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Hatem Abou-Zeid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he was at Ericsson Canada for 4 years leading 5G radio access designs and contributing to intellectual property development in the areas of RAN intelligence, low latency communications, and multi-radio access technologies. Before that, he worked at Cisco Systems developing scalable traffic engineering and routing protocols for service provider networks. Several wireless access algorithms and traffic engineering techniques that he co-invented and co-developed are deployed in 5G mobile networks and data centers worldwide.


Dr. Abou-Zeid’s research interests are broadly in 5G/6G wireless networking, immersive and aerial communications, and robust machine learning for networks. He is the co-inventor of 19 patent filings and co-author of more than 60 journal and conference publications in many of the leading venues for wireless communications research. Dr. Abou-Zeid is an avid supporter of industry-university partnerships and applied research - and he served on the Ericsson Government Industry Relations and Talent Development Committees. In this role, he led and contributed to creating collaborative projects involving over 25 students and valued at more than $3.5 Million.

Dr. Abou-Zeid earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University, Carleton University, and Ontario Tech University in Canada.


Photo of Breathtaking Lake Moraine (90 minutes from Calgary) by Jesse Collins on Unsplash

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