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Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering Stanford University - 1994
MSc. - Electrical Engineering Stanford University - 1990
Signal Processing Algorithms for Digital Communications Systems
Digital Baseband Compensation for RF/Analog Circuit Impairments
Detection and Cancellation of Narrow-band Interference in OFDM
Digital Subscriber Line Technology (ADSL,SHDSL,VDSL)
Space-Time Coding and Signal Processing/MIMO Systems
Compressive Sensing Applications in Broadband Communications
Receiver Design under High Mobility (Doppler mitigation)
Satellite Communications (LEOs, GPS, Ka-Band)
Sparse Equalization of Wireless and Wireline Channels
Multi-Carrier Modulation (OFDM, DMT)
H. Soy, O. Ozdemir, M. Bayrak, R. Hamila, and N. Al-Dhahir, Decentralized Multiuser Diversity with Opportunistic Packet Transmission in MIMO Wireless Sensor Networks , in International Journal of Electronics and Communications, 2013 2013 - Publication
M. Awadin, A. Gomaa, and N. Al-Dhahir, OFDM AF Relaying Under I/Q Imbalance: Performance Analysis and Baseband Compensation , in IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2013 2013 - Publication
O. Ozdemir, R. Hamila, and N. Al-Dhahir, I/Q Imbalance in Multiple Beamforming OFDM Transceivers : SINR Analysis and Digital Baseband Compensation , in IEEE Transactions on Communications, May 2013 2013 - Publication
J. Lee and N. Al-Dhahir, Exploiting Sparsity for Multiple Relay Selection with Relay Gain Control in Large AF Relay Networks , in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2013 2013 - Publication
K.M. Zahidul Islam, T. Al-Naffouri, N. Al-Dhahir On Pilot Design for Comb-Type OFDM Transmission Over Doubly-Selective Channels , in IEEE Transactions on Communications, April 2011. 2011 - Publication
A. Gomaa, N. Al-Dhahir, A Sparsity-Aware Approach for NBI Estimation in MIMO-OFDM , in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, June 2011 2011 - Publication
P. Rabiei, W. Namgoong, N. Al-Dhahir On the Performance of OFDM-Based Amplify-and-Forward Relay Networks in the Presence of Phase Noise in IEEE Transactions on Communications, May 2011 2011 - Publication
H. Eghbali, H. Muhaidat, N. Al-Dhahir A Novel Receiver Design for Single-Carrier Frequency Domain Equalization in Broadband Wireless Networks with Amplify-and-Forward Relaying , in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, March 2011 2011 - Publication
Full Professor (tenured) University of Texas at Dallas [2007–Present]
Associate Professor (tenured) University of Texas at Dallas [2003–2007]
Principal member of the technical staff AT&T Shannon Laboratory [8–7]
Member of the technical staff Corporate R&D Center, General Electric Company [8–7]
Instructor Stanford University [1–4]
Research Assistant Stanford University [1–7]
HONORS & AWARDS:
Co-recipient of the 2006 IEEE Donald G. Fink Best Journal Paper Award
Co-recipient of the 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Journal Paper Award
Co-recipient of the 2005 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Best Paper Award
INSTITUTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
Member, ECS Dean search committee
Member, TE industrial advisory board
Chairperson, EE Faculty search committee
Member, EE teaching assignment committee
Member, EE computer equipment committee
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
Served as Tutorials Co-Chair for ICASSP08
Served on Technical Program Committee of the following IEEE Conferences : ICASSP, Globecom, WCNC, Asilomar, ISSPIT, ICC, SPAWC
Participated in a leadership course offered by the School of Management
Delivered a tutorial on space-time coding at ICECS03
Regular participant in IEEE conferences on signal processing and communications
Served on NSF panels to review technical proposals
Professor Naofal Al-Dhahir has been named an IEEE fellow, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
The honor, for “contributions to high data-rate communication over broadband channels,” recognizes Al-Dhahir for a large body of work that includes an important component of the high-speed DSL Internet technology used by millions of people around the world.
RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 21, 2005) — An electrical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), in collaboration with and a researcher from Princeton University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate the value of algebraic signal structures in the cross–layer design of multiple–antenna wireless communication systems.
Dr. Naofal Al–Dhahir, an associate professor in UTD’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science will work with Dr. Robert Calderbank, who holds a joint appointment as a professor with Princeton’s departments of mathematics and electrical engineering, to demonstrate how algebraic signal structures make it possible to integrate different multiple–antenna system functions efficiently at an end–to–end complexity equal to that of the single–antenna systems used today.
Naofal Al-Dhahir, an associate professor of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), has been named a co-recipient of the prestigious Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award for 2006 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The award is given for the most outstanding survey review or tutorial paper published in IEEE transactions, journals or magazines, or in proceedings of the IEEE. Established in 1979, it is named in honor of Donald G. Fink, a distinguished editor and author who was the first general manager and executive director of the IEEE. The Fink award is the only IEEE-wide journal best paper award; all other paper awards are at the technical society level.
An electrical engineering professor and a Ph.D. student at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) together won the “Best Paper” award at the 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Vehicular Technology Conference recently held in Dallas.
Dr. Naofal Al–Dhahir, an associate professor, and Sushanta Das are part of the electrical engineering department in UTD’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. They are co-authors of the paper with Dr. Robert Calderbank of Princeton University and Dr. Suhas Diggavi of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.
RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 9, 2004) — An electrical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to investigate new methods for broadband multimedia wireless communications.
Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir, an associate professor in UTD’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, received the award, which covers a four-year period and is worth $250,000, from the NSF’s division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF).
SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES OF WHICH A MEMBER
IEEE Signal Processing Society
IEEE Communications Society
IEEE Information Theory Society
Professional Activities :
Lead Guest Editor for a special issue of IEEE journal of selected topics in signal processing on DSP Techniques for RF/Analog Circuit Impairments scheduled for publication in 2009.
Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications March 2002 - present
Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing October 2000 - October 2003
Editor for IEEE Communications Letters October 2000 - October 2002
Elected Member to the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications Technical Committee (SP4COM) January 2002 to December 2007.
Elected Member to the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (SPTM) from January 2005-present.
Tutorials Co-Chair at ICASSP'08 in Las Vegas.
Technical committee member for IEEE ICASSP and SPAWC from 2002 to present.
Guest Editor for a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing on Signal Processing Techniques for Space-Time-Coded Transmissions scheduled for publication on October 2002
Co-Chair of the Communication Theory Symposium at IEEE Globecom'04 Conference in Dallas, Texas, December 2004.
Presented a tutorial at ICECS'03 entitled "Space-Time Coding and Signal Processing for Next-Generation Wireless Communications", December 2003.
Presented an invited tutorial at PIMRC'02 entitled "Space-Time Signal Processing".
Invited plenary speaker to the IEEE CAS Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking, Notre Dame, August 2001