Mohamed-Slim Alouini


Research Interests

Professor Alouini current research interests include design and performance analysis of diversity combining techniques, MIMO techniques, multi-hop/cooperative communications systems, optical wireless communication systems, cognitive radio systems, and multi-resolution, hierarchical and adaptive modulation schemes.  He has published several papers on the above subjects and he is co-author of the textbook Digital Communication over Fading Channels published by Wiley Interscience. He has also won several awards in his career: For instance, he recently received the 2016 Recognition Award of the IEEE Communication Society Wireless Technical Committee, the 2016 Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers in Engineering Sciences, and the Inaugural Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Science & Technology Achievement Award in Engineering Sciences in 2017.


Other recognitions include his selection as (i) Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), (ii) IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communication Society, (iii) member for several times in the annual Thomson ISI Web of Knowledge list of Highly Cited Researchers as well as the Shanghai Ranking/Elsevier list of Most Cited Researchers, and (iv) a co-recipient of best paper awards in eleven IEEE conferences (including ICC, GLOBECOM, VTC, PIMRC, ISWCS, and DySPAN).

Selected Publications

  • C. Ben Issaid, K. Park, and M. -S. Alouini, "A generic simulation approach for the fast and accurate estimation of the outage probability of single hop and multihop FSO links subject to generalized pointing errors ", in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , Vol. 16, No. 10, October 2017.
  • S. Jardak, S. Ahmed, and M. -S. Alouini, "Low complexity moving target parameter estimation for MIMO Radar using 2D-FFT", IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, Vol. 65, No. 18, September 2017.
  • H. Oubei, E. Zedini, R. Al-Afandi, A. Kammoun, M. Abdallah, T. K. Ng, M. Hamdi, M. -S. Alouini, and B. Ooi, " A simple statistical channel model for temperature induced turbulence in underwater wireless optical communication systems ", Optics Express, Vol. 42, No. 13, July 2017.
  • I. Boukhdimi, A. Kammoun, and M. -S. Alouini, "Coordinated SLNR based precoding in large-scale heterogeneous networks ", in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (Special Issue on: Cooperative Signal Processing for Heterogeneous and Multi-Task Wireless Sensor Networks ), Vol. 11, No. 3, April 2017.
  • A. Douik, S. Sorour, T. Al-Naffouri, and M. -S. Alouini, "Instantly decodable network coding: From centralized to device-to-device communication", IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 19, No. 2, Second Quarter 2017.
  • A. Bader H. El-Sawy, M. Gharbieh, A. Adinoyi, F. Alshaalan, and M. -S. Alouini, "First mile challenges for large-scale IoT", IEEE Communication Magazine (Feature Topic: Internet of Things), Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 138-144, March 2017.
  • E. Zedini, H. Soury, and M. -S. Alouini, "Dual-hop FSO transmission systems over Gamma-Gamma turbulence with pointing errors", in IEEE Transaction on Wireless Communication, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 784-796, February 2017.
  • M. Esmail, A. Raghed, H. Fathallah, and M. -S. Alouini, "Investigation and demonstration of high speed full-optical hybrid FSO/fiber communication system under light and storm condition", IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2017.
  • A.Chaaban, Z. Rezki, and M. -S. Alouini, "Fundamental limits of parallel optical wireless channels: Capacity results and outage formulation", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 296-311, January 2017.​
  • A. Kammoun and M. -S. Alouini, "No eigenvalues outside the limiting support of generally correlated Gaussian matrices", in IEEETransaction on Information Theory, Vol. 62, No. 7, pp. 4312-4326, July 2016.
  • A. Chaaban, J. -M Morvan, and M. -S. Alouini, "Free-space optical communications: Capacity bounds, approximations, and a new sphere-packing perspective", in IEEE Transaction on Communication, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 1176-1191, March 2016.
  • ​​N. Ben Rached, A. Kammoun, M. -S. Alouini, and R. Tempone, "Uni?ed importance sampling schemes for efficient simulation of outage capacity over generalized fading channels", in IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (Special Issue on: Stochastic Simulation and Optimisation in Signal Processing), Vol. 10 , No. 2, pp. 376-388, March 2016.
  • E. Zedini and M. -S. Alouini, "Multihop relaying over IM/DD FSO systems with pointing errors", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 33, No. 22, pp. 5007-5015, December 2015.
  • M. Usman, H. -C. Yang, and M. -S. Alouini, "Extended delivery time analysis for cognitive packet transmission with application to secondary queuing analysis", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 14, No. 10, pp. 5300-5312, October 2015.
  • H. Soury and M. -S. Alouini, "Symbol error rate of MPSK over EGK channels perturbed by a dominant additive Laplacian noise", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 63, No. 7, pp. 2511-2523, July 2015.
  • E. Zedini, I. Ansari, and M. -S. Alouini, "On the performance of mixed Nakagami-m/Gamma-Gamma dual-hop transmission systems", IEEE Photonics Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, February 2015.
  • S. -S. Nam, H. -C. Yang, M. -S. Alouini, and D. I. Kim, "An MGF-based unified framework to determine the joint statistics of partial sums of ordered i.n.d. random variables ", IEEE Transacations on Signal Processing, Vol. 62 , No. 16 , pp. 4270-4283, August 2014.
  • H. Nam and M. -S. Alouini, "Iterative group splitting algorithm for opportunistic scheduling systems", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 13, No. 5, pp. 1076-1089, May 2014.
  • M. Hanif, H. -C. Yang, and M. -S. Alouini, "OPRA capacity bounds for selection diversity over generalized fading channels", IEEE Communication Letters, Vol. 18 , No.5 , pp. 733-736, May 2014.
  • Z. Rezki and M. -S. Alouini, "On the capacity of multiple access and broadcast fading channels with full channel state information at low SNR", IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 464-475, January 2014.
  • K. -H. Park, T. Wang, and M. -S. Alouini, "On the jamming power allocation for secure amplify-and-forward relaying via cooperative jamming", IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications: Special Issue on Signal Processing for Physical Layer Security, Vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 1741-1750, September 2013.
 Complete publication list is available through Google Scholar, DBLP, and Scopus Database​.


  • ​Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, United States, 1998
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (GeorgiaTech), Atlanta, GA, United States, 1995
  • Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.), Electronics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, 1993
  • Diplome d'Ingenieur, École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Telecom Paris Tech), Paris, France, 1993