Omar Alhussein
Dr. omar alhussein Assistant Professor Computer Science

Contact Information +971 2 312 5942


Dr. Alhussein received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 2020, his M.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science from Simon Fraser University, Canada, in 2015, and his B.Sc. degree from Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates, in 2013.

Prior to joining Khalifa University, Dr. Alhussein worked as a Senior Research Engineer with the Advanced Networking Team at Huawei Technologies Canada in Ottawa, from 2020 to 2023. He focused on developing machine-learning based solutions for the network. He filed six patent applications on probabilistic and distributed AI for next-generation networks, and on AI trustworthiness.

With high-impact publications and award-winning patent applications, Dr. Alhussein has made impactful contributions to the fields of networking and AI. He has received numerous awards during his industrial position with Huawei Technologies, such as an Outstanding Individual Award and a Quality Research Award. In addition, he has secured numerous academic fellowships and awards throughout his academic career.

Research interests include network automation and intelligence, network resource management and optimization, AI and networking, NFV/SDN, and wireless networks. Dr. Alhussein takes an interdisciplinary and fundamental approach to explore the intersections between networks and AI.


  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2020
  • MASc. in Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University, 2015
  • BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Khalifa University, 2013

  • Computer Networks (ECCE356)
  • Foundations of Computer Science (CIVE470)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Center for Cyber-Physical Systems

Research Interests
  • network automation and intelligence
  • network resource management and optimization
  • distributed learning and generative AI
  • information-bottleneck theory
  • wireless networks

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Nouf Alabbasi PhD Student
Additional Info

We have open positions for multiple postdocs, research associates, and Ph.D. students.