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Al-Dhahir M Naofal
Professor-Electrical Engineering, Jonsson School Distinguished Professor
Office MailstopECSN 3.614 
Email Address  aldhahir@utdallas.edu    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4614    Fax Number (972) 883-6629    URL Naofal M Al-dhahir Webpage    Media Contact
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Brumley, Nancy E
 Professional Preparation
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 DegreeMajorInstitutionYear
 Ph.D.Electrical EngineeringStanford University1994
 MSc.Electrical EngineeringStanford University1990
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Research Interests
  • Signal Processing Algorithms for Digital Communications Systems
  • Digital Baseband Compensation for RF/Analog Circuit Impairments
  • Broadband Wireless Communications (WiFi, WiMAX, LTE,DVB-H)
  • 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)
  • Relay Communications
  • Satellite Communications (LEOs, GPS, Ka-Band)
  • Sparse Equalization of Wireless and Wireline Channels
  • Multi-Carrier Modulation (OFDM, DMT)
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2013
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
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2013
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
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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
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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
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2011
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  
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
September 2007-PresentFull Professor (tenured)Department of Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
August 2003-August 2007Associate Professor (tenured)Department of Electrical Engineering University of Texas at Dallas
8/99-7/03Principal member of the technical staffCommunications Research Department AT&T Shannon Laboratory
8/94-7/99Member of the technical staffWireless systems group Corporate R&D Center, General Electric Company
1/93-4/93InstructorElectrical Engineering Department Stanford University
1/91-7/94Research AssistantElectrical Engineering Department Stanford University
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SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES OF WHICH A MEMBER
  1. IEEE Fellow
  2. IEEE Signal Processing Society
  3. IEEE Communications Society
  4. IEEE Information Theory Society

Professional Activities :
  1. 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.
  2. Editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications March 2002 - present
  3. Editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing October 2000 - October 2003
  4. Editor for IEEE Communications Letters October 2000 - October 2002
  5. Elected Member to the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications Technical Committee (SP4COM) January 2002 to December 2007.
  6. Elected Member to the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Technical Committee (SPTM) from January 2005-present.
  7. Tutorials Co-Chair at ICASSP'08 in Las Vegas.
  8. Technical committee member for IEEE ICASSP and SPAWC from 2002 to present.
  9. 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
  10. Co-Chair of the Communication Theory Symposium at IEEE Globecom'04 Conference in Dallas, Texas, December 2004.
  11. Presented a tutorial at ICECS'03 entitled "Space-Time Coding and Signal Processing for Next-Generation Wireless Communications", December 2003.
  12. Presented an invited tutorial at PIMRC'02 entitled "Space-Time Signal Processing".
  13. Invited plenary speaker to the IEEE CAS Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking, Notre Dame, August 2001

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HONORS & AWARDS:
  1. IEEE Fellow
  2. Co-recipient of the 2006 IEEE Donald G. Fink Best Journal Paper Award
  3. Co-recipient of the 2005 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Journal Paper Award
  4. Co-recipient of the 2005 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Best Paper Award

INSTITUTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
  1. Member, ECS Dean search committee
  2. Member, TE industrial advisory board
  3. Chairperson, EE Faculty search committee
  4. Member, EE teaching assignment committee
  5. Member, EE computer equipment committee

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
  1. Served as Tutorials Co-Chair for ICASSP'08
  2. Served on Technical Program Committee of the following IEEE Conferences : ICASSP, Globecom, WCNC, Asilomar, ISSPIT, ICC, SPAWC
  3. Participated in a leadership course offered by the School of Management
  4. Delivered a tutorial on "space-time coding" at ICECS'03
  5. Regular participant in IEEE conferences on signal processing and communications
  6. Served on NSF panels to review technical proposals

