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Dr.Hayssam Dahrouj Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Communications Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Space-Air-Ground Networks, High-Altitude Platform Stations, 6G and Beyond Wireless Systems, Machine Learning for Communications and Signal Processing, Cloud- and Fog-Radio Access Networks, Visible Light Communications, Smart Cities, Convex Optimization, and Distributed Algorithms.

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• Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto (UofT), Canada, 2010 • Bachelor of Science in Computer and Communications Engineering (with high distinction), American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, 2005
• Senior Research Scientist (akin to associate professor), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at KAUST, 2020-2022 • Visiting Scholar, Computer, Electrical and Mathematics Sciences and Engineering Division (CEMSE) Division, KAUST, 2015-2020 • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Effat University, 2015-2020 • Research Associate, CEMSE Division, KAUST, 2014-2015 • Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto and BLiNQ Networks Inc., 2010-2014 • Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 2005-2010 • Research Intern, The German Aerospace Center (DLR), Wessling, Germany, 2004
• Editor, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2022-Present) • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Communications and Networks (2020-Present). • Lead Guest-Editor, Frontiers Special Issue on Resource Allocation in Cloud-Radio Access Networks and Fog-Radio Access Networks for B5G Systems (2020-Present). • Co-chaired the ``Applications of Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning" track at the 2020 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (IEEE VTC Spring 2020). • Serving on the technical program committee (TPC) of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) (2013-Present). • Serving on the technical program committee (TPC) of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom) (2015-Present). • Served on the TPC of the IEEE Queen's Biennial Symposium on Communications (QBSC) 2014, and the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) (WCNC PHY- 2014-2015). • Session Chair for the IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, and IEEE QBSC 2012. • Journal Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Communications; IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing; IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications; IEEE Transactions on Information Theory; IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications; EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking; IEEE Communications Letters; IEEE Wireless Communications Letters; IEEE Communications Magazine; IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine. • Conference Reviewer for the IEEE ICC; IEEE GLOBECOM; IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT); IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC); IEEE QBSC; IEEE Conference on Information Science and Systems (CISS); IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC).
• Senior member of IEEE • Member of IEEE Communications Society. • Member of IEEE Signal Processing Society. • Member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
1. Space-Air-Ground Networks: Internet of Space Things, HAPS, and CubeSats 2. Cloud/fog-radio access networks 3. Distributed Learning and Mobile-edge Computing 4. Interplay of Artificial Intelligence and Optimization Theory 5. Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces 6. Underwater, Optical and Visible Light Communications 7. Wireless Caching 8. Machine Learning Analysis Using Random Matrix Theory 9. Molecular Communication Systems 10. Smart Cities and Future Communities
1. R. Reifert, A. Al-Ameer, H. Dahrouj, A. Chaaban, A. Sezgin, T. Y. Al-Naffouri and M.-S. Alouini, ``Distributed Resource Management in Downlink Cache-Enabled Multi-Cloud Radio Access Networks", in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Aug. 2022. 2. F. Souayfane, R. De Lima, H. Dahrouj, and O. Knio, ``A Weather-Clustering and Energy-Thermal Comfort Optimization Methodology for Indoor Cooling in Subtropical Desert Climates", Elsevier Journal of Building Engineering, Mar. 2022. 3. N. Kouzayha, H. ElSawy, H. Dahrouj, K. Al-Shaikh, T. Y. Al-Naffouri and M.-S. Alouini, ``Analysis of Large Scale Aerial Terrestrial Networks with mmWave Backhauling", in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Dec. 2021. 4. N. Saeed, H. Almorad, H. Dahrouj, T. Y. Al-Naffouri, J. Shamma and M.-S. Alouini, ``Point-to-Point Communication in Integrated Satellite-Aerial 6G Networks: State-of-the-art and Future Challenges", in IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, Jun. 2021. 5. H. Dahrouj, R. Alghamdi, H. Alwazani, S. Bahanshal, A. Alameer, A. Faisal, R. Shalabi, R. Alhadrami, A. Subasi, M. Alnory, O. Kittaneh, and J. Shamma, ``An Overview of Machine Learning-Based Techniques for Solving Optimization Problems in Communications and Signal Processing", in IEEE Access, May 2021. 6. O. Amin, H. Dahrouj, N. Almayyouf, B. Shehada, T. Y. Al-Naffouri and M.-S. Alouini, ``Viral Aerosol Concentration Characterization and Detection in Bounded Environments", in IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, May 2021. 7. M. Obeed, H. Dahrouj, A. Salhab, S. Zummo and M.-S. Alouini, ``User Pairing, Link Selection and Power Adaptation for Cooperative NOMA Hybrid RF/VLC Systems", in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Nov. 2020. 8. N. Saeed, A. Elzanaty, H. Almorad, H. Dahrouj, T. Y. Al-Naffouri and M.-S. Alouini, ``CubeSat Communications: Recent Advances and Future Challenges", in IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Apr. 2020. 9. H. Dahrouj, A. Douik, F. Rayal, T. Y. Al-Naffouri and M.-S. Alouini, ``Cost-Effective Backhaul Solutions for Next Generation Wireless Systems", in IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on Smart Backhauling and Fronthauling for 5G Networks, Nov. 2015. 10. H. Dahrouj and W. Yu, ``Coordinated beamforming for the multicell multi-antenna wireless system", in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, May 2010.
