Karim G. Seddik


Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research School of Sciences and Engineering
Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering


Brief Biography

Karim Seddik received the BSc with an honor and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 2001 and 2004, respectively, and the Ph.D degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, in 2008. He is currently a Professor in electronics and communications engineering department, at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Before joining AUC, he was an assistant professor in Alexandria University. His research interests include applications of machine learning in communication networks, cognitive radio communications, and layered channel coding.  Seddik has served on the technical program committees of numerous IEEE conferences in the areas of wireless networks and mobile computing. 

He is a recipient of the State Encouragement Award in 2016. He is also a recipient of the certificate of honor from the Egyptian President for being ranked first among all departments in the College of Engineering, Alexandria University in 2002. He also received 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 2007. He also co-authored a conference paper that received the best conference paper award from IEEE communication society technical committee on green communications and computing in 2019.

  • M. ElMossallamy, H. Zhang, R. Sultan, K. G. Seddik, L. Song, G. Y. Li, and Z. Han, "On Spatial Multiplexing Using Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces", accepted for publication in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, Sept. 2020
  • K. M. Attiah, K. G. Seddik, and R. Gohary, "Differential Unitary Space-Time Constellations from Spherical Codes", accepted for publication in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, July 2020 
  • M. Aboelwafa, K. G. Seddik, M. Eldefrawy, Y. Gadallah and M. Gidlund, "A Machine Learning-Based Technique for False Data Injection Attacks Detection in Industrial IoT", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 8462 - 8471, Sept. 2020
  • M. A. ElMossallamy, H. Zhang, L. Song, K. G. Seddik, Z. Han and G. Y. Li, "Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Wireless Communications: Principles, Challenges, and Opportunities", IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 990 - 1002, Sept. 2020 
  • S. Attalla, K. G. Seddik, A. El-Sherif and S. Rabia, "Hybrid ARQ-CQI Feedback-Based Access Scheme in Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 728 - 739, June 2020
  • R. Sultan, L. Song, K. G. Seddik, and Z. Han, "Joint Resource Management with Distributed Uplink Power Control in Full-Duplex OFDMA Networks", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 2850-2863, March 2020 
  • A. Gaber, M. Salman, E. Youssef, M. R. M. Rizk, K. G. Seddik, "Cooperative Delay-Constrained Cognitive Radio Networks: Delay-Throughput Trade-off with Relaying Full-Duplex Capability", IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 9157–9171, Jan. 2020
  • M. A. ElMossallamy, Z. Han, M. Pan, R. Jantti, K. G. Seddik and G. Y. Li, "Noncoherent Backscatter Communications over Ambient OFDM Signals", IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 3597–3611, May 2019
  • M. Awad, K. G. Seddik, and A. Elezabi, "Low-Complexity Semi-Blind Channel Estimation Algorithms for Vehicular Communications using the IEEE 801.11p Standard", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 1739-1748, May 2019
  • M. Aboelwafa, M. Abd-Elmagid, A. Biason, K. G. Seddik, T. ElBatt and M. Zorzi, "Towards Optimal Resource Allocation in Wireless Powered Communication Networks with Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access", Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 85, pp. 1 - 10, March 2019
  • M. A. ElMossallamy, K. G. Seddik, and R. Gohary, "Multi-resolution Multicasting Using Grassmannian Codes and Space Shift Keying", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 68, no.1, pp. 988-992, Jan. 2019 
  • A. Guirguis, F. Digham, K. G. Seddik, M. Ibrahim, K. A. Harras, and M. Youssef, "Primary User-aware Optimal Discovery Routing for Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 193-206, Jan. 2019 

Teaching Interest

Seddik teaching is mainly in the areas of Digital Communications, Wireless Communications, and Estimation and Detection Theory.

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Research Interest
  • Machine Learning Applications in Communication Networks
  • Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces (IRS)
  • Age of Information (AoI)
  • Back-scattered Communications
  • Layered Channel Coding
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • Massive MIMO
  • PhD, University of Maryland, 2008
  • MSc, University of Maryland 2007
  • MSc, Alexandria University, 2004
  • BSc, Alexandria University, 2001 (highest Honors)