Patents
  1. N. Al-Dhahir, G. Saulnier, and J. Hershey, Method and Apparatus for Performing Power Control Using the Wideband Overlay Synchronization Channel". U.S. Patent no. 5,708,966 issued on January 13th, 1998.
  2. N. Al-Dhahir, J. Hershey, and G. Saulnier, Spacecraft Communication Channel Power Control System". U.S. Patent no. 5,828,335 issued on October 27th, 1998.
  3. J. Hershey, I. Ali, N. Al-Dhahir, G. Saulnier, and R. Nelson, Method and Apparatus for Doppler Based Multiple Access Communications Control", U.S. Patent no. 5,926,467 issued on July 20th; 1999.
  4. N. Al-Dhahir, J. Hershey, N. Vanstralen, R. Frey, M. Grabb, Method and apparatus for filtering digital television signals", U.S. Patent no. 6,122,015 issued on September 19th, 2000.
  5. R. Korkosz, W. McKinney, B. Schings, J. Ross, N. Al-Dhahir, H. Tomlinson, C.M. Puckette, J. Hershey, Telemetry of Diagnostic Messages from a Mobile Asset to a Remote Station", U.S. Patent no. 6,262,659, July 17th, 2001.
  6. F. Ross, J. Hershey, R. Korkosz, N. Al-Dhahir, System and Method for Directing an Adaptive Antenna Array", U.S. Patent no. 6,275,187, August 14th, 2001.
  7. R. Frey, N. Al-Dhahir, M. Grabb, F. Ross, J. Hershey, N. Van Stralen, System and Method for Mitigating Multipath Effects in Television Systems", U.S. Patent no. 6,304,299 B1, October 16th, 2001
  8. F. Ross, J. Hershey, R. Korkosz, N. Al-Dhahir, W. McKinney, and B. Schings, System and Method for Directing an Adaptive Antenna Array", U.S. Patent no. 6,426,720B1 , July , 2002.
  9. K. Maalouf, J. Ashe, and N. Al-Dhahir,A GPS Receiver Interference Nuller with No Satellite Signal Distortion". US Patent no. 6,480,151 issued on November 12th, 2002.
  10. J. Hershey, F. Ross, N. Al-Dhahir, M. Grabb, M. Hartman, R. Fery, J. Esposito, R. LaRosa, Spread Spectrum Communications with Selectable Data Transfer Rates", U.S. Patent no. 6,542,536, April 2003. Page 2 of 5
  11. N. Van Stralen, N. Andrew, R. Korkosz, G. Saulnier, J. Hershey, N. Al-Dhahir, Scalable Spread-Spectrum Signal Detection and Acquisition Processor", U.S. Patent no. 6,621,855, September 2003
  12. J. Hershey, R. Korkosz, G. Saulnier, N. Al-Dhahir, Identification of an identifiable code sequence in a received signal by correlation with summed different-phase replicas of the sequence", U.S. Patent no. 6,668,012, December 2003
  13. R. Korkosz, J. Hershey, W. McKinney, B. Schings, H. Tomlinson, C. Puckette, N. Al-Dhahir, J. Ross,"Telemetry of diagnostic messages from a mobile asset to a remote station", U.S. Patent no. 6,781,513, August 2004
  14. N. Al-Dhahir and A.H.Sayed, Finite-Length Equalization over Multi-Input Multi-Output Channels". U.S. Patent no. 6,870,882, March 2005
  15. R. Gauss and N. Al-Dhahir, "Adaptive Digital Beamformer Coefficient Processor for Satellite Signal Interference Reduction" , U.S. Patent no. 6,885,338, April 2005
  16. N. Al-Dhahir, C. Fragouli, and W. Turin, "Training-Based Channel Estimation for Multiple Antennas", U.S. Patent no. 6,959,047, October 2005
  17. N. Al-Dhahir, "Method and Apparatus for designing nite-length multi-input multi-output channel shortening pre-filters", U.S. Patent no. 7,027,536, April 2006
  18. N. Al-Dhahir, "Frequency-domain Method for joint equalization and decoding of space-time block codes", U.S. Patent no. 7,092,450, August 15, 2006
  19. N. Al-Dhahir, S. Diggavi, A. Stamoulis, "Amelioration in Inter-Carrier Interference in OFDM", US Patent no. 7,130,355, October 2006
  20. N. Al-Dhahir, C. Fragouli, and W. Turin, "Creating Training Sequences for Space-Time Diversity Arrangements", US Patent no. 7,154,964, December 2006
  21. N. Al-Dhahir, S. Diggavi, A. Stamoulis, "Estimation of a Frequency-Selective Channel in a MIMO Environment with Parameters that Vary within a Transmission Block", US Patent no. 7,173,975, February 2007
  22. N. Al-Dhahir, "Frequency-Domain Method for Joint Equalization and Decoding of Space-Time Block Codes", US Patent no. 7,173,976  February 2007
  23. N. Al-Dhahir, "Frequency-Domain Method for Joint Equalization and Decoding of Space-Time Block Codes", US Patent no. 7,379,508B1, May 2008
  24. N. Al-Dhahir and A. Sayed, "Finite-Length Equalization over Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) Channels", US Patent no. 7,433,402 , October 2008
  25. N. Al-Dhahir, S. Diggavi, and A. Stamoulis, "Method for communicating via a channel characterized by parameters that vary in time within a transmission block", US Patent no. 7,450,656, November 2008
  26. N. Al-Dhahir, "Frequency-Domain Method for Joint Equalization and Decoding of Space-Time Block Codes",US Patent no. 7,583,748, September 2009
  27. N. Al-Dhahir and A.H. Sayed, "Finite-Length Equalization over Multi-Input Multi-Output Channels", U.S. Patent no. 7,586,984, September 2009
  28. N. Al-Dhahir, C. Fragouli, W. Turin, Creating Training Sequences for Space-Time Diversity Arrangements, US Patent no. 7,668,225, February 2010

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