Prof. Sami Muhaidat is currently a Professor and the Theme Leader of Networks and Communication Technology at the KU Center for Cyber-Physical Systems, Khalifa University, UAE. Prior to joining Khalifa University, he was an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, BC, from 2008-2012. He was also an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto from 2007-2008. He is a Professional Engineer registered in the province of British Columbia and an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, Canada.
Hi research interests focus on the following areas: 1) IoT with emphasis on battery-free (energy-constrained) devices, 2) communication theory (physical layer security, 6G enabling technologies, and optical wireless communications), and 3) machine learning and their applications in the fields of wireless networks and security. He made seminal contributions in the areas of low-power IoT networks, machine learning for wireless communications, physical layer security, cognitive radio networks, MIMO, cooperative communication networks, optical communications, wireless power transfer, hardware impairments, and non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) for future wireless networks. He has published/submitted over 300 peer-reviewed technical papers/book chapters in these areas.
Sami was invited to give seminars/presentations in several international conferences/workshops and has received over $3M USD in internal and external funding. During his career, he supervised/co-supervised over 40 graduate students/visitors and postdocs, including 15 Ph.D. students and 10 postdocs.
He has a significant record of institutional and professional service, which has been recognized by his peers. His record includes high-profile editorial positions in prestigious IEEE journals: IEEE Transactions on Communications (Area Editor and Editor), IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society (Lead Guest Editor), IEEE Communications Letter (Senior Editor and Editor), and IEEE Transaction Vehicular Technology (Associate Editor). In addition, he received the top Associate Editor award for outstanding contributions to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He served as the Chair of IEEE UAE SPC Chapter from 2017-2018.
Sami is a member of Mohammed Bin Rashid Academy of scientists. He was the recipient of several scholarships during his undergraduate and graduate studies and a winner of the 2006 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship competition.
Neural Networks for Signal Processing in Secure IoT Mesh Networks
Secure Communications for Power Constrained Wireless Mesh Networks
Energy and Cost Management of CPS over Wireless Networks