Dr. Khaled B. Letaief  (eekhaled@ust.hk)

President, IEEE Communications Society, New York, USA (2018-19)

New Bright Professor of Engineering, HKUST
Chair Professor, ECE. Department, HKUST


Updated Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Letaief is the New Bright Professor of Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is an internationally recognized leader in wireless communications and networks with research interest in artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data analytics systems, tactile Internet, and 5G systems and beyond.  In these areas, he has over 620 journal and conference papers with over 35,000 citations.  He also has 15 patents, including 11 US inventions and served as consultants for different organizations including Huawei, ASTRI, ZTE, Nortel, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Motorola.

Dr. Letaief served in many leadership positions, including Dean of Engineering at HKUST, Provost at HBKU, Director of the Hong Kong Telecom Institute of Information Technology, Vice-President of IEEE Communications Society, and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the well-regarded IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He also served as the President of the IEEE Communications Society (2018-19),  the world's leading organization for communications professionals with headquarter in New York City and members in 162 countries.

As an esteemed scholar, Dr. Letaief is recognized by Thomson Reuters as an ISI Highly Cited Researcher, which puts him among the preeminent individual researchers that are most highly cited.  He was also listed among the 2020 top 30 of AI 2000 Internet of Things Most Influential Scholars.

He is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the 2019 Distinguished Research Excellence Award by HKUST School of Engineering; 2019 IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award; 2018 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award; 2016 IEEE Marconi Prize Award in Wireless Communications; and Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award.  He has also received many distinguished awards in the field of teaching excellence, including the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching (Highest university-wide teaching award at HKUST.)

Dr. Letaief is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of HKIE.  He holds BS with Distinction, MS, and PhD Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, USA.