Tareq AlNaffouri

Associate Professor | King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)



Tareq Al-Naffouri received the B.S. degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering (with first honors) from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2004.

He was a visiting scholar at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, from January to August 2005 and during summer 2006. He was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Southern California from February to September 2008. He has held internship positions at NEC Research Labs, Tokyo, Japan, in 1998, Adaptive Systems Lab, University of California at Los Angeles in 1999, National Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA, in 2001 and 2002, and Beceem Communications Santa Clara, CA, in 2004. He is currently an Associate at the Electrical Engineering Department, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). His research interests lie in the areas of sparse, adaptive, and statistical signal processing and their applications, machine learning, and network information theory.  He has over 180 publications in journal and conference proceedings, 9 standard contributions, 10 issued patents, and 6 pending.

Dr. Al-Naffouri is the recipient of  the IEEE Education Society Chapter Achievement Award in 2008 and Al-Marai Award for innovative research in communication in 2009. Dr. Al-Naffouri has also been serving as an Associate Editor of Transactions on Signal Processing since August 2013.