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Dr Obada Al Khatib

Dr Obada Al Khatib, Assistant Professor at UOWD

Dr Obada Al Khatib

Assistant Professor

Dr Al Khatib is very passionate about teaching and feels that mentorship and interaction with students in the course of teaching are some of the aspects that make an academic position so rewarding. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Information Engineering (IEEE), the IEEE power and Energy Society (PES) and the IEEE communication Society (ComSoc).

Qualifications: BSc, Qatar University; MSc, National University of Malaysia; PhD, University of Sydney

Telephone: +971 4 2781797

Email: (@uowdubai.ac.ae): ObadaAlKhatib

Dr Al Khatib is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) and currently teaches Data Communications, Programming for Engineers, Engineering Computing and Analysis, Communication Systems and Wireless Communication Systems to undergraduate and postgraduate students and has a keen interest in Telecommunication Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia specialising in “Modelling and Performance analysis of wireless communication systems for smart grid communications”.

Dr Al Khatib is very passionate about teaching and feels that mentorship and interaction with students in the course of teaching are some of the aspects that make an academic position so rewarding.  His teaching philosophy is concerned with fostering: (1) students’ inquisitiveness and passion for learning, (2) life-long learning, (3) association with the real world, (4) organised study, (5) confidence building, and (6) student and lecturer accountability.

Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Al Khatib held the position of Research Associate in Wireless Engineering at the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications at the University of Sydney, Australia. Previously he was Tutor and Lab demonstrator at the University of Sydney and taught courses on Radio Frequency Engineering and Wireless Engineering. He was also an Electrical Engineer for the Consolidated Contractors International Company in Qatar.

He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Information Engineering (IEEE), the IEEE power and Energy Society (PES) and the IEEE communication Society (ComSoc).

RESEARCH

Dr Al Khatib research interests are in modelling, design, and performance analysis of wireless communication systems with current emphasis on massive-MIMO, green communications, millimetre wave communication, small cell/heterogeneous networks and wireless network virtualisation.

His recent publications include:

  • [J1] O. Al-Khatib, W. Hardjawana, and B. Vucetic, “Traffic Modeling and Optimization in Public and Private Wireless Access Networks for Smart Grids,” Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 5, no. 4,  pp.1949–1960, July 2014.
  • [C1] O. Al-Khatib, W. Hardjawana, and B. Vucetic, “Wireless Networks Virtualization: Traffic Modeling and Spectrum Sharing,” in Communications (ICC), 2015 IEEE International Conference on, June 2015.
  • [C2] O. Al-Khatib, W. Hardjawana, and B. Vucetic, “Traffic Modeling for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Last Mile Wireless Access Networks,” in Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), 2014, IEEE, Dec 2014. (Selected as one of the best 50 papers).
  • [C3] O. Al-Khatib, W. Hardjawana, and B. Vucetic, “Queuing Analysis for Smart Grid Communications in Wireless Access Networks,” in Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2014 IEEE International Conference on, Nov 2014.
  • [C6] O. Al-Khatib, W. Hardjawana, and B. Vucetic, “Channel- and Buffer-Aware Scheduling and Resource Allocation Algorithm for LTE-A Uplink,” in Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2014 IEEE 25th International Symposium on, Sept 2014.

INDUSTRY AND CONSULTING

  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Information Engineering (IEEE)
  • Member of IEEE power and Energy Society (PES)
  • Member of IEEE communication Society (ComSoc)

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