Khaled Ben Letaief

Khaled Ben Letaief
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Dean, School of Engineering

Current Position:
Dean and Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Current International Activities:
GEDC Member, IEEE Communications Society Asia Pacific Committee, Member

National/Regional/Global Interests:
IEEE, Engineering Education, International Partnerships.

Academic Leadership Experience:
Dean, School of Engineering, 2009-Present
Chair, University Working Group for the 4-Year Curriculum Development, 2009-Present
Member, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Search Committee, 2008-Present
Member, University Committee on Appointments of University Professor, 2007-Present
Director, Wireless IC System Design Center, Nansha, China, 2006-Present

Area of Research:
Wireless Communications, Spread Spectrum Systems, Coding, Space Time Coding.

Selected Published Articles and Works:
- K. Hamdi, X. N. Zeng, A. Ghrayeb, and K. B. Letaief, "Impact of Noise Power Uncertainty on Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Systems, "IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'2010), Miami, Florida, USA, December, 2010
- Qing Wang, Pingyi Fan, M. Mckay, and K. B. Letaief, "On the Selection of Relays' Positions in Diamond Relay Networks" IEEE/ACMIWCMC '10, Caen, France, July, 2010
- Wei Chen, Lin Dai, K. B. Letaief, and Zhigang Cao, "A Unified Cross-Layer Framework for Resource Allocation in Cooperative Networks," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 7, no. 8, pp., 3000-3012, August 2008.  (IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communication)
- Feng Han, Pingyi Fan, Q. T. Zhang, K. B. Letaief, "On Energy spreading transform based MIMO systems: Capacity and diversity, "IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC, 2008), Las Vegas, USA, April, 2008
- W. Zhang and K. B. Letaief, "Bandwidth efficient cooperative diversity for wireless networks," IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'2007), Washington, D.C., USA, November, 2007

Awards and Accomplishments:
Recipient of the 1998 University Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching (Highest University-wide Teaching Award). This Gold Medal is established to recognize excellence in teaching and only one recipient / year is honored for his/her contributions. The award also requires university Senate Approval, HKUST.
Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award, School of Engineering, HKUST, Spring, 2009
Special Mention by HKUST Senate in October 1997 in recognition of dedication to teaching.  The Mention states that 
"...Dr. K. Ben Letaief is one of three "finalists" for the 1997 Michael G. Gale Award and that it was very difficult for the selection committee to choose among the finalists even after making class visits to the three finalists.  The three finalists deserve the congratulations and gratitude of the Senate for their excellent work and dedication to teaching."
Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award, School of Engineering, HKUST, Spring, 1995
Mangoon Award for Best Graduate Instructor, Purdue University, May, 1990

Education:
B.S. in Electrical Engineering with Distinction (Cumulative GPA Percentage: 94.67%)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (Awarded December 22, 1984).
M.S. in Electrical Engineering (Cumulative GPA Percentage: 98.33%)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (Awarded August 10, 1986)
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Cumulative GPA Percentage: 98.00%)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA (Awarded May 5, 1990)