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Ala Al-Fuqaha

Western Michigan University


Ala Al-Fuqaha (S’00-M’04-SM’09) received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. Currently, he is Professor and director of NEST Research Lab at the Computer Science Department of Western Michigan University. Dr. Al-Fuqaha served as the Principal Investigator or Co- Principal Investigator on multiple research projects funded by NSF, Cisco, Boeing, AVL, Stryker, Wolverine, Traumasoft, and Western Michigan University.
His research interests include Wireless Vehicular Networks (VANETs), cooperation and spectrum access etiquettes in cognitive radio networks, smart services in support of the Internet of Things, management and planning of software defined networks (SDN), intelligent services for the blind and the visually impaired, QoS routing in optical and wireless networks, and performance analysis and evaluation of high-speed computer and telecommunication networks. In 2014, he was the recipient of the outstanding researcher award at the college of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Western Michigan University.
He is currently serving on the editorial board for John Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks Journal, John Wiley’s Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal, EAI Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, and International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE and has served as Technical Program Committee member and reviewer of many international conferences and journals.​

All sessions by Ala Al-Fuqaha

  • MondayNovember 6
11:30 AM

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