Dr. Khaled B. Letaief

Provost, HBKU, Qatar ( kletaief@hbku.edu.qa)

Chair Professor, ECE Dept., HKUST, Hong Kong ( eekhaled@ust.hk)

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Letaief received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, USA. He is Chair Professor and Provost of HBKU, a newly established research-intensive university in Qatar. He has served as HKUST Dean of Engineering from 2009 to 2015. Under his leadership, HKUST School of Engineering has not only transformed its education and scope and produced very high caliber scholarship, it has also actively pursued knowledge transfer and societal engagement in broad contexts. It has also dazzled in international rankings.

Dr. Letaief is a world-renowned leader in wireless communications and networks. In these areas, he has over 500 journal and conference papers and given invited keynote talks as well as courses all over the world. He has made 6 major contributions to IEEE Standards along with 13 patents. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and was instrumental in organizing many IEEE flagship conferences as well as serving IEEE in many leadership positions, including IEEE ComSoc Vice-President for Technical Activities and IEEE ComSoc Vice-President for Conferences.

He is recipient of 6 Teaching awards and 11 IEEE Best Paper awards. He is ISI Highly Cited Researcher, IEEE Fellow, HKIE Fellow, and recipient of 2007 IEEE Joseph LoCicero Award; 2009 IEEE Marconi Prize Award; 2010 Purdue Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award, 2011 IEEE Harold Sobol Award, and 2011 IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award.