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Fatma Benkhelifa

PhD Student​

Research Interests

Wireless communication systems, green communications, energy harvesting, wireless power transfer, convex and non-convex optimization, low power regime, ergodic capacity, fading channels.

Selected Publications

  • Nadhir Ben Rached, Fatma Benkhelifa, Abla Kammoun, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Raul Tempone, "A fast simulation method for the sum of subexponential distributions," submitted to IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.
  • Fatma Benkhelifa, Abdoulaye Tall, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, "On the Low SNR Capacity of Log-Normal turbulence channels with full CSI," 3rd International Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (IWOW'2014).
  • Fatma Benkhelifa, Abdoulaye Tall, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, "On the Low SNR Capacity of MIMO Fading Channels with Imperfect Channel State Information," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol.62, no.6, pp.1921,1930, June 2014. PDF available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=6809207.
  • Fatma Benkhelifa, Abdoulaye Tall, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, "On the Low SNR Capacity of MIMO Fading Channels with Imperfect Channel State Information," 12th Intl. Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt'2014).
  • Fatma Benkhelifa, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, "The Capacity of the Cascaded Fading Channel in the Low Power Regime,", IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking conferences (WCNC'2014).
  • Fatma Benkhelifa, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, "Effective capacity of Nakagami-m fading channels with full channel state information in the low power regime," Proceedings 23th IEEE Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communication Conference (PIMRC'2013). PDF available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6666450.
  • Fatma Benkhelifa, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, "Low SNR Capacity of FSO Links over Gamma-Gamma Atmospheric Turbulence Channels," IEEE Communications Letters, vol.17, no.6, pp.1264,1267, June 2013. PDF available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6515209.
  • Fatma Benkhelifa, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, "On the Low SNR Capacity of Maximum Ratio Combining over Rician Fading Channels with Full Channel State Information," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol.2, no.2, pp.191,194, April 2013. PDF available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6415959.
  • Fatma Benkhelifa, Zouheir Rezki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini, “Cooperative decoding in femtocell networks: Performance-complexity tradeoff”,  IEEE 13th International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC’2012) . PDF available at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=06292937.

Education Profile

  • Master of science in Electrical Engineering  at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
  • Engineering degree at Ecole Polytechnique de Tunis.

Professional Profile

PhD Student

Scientific and Professional Memberships

IEEE student membership

Awards

  • Provost award from Kaust
  • Excellency award at Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie (2006-2009)
  • Excellency Award at Institut Préparatoire aux Etudes d'Ingénieurs de Tunis (June 2007)

Affiliations

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE) Division