Postdoctoral fellow wins IEEE award

Ahmed Bader, a KAUST postdoctoral fellow, won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Young Professionals Best Innovation Award in March. Photo by Meres J. Weche.

Ahmed Bader, a postdoctoral fellow in the University's SRI - Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science & Engineering, won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society (ComSoc)​ Young Professionals (YPs) Best Innovation Award in March in San Francisco, California, U.S. According to IEEE's ComSoc website, the award "provides a platform for ComSoc YPs to be recognized for their innovative ideas and to inspire all YPs to contribute their very best to the field."

Bader received the award at the ComSoc YPs luncheon event at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC 2017), the world's premiere wireless event that brings together professionals from academia, industry, governmental agencies and other independent institutions to discuss the advancement of wireless communications and networking technology. Bader's work on the design, development and commercialization of a novel mobile ad hoc networking technology won him the award.

After receiving his bachelor's degree from the University of Jordan (Amman, Jordan) in 2003, Bader earned a master's degree from The Ohio State University (U.S.) in 2006. He then received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Telecom ParisTech​ (France) in 2013. He has worked for more than 10 years in the wireless industry, previously holding positions at Emerson and Siemens.

Bader joined KAUST in 2013 and currently spearheads multiple applied research projects at the University, with several of these leading to patent-pending technologies. He is also a co-founder of Insyab Wireless, a Dubai-based company designing real-time connectivity solutions for unmanned systems. His research interests lie mainly in the domain of large-scale wireless networks.