Khaled B. Letaief

Dr. Khaled B. Letaief

President, IEEE Communications Society, New York, USA

Chair Professor, ECE Dept., HKUST, Hong KongĀ 


Dr. Letaief received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, USA. During his career, he has held many leadership and management positions. These include serving as Provost of HBKU, a newly established research-intensive university in Qatar from 2015 to 2018. He also served as HKUST Dean of Engineering from 2009 to 2015 as well as in many other positions such as Head of HKUST Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, and Director of the Hong Kong Telecom Institute for Information Technology.

Dr. Letaief is a world-renowned leader in wireless communications and networks. In these areas, he has over 600 journal and conference papers and given invited keynote talks as well as courses all over the world. He has made 6 major contributions to IEEE Standards along with 15 patents. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and was instrumental in organizing many IEEE flagship conferences as well as serving IEEE in many leadership positions, including IEEE ComSoc Vice-President for Technical Activities and IEEE ComSoc Vice-President for Conferences.

He is recipient of 6 Teaching awards and 16 IEEE Best Paper awards. He is ISI Highly Cited Researcher, IEEE Fellow, HKIE Fellow, and recipient of 2007 IEEE Joseph LoCicero Award; 2009 IEEE Marconi Prize Award; 2010 Purdue Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award, 2011 IEEE Harold Sobol Award, 2011 IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award, 2016 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, and 2017 IEEE Cognitive Networks Technical Committee Publication Award.