Dr. Sami Muhaidat
Prof. sami muhaidat Professor Acting Associate Dean of Research Deputy Director of the 6GRC Computer Communication Engineering

Contact Information
sami.muhaidat@ku.ac.ae 02 312 3951


Prof. Sami Muhaidat is currently  Professor and the Deputy Director of the 6G Research Center at Khalifa University.  Before 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. 

Sami's 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 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 350 peer-reviewed technical papers/book chapters in these areas. 

Sami was invited to give seminars/presentations at several international conferences/workshops and has received over USD 5M in internal and external funding. During his career, he supervised/co-supervised over 40 graduate students/visitors and postdocs, including 16 Ph.D. students and 12 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 was the recipient of several scholarships during his undergraduate and graduate studies and a winner of the 2006 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship competition.

  • PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo (Canada), 2006
  • MSc, Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin (USA), 1999

  • Advanced Digital Communications (ECCE741)
  • Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ECCE653)
  • Broadband Communication Networks (AERO621)
  • Digital Signal Processing (ECCE402)
  • Digital Signal Processing (ECCE402)
  • Optical Wireless Communication System (ECCE472)
  • Stochastic ProcessesDetectionand Estimation (ESMA721)
  • Wireless Communications Systems (ECCE460)

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Affiliated Centers, Groups & Labs

Research Interests
  • IoT with emphasis on battery-free (energy-constrained) devices
  • Communication theory (physical layer security, 6G enabling technologies, and optical wireless communications)
  • Machine learning and their applications in the fields of wireless networks and security.

Research Projects

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

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr. Shimaa Naser Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr. Hossien Badr ElDeeb Postdoctoral Researcher
Abubakar Sani Ph.D. Student
Maryam Tariq Ph.D. Student
Esraa Mohammed Ghourab Ph.D. Student
Rawan Derbas Ph.D. Student
Khalid Abdulrahman AlHamdani Ph.D. Student
Leake Zegeye Kahsay Ph.D. Student
Abdullah Mohamed Quran Ph.D. Student