Brief Biography


Alhussein A. Abouzeid is a Professor with the Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he has been since 2001. He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from University of Washington, Seattle, in 2001 and 1999, respectively,  and the B.S. degree with honors from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1993, all in electrical engineering. From 2014 to 2018 he held a summer visiting Professor appointment with the Center of Wireless Communications, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland. From 2008 to 2010 he served as Program Director in the Computer and Network Systems Division of the U.S. National Science Foundation,  where he co-directed the NeTS program and co-founded the EARS program for radio spectrum efficiency. He held appoitnments with Allied Signal (now Honeywell)  Redmond, WA,  Hughes Research Labs (HRL), Malibu, CA and Alcatel Telecom. He was the founding director of WiFiUS in 2011, an international NSF-funded virtual institute on wireless systems research, composed of 58 principal investigators from 29 institutions in the US and Finland. He received the Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the US National Science Foundation in 2006, and the Finnish Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) Fellow award from Tekes (now Business Finland),  2014-2018. He has served/serves as an Associate Editor for Elsevier Computer Networks, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. He is a member of IEEE and ACM, and has served on the organizing and technical committees of several conferences.

Open Research Assistant Positions:

I am always looking to mentor motivated graduate students towards their PhD. Two recent projects that have open research assistant positions (2020-2024) under my supervision are:

Representative past project: NSF CNS 1422153 Project Home page

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