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Distinguished Professor
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Saudi Arabia
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Alouini is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, USA, in 1998. Alouini is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America (OSA)). Other recognitions include his selection as Fellow of the African Academy of Science in 2018 and Member of the Academia Europaea in 2019. Over the last years, Alouini has been addressing the uneven global distribution, access to, and use of information and communication technologies by studying and developing (i) new generations of integrated space-air-ground networks as a solution to provide connectivity to far-flung, less-populated, and/or hard-to-reach areas and (ii) novel thrifty wireless networks to achieve digital inclusiveness for low-income neighborhoods.
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1 - No poverty
2 - Zero hunger
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
8 - Decent work and economic growth
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10 - Reduced inequality
11 - Sustainable cities and communities
12 - Responsible consumption and production
13 - Climate action
14 - Life below water
15 - Life on land
Wireless communications, Satellite communications, Global connectivity, Digital inclusiveness
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06-Engineering Sciences
TWAS Awards: 
TWAS Award in Engineering Sciences (2022)
Last updated on 22/08/2022