KAUST- NSF Conference
Omar Bakr completed his PhD in computer science from UC Berkeley in 2010. During his doctoral studies at Berkeley, as member of both the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) and the Technology Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) group, he worked on developing techniques to leverage information and communication technologies (ICT) to reduce the cost of delivering services to rural and under served areas. His thesis work focused on low cost techniques for building high gain antenna arrays for extending the reach and reducing the cost of wireless infrastructure. In 2009, he co-founded Tarana Wireless, where he currently serves as Chief Scientist, to develop technologies and solutions to support future growth of wireless networks. He has co-authored several papers and holds several pending patents in the fields of networking, communications, and signal processing.