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 third year PhD student working in Wireless Networking Group, led by Dr. Joerg Widmer, Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute. My current research work focuses on millimeter-wave networking including anaylsis, and development of efficient MAC and transport layer protocols in parallel with simulations and practical experimentations.

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 the highest cumulative GPA. From 2010 to 2012, I joined Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., as a Core Network Packet Switch Engineer. On June 2012, I was awarded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to pursue a double degree master of research on Information and communication Technologies (MERIT). During the first year (2012-2013), I received master degree in Electronics Engineering with honour from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Whereas in the second year (2013-2014), I obtained master degree in ICT at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. 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 are able to use the Service Mobility Framework developed in my thesis project.

Honours and Awards

  • Master degree in Electronics Engineering with honor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
  • Erasmus Mundus MERIT Scholarship 2012-2014.
  • Best Service Award as a Maintenance Engineer in 2011, Huawei Technologies, Syria.
  • Ranked the first with the highest GPA among the students of graduating class of 2009-2010, Damascus University, Syria.
  • Al-Basel prize for academic superiority from 2006-2010, Damascus University, Syria.
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Latest News

  • New WorkShop Paper "Implementation and Evaluation of a WLAN IEEE 802.11ad Model in NS-3" got accepted in WNS3 2016
  • New Conference Paper "Packet Mass Transit: Improving Frame Aggregation in 60 GHz Networks" got accepted in WoWMoM 2016


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