1. Lama Niyazi (PhD, KAUST), Analysis and characterization of special classes of machine learning using random matrix theory. 2. Robert Reifert (PhD, Bochum University, Germany), Distributed learning for multicloud-enabled networks. 3. Alaa Al-Ameer (PhD, Bochum University, Germany), Rate splitting and common message decoding in cloud-enabled networks. 4. Mohanad Obeed (PhD, KAUST and KFUPM), DC-bias and power optimization in visible light communication networks. 5. Itsikiantsoa Randrianantenai (PhD, KAUST), Interference management in full-duplex systems. 6. Rawan Al-Ghamdi (M.Sc., KAUST), Interference management for cloud-enabled high-altitude platform stations. 7. Bayan Al-Oquibi (M.Sc, KAUST), Optimization of energy efficiency in aerial-assisted cloud-enabled networks. 8. Ahmed Douik (M.Sc, KAUST), Graph-theory applications in cloud-radio access networks. 9. Shasha Liu (B.Sc., KAUST and UESTC), Joint user association and beamforming in space-air-ground communications. 10. Sara Helal (B.Sc., KAUST and Effat University), Signal Processing and Machine Learning Techniques for Terahertz Sensing.
• H. Dahrouj, W. Yu, T. Tang, J. Chow and R. Selea,``Method and apparatus for coordinated power-zone-assignment in wireless backhaul networks'', United States Utilities Patent No. 14/093,011, 2016. • T. Tang, H. Dahrouj, J. Chow and R. Selea, ``Method and apparatus for inter-cluster power management'', United States Utilities Patent No. 61/723,494, 2016. • T. Tang, H. Dahrouj, J. Chow and W. Yu, ``Method and apparatus for determining network clusters for wireless backhaul networks'', United States Utilities Patent No. 14/129,150, 2016. • H. Dahrouj, W. Yu, T. Tang, J. Chow and R. Selea,``Method and apparatus for mitigating wireless interference via power control with one-power-zone constraints'', United States Utilities Patent No. 13/852,765, 2016. • H. Dahrouj, W. Yu, T. Tang and S. Beaudin,``Interference mitigation with scheduling and dynamic power spectrum allocation for wireless networks'', United States Utilities Patent No. 13/463,478, 2014.
• University Excellence Award in Research, Effat University, May 2017 • University Excellence Award in Teaching, Effat University, May 2017 • College of Engineering Research Excellence Award, Effat University, June 2016 • Faculty research funding award, supplied by Effat University, KSA, June 2015 – Present • Postdoctoral research award, supplied by Ontario Center of Excellence, Canada, October 2012 - Feb. 2014 • Postdoctoral collaborative research and development award (CRD), supplied by NSERC-CRD, Canada, April 2012 - Feb. 2014 • Postdoctoral research funding award, supplied by NSERC-ENGAGE, Canada, February 2011 - August 2011 • Collaborative research funding, supplied by BLiNQ Networks Inc., Canada, December 2010 - Feb. 2014 • Graduate research funding, supplied by NSERC under the Canada Research Chairs program, Canada, September 2005 - August 2010 • Collaborative research funding, supplied by LG Electronics, April 2006 - September 2008 • Graduate departmental fellowship, supplied by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, September 2005 - August 2010 • Graduated with high distinction, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, June 2005 • Undergraduate scholarship, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, February 2001 - June 2005 • Dean's honor list, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, February 2001 - June 2005 • Lebanese baccalaureate in Elementary Mathematics with high distinction, ranked tenth all over Mount-Lebanon, July 2000
• Senior Research Lead, Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at KAUST, 2020-2022 • Research Lead/Director, Communications and Signal Processing Research Lab, 2015-2020 • Chair, Research and Innovation (Standard 7) Committee at university level, 2018-2020 • Member, Research Council, 2017-2020 • Member, Engineering College Council, 2015-2020 • Member, Electrical and Computer Engineering Departmental Council, 2015-2020 • Memer, National and International Accreditations Committees (NCAAA, ABET), 2015-2020
I have an immense passion for teaching. I especially enjoy imparting my knowledge, nurturing my students, and influencing them toward their future careers. Making a profound impact on students gives me tremendously rewarding sense of fulfillment. I have always excelled in building an outstanding reputation for calibrating teaching and research, which was academically well-recognized as I won both Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Faculty Award for Excellence in Research at the university level in Spring 2017. I was also shortlisted for a Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Toronto in Spring 2009. The experience I acquired covers several fields in electrical and computer engineering: communications, signal processing, convex optimization, electromagnetics, probability, and electric circuits. I would feel very comfortable teaching the aforementioned topics at all levels, including undergraduate and graduate courses, and research seminars.
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