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Karim Seddik
Professor Karim G. Seddik is an assistant professor in the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering at The American University in Cairo (AUC). He was also assistant professor in Electrical Engineering Department at Alexandria University and the Wireless Intelligent Networks Center (WINC), Nile University. Seddik received the BSc (with highest honors) and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He received his PhD  at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland, College Park 2008.
His research interests include cognitive radio, interference channels, cooperative communications and networking, MIMO-OFDM systems, and distributed detection in wireless sensor networks.

Seddik is a recipient of the Graduate School Fellowship from the University of Maryland in 2004 and 2005 and the Future Faculty Program Fellowship from the University of Maryland in 2006.


Research Interests

Current Research Interests
Interference Channels
- DMT for the Z-interference channel
- DMT for ARQ over the Z-interference channel
Cognitive Radio Networks
- Throughput maximization
- Secondary users access schemes
- Cognitive relaying
Sensor Networks
- Distributed detection in wireless sensor networks
Cooperative Communications
- Design of distributed space-time codes (DSTC)
- Design of distributed space-frequency codes (DSFC)
Recent Publications

  1. A. Arafa , K. G. Seddik, A. K. Sultan, T. ElBatt and A. A. El-Sherif, “A Soft Sensing-Based Cognitive Access Scheme Exploiting Primary Feedback”, Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Paderborn, Germany, May 2012.
  2. M. Nafea, K. G. Seddik, M. Nafie, and H. El Gamal, “On the Diversity Gain Region of the Z-Interference Channels”, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.
  3. N. Helal, K. G. Seddik, A. El-Keyi and T. ElBatt, “A Feedback-Based Access Scheme for Cognitive-Relaying Networks”, IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC), Paris, France, April 2012.
  4. A. K. Sultan, A. A. El-Sherif, and K. G. Seddik, “Cognitive Multiple Access Using Soft Sens- ing and Secondary Channel State Information”, IEEE Wireless Communication and Networking Conference (WCNC), Paris, France, April 2012.
  5. K. G. Seddik, A. K. Sultan, A. A. El-Sherif, and A. M. Arafa, “A Feedback-Based Access Scheme for Cognitive Radio Systems”, IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (SPAWC), San Francisco, CA, July 2011.
  6. K. G. Seddik, A. K. Sultan, and A. A. El-Sherif, “Censoring for Improved Performance of Distributed Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks”, IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Advances for Wireless Communications (SPAWC), San Francisco, CA, July 2011.
  7. A. A. El-Sherif, A. K. Sultan, and K. G. Seddik, “Soft Sensing-Based Multiple Access for Cog- nitive Radio Networks”, IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM), Miami, Florida, Dec. 2010.
Education

• University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
  Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Spring 2008. (GPA = 4.0/4.0)
  Thesis title: “Diversity in Cooperative Networks: How to Achieve and Where to  
  Exploit?”. Advisor: Prof. K. J. Ray Liu.


• University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
  M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Fall 2007. (GPA= 4.0/4.0)

• Alexandria University, Egypt. M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, April 2004. (GPA= 4.0/4.0)
  Thesis title: “Blind Channel Estimation in OFDM systems”.

• Alexandria University, Egypt. B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, June 2001.
  Cumulative Grade “Distinction With Degree of Honor”.
  Department Rank: First on a class of 267 students.