PhD , Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and Science
Jacobs University Bremen
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Khodr A. Saaifan was born in Lebanon, in 1978. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in communications from Benha and Cairo Universities in June 2001 and May 2005, respectively. In January 2015, he received his Ph.D degree (with distinction) from Jacobs University Bremen.
From 2005 to 2009 he was with the Research and Development Department of wireless phones and terminals at the Egyptian Telephone Company.
Dr. Khodr joined the Transmission System (TrSys) Group at Jacobs University Bremen as a research associate in Sept. 2009, starting his PhD studies on interference cancellation for wireless communications systems with the focus on MIMO systems, OFDM, and spread spectrum. As a part of his research , he served as a Teaching Assistant for courses such as Digital Signal Processing, Signal and System Lab, measurement tools Lab, and Electrical Circuits Analysis. During the first 2 years in the TrSys Group, he was working in a larger DFG-funded project on non-stationary interference cancellation in wireless broadband systems.
Since Sept. 2015, Dr. Saaifan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Jacobs University Bremen. He is currently engaged in developing advanced space time coding schemes for wireless MIMO systems in uncoordinated interference. Publications are in the areas of CDMA/multiuser systems, interference modeling, impulse noise, single- and multicarrier transmission, and MIMO systems.
A full list of publications is available under the Publications tab.
In: IEEE Trans. on Communications, 61 (1), pp. 197-205, 2013.
Sitzung der ITG Fachgruppe »Angewandte Informationstheorie«, Darmstadt, Germany, 2014.
DFG TakeOFDM Colloquium, Karlsruhe, 2010.
Jacobs University Bremen, Shaker Verlag, 2015, ISBN: 978-3-8440-3787-6.
IEEE ICC 2013, Budapest, Hungary, 2013.
IEEE Globecom 2012, Anaheim, CA, USA, 2012.
2012 IEEE 76th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2012-Fall), Québec City, Canada, 2012.
International Conference on Telecommunications, (ICT 2012), Jounieh, Lebanon, 2012.
International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2011), Aachen, Germany, 2011.
16th International OFDM Workshop 2011, Hamburg, Germany, 2011.
IEEE International Conference on Communications ICC 2011, Kyoto, Japan, 2011.
1Current research topics (2015-present):
• Channel Coding
• Impulse Noise Modeling
• Algebraic Space-Time Coding
• Satellite Communications2Previous research topics (2009-2015):
• Detection and Estimation
• Measurements and Modeling
• Wireless Communications
• Multicarrier Transmission3Research Projects:
- Satellite communications project – focus on receiver algorithms- collaboration with industry (2015-2016)1
- Coordinated cancellation and correction of nonstationary noise in OFDM (2009-2012)2, (2012-2015)2, and (2015-2017)2
Funding: 1industry funding, 2Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG.
• Digital Signal Processing (teaching assistant)
• Basic Electrical Circuits
• Signal and Systems Lab
• Measurement Tools Automation with Matlab2Research/thesis co-advisor:
Mohammad Ismail Hossain – Wireless impulse noise modeling (Research project)
Asif Ahmed – Study of impulse noise in MIMO wireless communication. (Research project)
1Additional material associated with my publications, research work, and with various presentations.