Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Al-Khawarzmi 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 Mohamed-Slim Alouini joined the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2009, as a founding faculty. He now holds the UNESCO Chair in Education to Connect the Unconnected and leads the activities of the Communication Theory Lab. His 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 particularly interested in addressing the technical challenges associated with the uneven distribution, access to, and use of information and communication technologies in rural, low-income, disaster, and/or hard-to-reach areas.

Selected Publications

  • Y. Qin, M. Kishk, and M. -S. Alouini, "Coverage analysis and trajectory optimization for aerial users with dedicated cellular infrastructure", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 3042-3056, April 2024.
  • B. Y. Belmekki, A. Aljohani, S. Thubaity, A. Harthi, K. Bean, A. Aijaz, and M. -S. Alouini, "Cellular network from the sky: Toward people-centered smart communities", IEEE Open Journal of Communication Society, Vol. 5, pp. 1916-1936, April 2024.
  • M. Khamassi, A. Kammoun, and M. -S. Alouini, "Precoding for high throughput satellite communication systems: A survey", IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 26, No. 1, March 2024.
  • R. Priyadarshani and M. -S. Alouini, "Earth-to-HAPS FSO communication with spatial diversity and channel correlation", IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 304-319, February 2024.
  • P. Le Ngoc and M. -S. Alouini, "Performance analysis of RIS-aided THz wireless systems over alpha-mu fading: An approximate closed-form approach", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 11 , No. 1, pp. 1328-1343, January 2024.
  • Y. Zhang, M. Kishk, and M. -S. Alouini, " Computation offloading and service caching in heterogeneous MEC wireless networks", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 22, No. 9, pp. 5330-5345, September 2023.
  • H. -J. Moon, C. -B. Chae, and M. -S. Alouini, "Performance analysis of passive retro-reflector based tracking in free-space optical communications with pointing errors", IEEE Transaction on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 72, No. 8, pp. 10982-10987, August 2023.
  • A. El Falou and M. -S. Alouini, "Enhancement of rural connectivity by recycling TV towers with massive MIMO techniques", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 61 , No. 4, pp. 78-83, April 2023.
  • H. Dahrouj, S. Liu, and M. -S. Alouini, "Machine learning-based user scheduling in integrated satellite-HAPS-ground networks", IEEE Networks Magazine, No. 3, pp. 102-109, March/April 2023
  • Y. Ata and M. -S. Alouini, "Performance of integrated ground-air-space FSO links over various turbulent environments," IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 1-16, December 2022.
  • D. Na, K. -H. Park, Y. -C. Ko, and M. -S. Alouini, "Beamforming and band allocation for satellite and high-altitude platforms cognitive systems", IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Vol. 11, No. 11, pp. 2330-2334, November 2022
  • R. Wang, A. Talgat, M. Kishk, and M. -S. Alouini, "Conditional contact angle distribution in LEO satellite-relayed transmission ", IEEE Communication Letters, Vol. 26, No. 11, pp. 2735-2739, November 2022.
  • A. Kafizov, A. Elzenaty, and M. -S. Alouini, "Probabilistic shaping based spatial modulation for spectral-efficient VLC", IEEE Transaction on Communications, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 8259-8275, October 2022.
  • E. Yaacoub and M. -S. Alouini, "Efficient fronthaul and backhaul connectivity for IoT traffic in rural area", IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 60-66, March 2021.
  • 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.