Ubaidulla Pandarakkottilil

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow​

Research Interests

Robust optimization and signal processing for wireless communication systems under parameter uncertainties.

Selected Publications

  • Optimal relay selection and power allocation for cognitive two-way relaying networks
  • Robust distributed cognitive relay beamforming
  • Relay precoder optimization in MIMO-Relay networks with imperfect CSI
  • Distributed cognitive two-way relay beamformer designs under perfect and imperfect CSI
  • Regenerative cooperative diversity networks with co-channel interference: performance analysis and optimal energy allocation
  • Cognitive relaying and power allocation under channel state uncertainties
  • Multi-pair cognitive two-way relaying and power allocation under imperfect CSI


  • PhD in Electrical Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2005 – 2010).
  • ME in Communication Systems, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy, India (1999- 2001).
  • BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kozhikode, India (1993- 1997).

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. 2011-present.
  • Member of Research Staff, Central Research Lab, Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore, India.  2001-2005.

Scientific and Professional Membership

Member, IEEE.


  • Best student paper award at the 10th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC'07), Jaipur, India, 2007.
  • IEEE Communications Society Student Travel Grant to attend IEEE WCNC'09, Budapest, Hungary

KAUST Affiliations

Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science & Engineering, KAUST.