Naofal Al-Dhahir, IEEE Fellow

Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering

ECE Associate Head for Undergraduate Programs

Center Affiliation : Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE)

Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Communications

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
PO Box 830688, Mail Station EC 33
800 W. Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75083-0688

E-mail: [email protected]
Tel : (972) 883-4614
Office : ECSN 3.614
Fax : (972) 883-6629

Best way to reach me is by email


I earned my MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1990 and 1994, respectively. I was a senior member of the technical staff in the Communications Program at General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center from July 1994 to July 1999. From August 1999 to July 2003, I was a principal member of technical staff at AT&T Shannon Laboratory . In August 2003, I joined UT Dallas as a tenured Associate Professor, became a Full Professor in 2007, and the Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor of Engineering in 2010. At UT Dallas, I direct the Broadband Information Transmission & Signal processing (BITS) Laboratory and serve as Associate Department Head for undergraduate programs. I was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2007 for "contributions to high-rate communications through broadband channels"

Research Interests

Machine/Deep Learning Applications, Smart Grid, V2X Communications, PHY Security


I have served as a technical consultant for about a dozen (start-up and large) companies on various aspects of wireless and wireline communications systems. My expertise includes algorithms design and analysis, due diligence studies, technical reports and technology summaries, computer simulations, IP creation, and serving as technical expert in IP litigation.

Research (h-index = 47, over 10,000 citations according to Google Scholar)

Google Scholar Research Profile

Honors and Awards


Professional Activities




My greatest accomplishment

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