Post-Doc Researcher
at IMDEA Networks

Research Interests

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


I am a postdoctoral researcher working in Wireless Networking Group, led by Dr. Joerg Widmer, Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute. My research interests are primarily in the field of wireless systems covering various disciplines such as wireless networking protocols, prototypes and testbeds, communication, and signal processing techniques. I focus on millimeter-wave wireless networks, particularly the IEEE 802.11ad/ay standards. The two standards utilize the unlicensed 60 GHz band for both indoor and outdoor scenarios to enable low latency communication and achieve multi-Gigabit throughput for data-hungry applications. My main objective was to propose innovative solutions to enable efficient and robust mechanisms for reliable communication in the 60 GHz band both in theory and real-world testbed deployments. My research methodology is based on network measurements, network simulations using ns3, and practical deployment and implementation on real systems.

I completed my Ph.D. at IMDEA Networks Institute and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid on July 2019. On November 2018, I started an internship at imec/PharrowTech, Leuven, Belgium for three months where I have used their 60 GHz hybrid MU-MIMO testbed to explore some ideas such as fast beam tracking using multiple RF chains. On September 2017, I spent five months at NEC Laboratories Europe (NLE), Heidelberg, Germany, where I worked in the 5G group on the topic of multi-RAT mmWave access.

I graduated from Damascus University (Syria) in 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 honors 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 "An Implementation Proposal for IEEE 802.11ay SU/MU-MIMO Communication in ns-3" Accepted for publication in Workshop on Next-Generation Wireless with ns-3 (WNGW 2019)
  • New conference paper "High Fidelity Simulation of IEEE 802.11ad in ns-3 Using a Quasi-deterministic Channel Model" Accepted for publication in Workshop on Next-Generation Wireless with ns-3 (WNGW 2019)
  • New conference paper "Enhancing the ns-3 IEEE 802.11ad Model Fidelity: Beam Codeboos, Multi-antenna Beamforming Training, and Quasi-deterministic mmWave Channel" Accepted for publication in Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3 2019)


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