Professor of Electrical Engineering & Associate Dean of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering
Professor Alouini current 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, and multi-resolution, hierarchical and adaptive modulation schemes as well as high-speed underwater wireless communication systems.
His research focuses on the modeling, design, optimization, and performance analysis of wireless systems with current emphasis on global connectivity, optical wireless communications, and high-speed underwater communication, meant to narrow the digital divide and allow the often economically and socially isolated 4 billion, who are unconnected to experience the life-changing benefits that connectivity brings.
From access to better health and education to enabling jobs and financial services, Professor Alouini believes that providing connectivity to rural areas should not only be seen as a humanitarian goal but also as an opportunity to generate crucial economic activity. Small steps towards connectivity at the base of the world's economic pyramid can create a huge market of creative and resilient consumers and producers, who are currently excluded from current formal markets.
Professor Alouini received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.