I am a Professor and Director of the School of Computing, at Queen’s University. I am also the founder and director of the Queen`s Telecommunications Research Lab (TRL) in the School of Computing. Before joining Queen’s University, I worked in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Kuwait University, and the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. I earned my PhD in Computing Science from the University of Alberta, my MASc in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, and my BSc in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a former chair of the IEEE Communication Society Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks Technical Committee, and an IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Speaker.
My research is in the control and performance evaluation of broadband, wireless and mobile network architectures and protocols. I am currently leading research in the areas of 5G and edge computing. I have authored, with my students and colleagues, more than 500 publications in journals and conference proceedings. I have received several recognitions and best paper awards at top international conferences. In 2015 I received the Queen’s University School of Graduate Studies Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision an honour that I cherish from my students who are a continual source of great pride for me.