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Al-Dhahir Will Receive IEEE Honor

Al-Dhahir Will Receive IEEE Honor

Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir

Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir

Dr. Naofal Al-Dhahir, the Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, will receive the Signal Processing and Communications Electronics Technical Recognition Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in December.

The award recognizes IEEE Communications Society members who have made outstanding contributions to the technological advancement of signal processing for communications. Al-Dhahir led the theory and development of equalization algorithms for single-carrier and multi-carrier broadband wired and wireless communications modems.

“I’m honored to receive this award from the IEEE and would like to thank my research collaborators over the last 25 years,” Al-Dhahir said. “I’m grateful to UT Dallas for the supportive research environment.”

Since receiving his PhD from Stanford University in 1994, Al-Dhahir has been a co-author of more than 350 research papers with over 11,000 citations. He is a co-inventor of 43 issued U.S. patents, which have been deployed in digital TVs, DSL modems and fourth-generation (4G) cellphones. Al-Dhahir is the co-recipient of four IEEE best paper awards, including the prestigious 2006 Donald G. Fink Award. He is an IEEE Fellow cited for “contributions to high-rate communications through broadband channels.”

A version of this story also ran in News Center.