Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate Dean, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division

Communication Theory Lab


Education Profile

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, United States, 1998
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, United States, 1995
  • Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in Electronics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 1993
  • Diplome d'Ingenieur, École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Télécom Paris Tech), Paris, France, 1993

Research Interests

Professor Alouini current research interests include design and performance analysis of diversity combining techniques, MIMO techniques, multi-hop/cooperative communications systems, optical wireless communication systems, cognitive radio systems, and multi-resolution, hierarchical and adaptive modulation schemes as well as high-speed underwater wireless communication systems.

He has published several papers on the above subjects and he is co-author of the textbook Digital Communication over Fading Channels published by Wiley Interscience. He has also won several awards in his career. For instance, he was honored in 2017 with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science and Technology (S&T) Achievement Award in Engineering Science at the First OIC Summit on Science and Technology, Astana, Kazakhstan. Prior to this, he received the 2016 Recognition Award of the IEEE Communication Society Wireless Technical Committee and the 2016 Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences. Other recognitions include his selection as (i) Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the African Academy of Science (AAS), the European Academy of Science and Arts (EASA),  and the Academia Europaea (AE), (ii) IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, (iii) member for several times in the annual Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge list of Highly Cited Researchers as well as the Shanghai Ranking/Elsevier list of Most Cited Researchers, and (iv) a co-recipient of best paper awards in eleven IEEE conferences (including ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, PIMRC, ISWCS, and DySPAN).

Selected Publications

  • C. Ben Issaid, K. Park, and M. -S. Alouini, "A generic simulation approach for the fast and accurate estimation of the outage probability of single hop and multihop FSO links subject to generalized pointing errors ", in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , Vol. 16, No. 10, October 2017
  • S. Jardak, S. Ahmed, and M. -S. Alouini, "Low complexity moving target parameter estimation for MIMO Radar using 2D-FFT", IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, Vol. 65, No. 18, September 2017.
  • H. Oubei, E. Zedini, R. Al-Afandi, A. Kammoun, M. Abdallah, T. K. Ng, M. Hamdi, M. -S. Alouini, and B. Ooi, " A simple statistical channel model for temperature induced turbulence in underwater wireless optical communication systems ", Optics Express, Vol. 42, No. 13, July 2017.
  • I. Boukhdimi, A. Kammoun, and M. -S. Alouini, "Coordinated SLNR based precoding in large-scale heterogeneous networks ", in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (Special Issue on: Cooperative Signal Processing for Heterogeneous and Multi-Task Wireless Sensor Networks ), Vol. 11, No. 3, April 2017.
  • A. Douik, S. Sorour, T. Al-Naffouri, and M. -S. Alouini, "Instantly decodable network coding: From centralized to device-to-device communication", IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 19, No. 2, Second Quarter 2017.
  • A. Bader H. El-Sawy, M. Gharbieh, A. Adinoyi, F. Alshaalan, and M. -S. Alouini, "First mile challenges for large-scale IoT", IEEE Communication Magazine (Feature Topic: Internet of Things), Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 138-144, March 2017.
  • E. Zedini, H. Soury, and M. -S. Alouini, "Dual-hop FSO transmission systems over Gamma-Gamma turbulence with pointing errors", in IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communication, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 784-796, February 2017.
  • M. Esmail, A. Raghed, H. Fathallah, and M. -S. Alouini, "Investigation and demonstration of high speed full-optical hybrid FSO/fiber communication system under light and storm condition", IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2017.
  • A.Chaaban, Z. Rezki, and M. -S. Alouini, "Fundamental limits of parallel optical wireless channels: Capacity results and outage formulation", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 296-311, January 2017.