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Samah Ghanem

Samah Ghanem

Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis

Dr.-Eng. Samah A. M. Ghanem has 14 years of worldwide experience in the industry and in research. She has been involved in research for the last 7 years, while she worked for the industry before. Samah is currently a postdoctoral fellow researcher at Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis, France under IMAGE-NET and HARP EU FP7 projects that aims to 5G wireless networks with higher data rates via interference management in small cells and massive MIMOs. She was a researcher at IEETA, University of Aveiro, and at the Institute of Telecommunications, IT, FCUP, FEUP, University of Porto, both in Portugal between Nov, 2009 to Dec, 2013. Her research considered the Analysis, Modeling, Design, and Optimization of Future Telecommunications Systems. She has proposed and supervised a set of projects and has been involved with several projects which are oriented to technical research as well as managerial and business oriented. Dr. Ghanem proposed novel models, transmission schemes, and new designs for higher data rates and delay tolerant future communication systems. She has also generalized fundamental limits for multiuser communications that rely on the intersections between information theory and estimation theory. In particular, Dr. Ghanem generalized the relation between the mutual information and the MMSE by Guo, Shamai, and Verdu to multiuser setups, a contribution of particular relevance to identifying transmission schemes with interference awareness, and to other research areas in statistical signal processing and artificial intelligence that can capitalize on such tools. Dr. Ghanem holds PhD degree in Telecommunications with highest distinction (Honors) under MAP-Tele joint doctoral program in Portugal, she holds a M.Sc. degree in scientific computing/ computer and engineering, from BZU, in Palestine with co-supervised master thesis at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. She also holds a BS. degree in electrical engineering from ANNU, Palestine since 2001. Dr. Ghanem was a visiting researcher at APNET group, Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2012 and a visiting researcher at Control and Dynamics group, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany, in 2008. Dr. Ghanem had extensive experience in the cellular field of telecommunications working on Ericsson systems 2G, 2.5G, and 3G RANs and NMSs for operator and provider for more than seven years, during which she built the Quality Plan and the Software Integration and Verification Quality Plan for the NEO09 on top of the OSS-RC software development project at Ericsson LMI, and she was assigned to build the Strategic Plan for the Operations Excellence department within Ericsson LMI-PDU OSS Research and Development Center in Ireland. She was also a senior OSS engineer and a senior RAN performance engineer focusing on business objects and defining network KPIs and KQIs. In addition, she has experience in software engineering development process, practical six sigma, and business intelligence IT frameworks. Dr. Ghanem had on the other hand contribution in the mechanical engineering research of smart materials "shape memory alloys" modeling and control. She has a published book in the control of the SMA, two book chapters under Springer: one is related to adaptive control, and another is related to fundamental limits and optimal designs of MAC Poisson Channel, in addition to different publications in Wireless Telecommunications where she received the best student paper award under ICCST, San Fransisco, USA, 2011. Dr. Ghanem is an IEEE Member, IEEE ComSoc member, IEEE ITSoc member, IAENG member, and JAENG member. She was one of the Technical Program Committee at IEEE Globecom 2014, USA and IEEE ISWTA, 2014, IEEE SPICES 2015. She served as a general chair of the MAP-tele 2010, Portugal, session chair at WCECS 2011, SF, USA, and as a TPC reviewer for different conferences like IEEE ICC 2015, IEEE VTC-Spring 2013, IEEE CoCoNet ICC 2013, and IEEE ISWTA 2013, IEEE ISIT 2012, IEEE APACE 2012, etc.>