University of British Columbia, Canada
On the performance analysis of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces
Anas Chaaban received his Maitrise-es-Sciences degree in Electronics from the Lebanese University, Lebanon, in 2006. He received his M.Sc. degree in Communications Technology and his Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the University of Ulm and the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. From 2008 to 2009, he was with the Daimler AG research group on machine vision (machine learning), Ulm, Germany. He was a Research Assistant with the Emmy-Noether Research Group on Wireless Networks at the University of Ulm from 2009 to 2011, which relocated to the Ruhr-University of Bochum in 2011. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Ruhr-University of Bochum from 2013 to 2014, and at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi-Arabia, from 2015 to 2017. He joined the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, as an Assistant Professor in 2018. His research interests are in the areas of information theory, coding, and their application in wireless communications. Dr. Chaaban received the Canadian Society of Information Theory paper award in 2019, the best paper award at ICCSPA in 2015, and the best poster award at the IEEE Comm. Theory Workshop in 2011. He received the Thank a Prof. Award from the UBCO Center of Teaching and Learning in 2020. He is a member of the IEEE since 2009, a Senior Member since 2017, and a member of the Canadian Society of Information Theory. He served as an editor of the IEEE Access Special Section on Optical Wireless Technologies for 5G Communications and Beyond (2017), the Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (Wiley) (2017-2018), and the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communication Networks (Springer) (2017-2018). He currently serves as an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications (2018-to date), a financial chair of the IEEE Communication Theory Workshop (CTW) 2020/21, a treasurer for the North-American School of IT 2021, and a technical program committee member of multiple conferences.