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Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

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Dr. Letaief is an internationally recognized leader in wireless communications. He is a Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of IEEE, and Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is recognized as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher. He is also recipient of many distinguished awards including 2021 IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks Recognition Award; 2021 IEEE Communications Society Best Survey Paper Award; 2019 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award; and 2016 IEEE Marconi Prize Award in Wireless Communications.

Since 1993, he has been with the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) where he is currently a Chair Professor and the New Bright Professor of Engineering. While at HKUST, he has held many administrative positions, including the Dean of Engineering and Head of the Electronic and Computer Engineering department. He is recognized for his dedicated service to professional societies and IEEE where he has served in many leadership positions. These include founding Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, President of the IEEE Communications Society (2018-19), and member of the IEEE Board of Directors (2022-23).

Dr. Letaief received the BS degree with distinction, MS, and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, USA.

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