Zaher Dawy received the B.E.
degree in Computer and Communications Engineering
with high distinction from the American University
of Beirut (AUB) in 1998. He received his M.Sc.
and Dr.-Ing. degrees in Communications Engineering
with excellent distinction from Munich University
of Technology (TUM) in 2000 and 2004, respectively.
Between 1999 and 2000, he worked as a part-time
Communications Engineer at Siemens AG research
labs in Munich focusing on the development of
enhancement techniques for the UMTS cellular
technology. At TUM, between 2000 and 2003 he
managed and developed a research project with
Siemens AG where he designed advanced multiuser
receiver structures for UMTS base stations.
He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at AUB in September 2004 where he
is currently an Associate Professor.
Dr. Dawy is recipient of the IEEE Communications
Society 2011 Outstanding Young Researcher Award
in Europe, Middle East, and Africa Region, AUB
2008 Teaching Excellence Award, Best Graduate
Award from TUM in 2000, Youth and Knowledge
Siemens Scholarship for distinguished students
in 1999, and Distinguished Graduate Medal of
Excellence from Harriri foundation in 1998.
He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Founding
Member of the IEEE Communications Society Lebanon
Chapter, Chair of the IEEE Communications Society
Lebanon Chapter between 2009 and 2012, Associate
Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials,
Executive Editor for Wiley Transactions on Emerging
Telecommunications Technologies (ETT), and a
member of the Lebanese Order of Engineers. He
has co-authored a book on resource allocation
in OFDMA wireless systems published by Wiley
Press - IEEE Series on Digital and Mobile Communication.
Moreover, he has over 100 research publications
in the general areas of wireless communications
and computational biology. He acted as a Co-Principal
Investigator for a TEMPUS Grant from the European
Commission during 2004-2008. He is currently
the Lead Principal Investigator for three international
research projects funded by Qatar National Research
Fund (QNRF). Moreover, he is a Principal Investigator
for a regional research project funded by Ericsson.
Research interests: My research
and teaching interests include distributed and
cooperative communications, cellular technologies
(WCDMA/HSPA, LTE, IMT-Advanced), radio network
planning and optimization, radio resource management,
context-aware mobile computing, mobile solutions
for smart cities, computational genomics, and
Students: There are opportunities
for motivated masters and PhD students who are
interested in research work in the above areas
of interest. For more details, please contact