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Asmaa Abdallah

Machine learning for reconfigurable intelligent surfaces to enable affordable connectivity and scalable wireless infrastructure.

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


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Asmaa Abdallah is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). In 2020, she received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon.  She received the M.S degree and B.S. degree (with High Distinction) in Computer and Communications Engineering from Rafik Hariri University (RHU), Lebanon in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Through her academic years, Dr. Abdallah was the recipient of a scholarship from the Lebanese National Counsel for Scientific Research (CNRS-L/AUB) to support her doctoral studies and received the Academic Excellence Award at RHU in 2013 for ranking first in the graduating class.

Her research interests include communication theory, stochastic geometry for wireless communications, machine learning for wireless communications and array signal processing, with emphasis on energy and spectral efficient algorithms for emerging wireless communication technologies. During her time at AUB, she served as an executive committee member of many societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Young Professionals, and IEEE Women in Engineering, where she was instrumental in organizing national conferences and outreach events for young engineers.