Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer 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 general 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, green communication systems and networks, wireless communication systems and networks in extreme environments, and integrated ground-airborne-space networks. He is currently actively working on addressing the uneven global distribution, access to, and use of information and communication technologies by studying and developing new generations of aerial and space networks as a solution to provide connectivity to far-flung, less-populated, and/or hard-to-reach areas.

Professor Alouini 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 recently received the 2020 IEEE Vehicular Technology Society James Evans Avant-Garde Award and the 2019 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Communication Society Communication Theory Technical Committee. Prior to this, 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. He also received the 2016 Recognition Award of the IEEE Communication Society Wireless Technical Committee as well as 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 Optical Society of America (OSA), 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 for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, (iii) member for several times in the annual Thomson ISI/Clarivate Web of Knowledge list of Highly Cited Researchers as well as the Shanghai Ranking/Elsevier list of Most Cited Researchers and the AMiner 2020 list of the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholars in the area of Internet of Things, and (iv) a co-recipient of best paper awards in thirteen IEEE journals/conferences (including Communication Surveys & Tutorials, ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, PIMRC, ISWCS, UCET, and DySPAN). 

Selected Publications

  • M. Kishk and M. -S. Alouini, "Exploiting randomly-located blockages for large-scale deployment of intelligent surfaces", IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC) - Special Issue on Massive Access for 5G and Beyond, Vol. 39, No. 1, January 2021.
  • J. Qiao and M. -S. Alouini, "Secure transmission for intelligent reflecting surface-assisted Terahertz systems", IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Vol. 9, No. 10, pp. 1743-1747, October 2020.
  • N. Saeed, A. Elzanaty, H. Almorad, H. Dahrouj, T. Al-Naffouri, and M. -S. Alouini," CubeSat communications: Recent advances and future challenges", IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 1839-1862, Third Quarter 2020.
  • E. Zedini, A. Kammoun, and M. -S. Alouini, "Performance of multibeam very high throughput satellite systems based on FSO feeder links with HPA nonlinearity", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, Vol. 19, No. 9, pp. 5908-5923, September 2020.
  • A. Trichili, M. Cox, B. Ooi, and M. -S. Alouini, "Roadmap to free space optics", Journal of Optical Society of America (JOSA) B, Vol. 37, No. 11, pp. A184-A201, August 2020.
  • A. Al-Sharoa and M. -S. Alouini, "Improvement of the global connectivity using integrated satellite-airborne-terrestrial networks with resource optimization", IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communication, Vol. 19, No. 8, pp. 5088-5100, August 2020.
  • M. Shin, K. -H. Park, and M. -S. Alouini, "Statistical modeling of the impact of underwater bubbles on an optical wireless channel", IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, Vol. 1, pp. 808-818, July 2020.
  • A. Hyadi, Z. Rezki, and M. -S. Alouini, "Securing multi-user broadcast wiretap channels with finite CSI feedback", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 66, No. 7, pp. 4468-4488, July 2020.
  • N. Saeed, T. Al-Naffouri, and M. -S. Alouini, "Climate monitoring using internet of X-Things", IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 82-83, June 2020.
  • B. Shihada, O. Amin, S. Jardak, O. Khazragy, B. Ooi, M. Buremen, and  M. -S. Alouini, " Aqua-Fi: Delivering internet underwater using wireless optical networks", IEEE Communication Magazine (Design and Implementation of Devices, Circuits, and Systems), Vol. 58, No.5, pp. 84-89, May 2020.
  • E. Yaacoub and M. -S. Alouini, "A key 6G challenge and opportunity - Connecting the base of the pyramid: A survey on rural connectivity", Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 108, No. 4, pp. 549-582, April 2020.
  • N. Saeed,  M. -S. Alouini, and T. Al-Naffouri, "Accurate 3D localisation of selected smart objects in optical internet of underwater things", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 937-947, February 2020.
  • M. -A. Lahmeri, M. Kishk, and M. -S. Alouini, "Stochastic geometry-based analysis of airborne base stations with laser-powered UAVs",  IEEE Communication Letters, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 173-177, January 2020.
  • S. Dang, O. Amin, B. Shihada, and M. -S. Alouini, "What should 6G be ?",  Nature Electronics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 20-29, January 2020.
  • H. -C. Yang and M. -S. Alouini, "Data-oriented wireless transmission for effective QoS provision in future wireless systems", IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 78-83, September 2019.
  • L. Sboui, Z. Rezki, A. S. Salem, and M. -S. Alouini, "A new relation between energy efficiency and spectral efficiency in wireless communications systems", IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 168-174, June 2019.