sciences, Morocco, 2015.
    Project: Perpetual Wireless Sensor Networks
  14. Abderrahman Ben Khalifa, Electrical Engineering, Lyon INSA, France, 2014.
    Project: Perpetual Wireless Sensor Networks
    PhD student at University of Waterloo, Canada.
  15. Ahmad Al-Madani, Computer Science, KFUPM, KSA, 2014.
    Project: Buffer Management in Wireless Mesh Networks
    BSc student at KFUPM, KSA.
  16. Nour Smaoui, Electrical Engineering, National School of Computer Sciences, Tunisia, 2013.
    Project: Perpetual Wireless Sensor Networks
    BSc student at ENSI, Tunisia.