6G Research Center

About Us

Welcome to the 6G Research Center (6GRC) at Khalifa University (KU). We are at the forefront of cutting-edge research and innovation in the field of 6G technology and beyond. At 6GRC, we are driven by a deep commitment to advancing the state-of-the-art in telecommunications, wireless networks, and artificial intelligence to shape the future of connectivity.

A Proud Part of Khalifa University: 

As a part of Khalifa University, a top-ranked institution, we are uniquely
positioned to address the strategic, scientific, and industrial challenges in the
UAE’s knowledge economy transformation and the evolving global landscape. Our world-class faculty and cutting-edge research facilities offer an unmatched learning experience to students globally, enabling us to nurture promising graduates who will lead the way in the world of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Join Us in Shaping the Future :

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our research projects, collaboration opportunities, educational initiatives, and the societal impact we aim to achieve. We also have an industrial affiliate program where industrial partners can gain access to 6GRC’s cutting-edge research and engage with the faculty and students. With the industrial affiliate program, we aim to drive innovation and translate our findings to real-world applications.

For inquiries, partnership opportunities, or further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mission Vision Impacts

The mission of the 6G Research Center (6GRC) is to lead the global charge in advancing 6G technology and its applications. We are dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research, fostering academic-industrial collaboration, and disseminating our findings to create transformative solutions for a connected world. We aim to enhance wireless network capacity and efficiency, pioneer breakthroughs in 6G technology, and develop applications that benefit society. As an integral part of Khalifa University, we strive to inspire, educate, and empower the next generation of ICT leaders, driving forward a knowledge-based economy that rests on the pillars of innovation and societal impact.

At the 6G Research Center (6GRC), our vision is to be a beacon of innovation in the field of 6G technology and beyond. We aspire to shape a future where connectivity knows no bounds, where intelligent networks redefine how we live and work, and where technology serves as a catalyst for positive global transformation. We are committed to pioneering research and collaboration, inspiring the next generation of ICT leaders, and driving advancements that transcend the conventional limits of connectivity, all while fostering a knowledge-based economy that thrives on innovation and societal betterment.


Dr. SAMI MUHAIDAT Professor, Acting Associate Dean of Research
Dr. Merouane Debbah Professor, 6GRC Director
Dr. Zhiguo Ding Professor Theme Lead: Connectivity
Dr. Arafat Al-Dweik Professor Theme Lead: Localization and Sensing

Scientific Advisory Board Member

John M Cioffi
John M Cioffi (Stanford University, USA)
Khaled B. Letaief
Khaled B. Letaief (Chair Professor, HKUST, Former President IEEE Communications Society)
Jean-Claude Belfiore
Jean-Claude Belfiore (Huawei, France; AI expert)
Mischa Dohler
Mischa Dohler (Ericsson, USA)
Dr. Zhisheng Niu
Dr. Zhisheng Niu (FIEEE, FIEICE, China)
Dr. Ernesto Damiani Professor, Acting Dean of the College of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Director of the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems (C2PS)