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Walid Saad

Professor
Walid  Saad
Mailing Address
Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington
900 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203
  • Ph.D., University of Oslo, 2010
  • M.E., American University of Beirut, 2007
  • B.E., Lebanese University, 2004

  • Wireless networks
  • Game theory
  • Communications
  • Machine learning
  • Cyber-physical systems
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  • Wireless networks
  • Machine learning
  • 5G/6G cellular systems
  • Semantic communications
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) communication
  • Game theory
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Smart grids
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    • IEEE Fellows (2019)  For contributions to distributed optimization in cooperative and heterogeneous wireless systems
    • Ten best conference paper awards at major IEEE conferences (e.g., IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE WCNC, IEEE PIMRC, and IEEE Smartgridcomm, among others)
    • Co-author, IEEE Communications Society Young Author Best Paper Award in 2019 and 2021
    • Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher by the Web of Science, 2019, 2020, and 2021
    • IEEE ComSoc Communication Theory Technical Committee Early Achievement Award, 2019
    • IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee Early Achievement Award, 2018
    • IEEE ComSoc Best Young Professional in Academia Award, 2017
    • IEEE  ComSoc  Fred W. Ellersick Prize, 2015 and 2022