Dr. Walid Saad
Associate Professor,
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech,
Wireless@VT, Office: 447 Durham,
Mailing Address: 302 Whittemore, 1185 Perry Street, Blacksburg, VA, 24061.
Email: walids AT vt DOT edu
Group Website: http://www.netsciwis.com
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Past Positions.
  • Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Electrical Engineering Department, Princeton University.
  • 2010: Ph.D, University of Oslo, Office at UNIK University Graduate Center, Norway.
  • 2007: M.E. in Computer and Communications Engineering, American University of Beirut (AUB).
  • 2004: B.E. in Computer and Communications Engineering, Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering, Roumieh.
  • Aug. 2008 - July 2009: Visiting scholar (2nd year PhD) at the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, Advisor: Professor Tamer Başar.
  • Since August 2007: Associate Researcher, Alcatel-Lucent Chair, SUPELEC, France, Advisor: Professor Merouane Debbah
My main areas of research are:
  • Small cell and heterogeneous wireless networks.
  • Context-aware networks.
  • UAV communications and networking.
  • Cyber-physical systems.
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things.
  • Game theory and its applications.
  • Cybersecurity.
  • Smart energy grids.
  • Social and socio-technological networks.
  • Cognitive radio.
  • Machine learning and its applications.
  • Behavioral economics and games.