Towards Optimized Planning, Operation, and Utilization of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks By Prof. Zaher Dawy (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)

  • Class schedule:   Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 2013 from  04:15 pm to 05:00 pm
  • Location: Building 1, Room 2420 
  • Seminar material available at: link

In this talk, we will present an overview of selected research projects that are currently under investigation in the Wireless Communications Lab at the American University of Beirut (AUB). The focus will be on concepts and techniques to optimize the performance of 4G cellular technologies from pre-deployment radio planning to post-deployment operation and management. Moreover, a platform for silent mobile sensing will be presented which utilizes mobile network connectivity and smartphone penetration to provide smart solutions for cities.

Zaher Dawy received the B.E. degree in computer and communications engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon, in 1998 and the M.E. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in communications engineering from Munich University of Technology (TUM), Munich, Germany, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. Since September 2004, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at AUB, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research and teaching interests include distributed and cooperative communications, cellular technologies, radio network planning and optimization, context-aware mobile computing, mobile solutions for smart cities, computational genomics, and bioinformatics. Dr. Dawy is an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and an Executive Editor for Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies. He received the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers for 2012, the IEEE Communications Society 2011 Outstanding Young Researcher Award in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa Regions, the AUB 2008 Teaching Excellence Award, the Best Graduate Award from TUM in 2000, the Youth and Knowledge Siemens Scholarship for Distinguished Students in 1999, and the Distinguished Graduate Medal of Excellence from Hariri Foundation in 1998.


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