PhD Student
at IMDEA Networks

Research Interests

Millimeter-Wave Networking, WiGig/IEEE 802.11ad, Network Simulation (ns-3), Wireless MAC Layer Design, Wireless Networking, Next Generation Networks Architecture, and Software Defined Radio and Networking.

Short Biography

I am a fourth year PhD student working in Wireless Networking Group, led by Dr. Joerg Widmer, Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute. My main research topic focuses on building efficient, robust, and reliable millimeter-wave wireless networks. My research methodology is based on network measurements, network simulations using ns3, and practical deployment and implementation on real systems. Recently I spent 5 months at NEC Laboratories Europe, Heidelberg, Germany where I worked in the 5G group on the topic of multi-RAT mmWave access.

I graduated from Damascus University (Syria) on 2010 with a bachelor degree (equivalent to a 5-year BSc) in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. I was ranked the first among all the students with a GPA of 83.39%. After that I worked for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., as a Core Network Packet Switch Engineer from 2010 to 2012. On June 2012, I received a scholarship from the Erasmus Mundus Association to pursue a double degree master of research on Information and communication Technologies (MERIT). I spent the first year of the master (2012-2013) in Politecnico di Torino (Italy) where I obtained a master degree (120 ECTS) in Electronics Engineering with honours degree (110/110); whereas the second year (2013-2014) I studied at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) where I obtained a master degree (120 ECTS) in ICT. On January 2014, I commenced work on my master thesis project within the Cloud Core & Architecture Unit at Ericsson Research AB, Stockholm (Sweden) on the topic of Service Mobility in Mobile Networks. After the successful conclusion of this project, I enrolled in a 3-month summer internship program within the same department. My main task was to investigate and develop new applications that were able to use the Service Mobility Framework developed in his thesis project.

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Latest News

  • New conference paper "Medium Access and Transport Protocol Aspects in Practical 802.11ad Networks" got accepted in IEEE WoWMoM 2018
  • New conference paper "Fast and Infuriating: Performance and Pitfalls of 60 GHz WLANs Based on Consumer-Grade Hardware" got accepted in IEEE SECON 2018


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