Mohamed-Slim Alouini


Professor of Electrical Engineering​ Associate Dean, Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering​


B1/L3 - 3123

Research Interests

Professor Alouini’s research interests are in the modeling, design, and performance analysis of wireless communication systems with current emphasis on MIMO, diversity, and adaptive modulation systems, cognitive radio systems, cooperative/collaborative communication systems, multi-hop communication systems, physical-layer security, MIMO RADAR systems, green communications systems and networks, and small cell/heterogenous networks.

Selected Publications

  • R. M. Radaydeh and M. -S. Alouini, “Switched-based interference reduction scheme for open-access overlaid cellular networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 11 , No. 6, pp. 2160-2172, June 2012.
  • Z. Rezki and M. -S. Alouini, “Ergodic capacity of cognitive radio under imperfect channel state information”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 61, No. 5, pp. 2108-2119, June 2012.
  • F. Yilmaz and M. -S. Alouini, “A unified MGF-based capacity analysis of diversity combiners over generalized fading channels”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 60, No. 2, pp. 862-875, March 2012.
  • H. Nam and M. -S. Alouini, “Effect of threshold quantization in opportunistic splitting algorithm”, IEEE Communication Letters, Vol. 15, No. 12, pp. 1394-1397, December 2011.
  • S. -S. Nam, M. -S. Alouini, and H. -C. Yang, “A MGF-based unified framework to determine the joint statistics of partial sums of ordered random variables”, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 56, No. 11, pp. 5655 - 5672 , November 2010.




  • M. -S. Alouini, X. Tang, and A. J. Goldsmith, “An adaptive modulation scheme for simultaneous voice and data transmission over fading channels”, US patent No.: US 6304593, October 2001.


  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Pasadena, California, USA Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering [GPA: 4.0/4.0 - Wilts Prize]. June 1998
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Atlanta, Georgia, USA M.S. in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) [GPA: 4.0/4.0]. Sept. 1995
  • University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI) Paris, France “Diplˆome d’Etudes Approfondies” in Electronics [Highest Honors - Rank: 1/44]. Sept. 1993
  • Ecole Nat. Sup´erieure T´el´ecom. (TELECOM Paris-Tech) Paris, France“Diplome d’Ingenieur”. Sept. 1993


  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
  • Member of the Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge list of Highly Cited Researchers
  • Co-recipient of best paper awards in nine IEEE conferences (including ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, PIMRC, and DySPAN).

KAUST Affiliations

  • Member of the  KAUST SRI Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science and Engineering
  • Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar

Research Interests Keywords

Statistical characterization and modeling of fading channels Performance analysis of diversity combining techniques MIMO cognitive radio multi-hop cooperative communications systems Capacity and outage analysis of multiuser wireless systems subject to interference and/or jamming Design and performance evaluation of multi-resolution hierarchical adaptive modulation schemes