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Dr. Hussein Alnuweiri

Texas A and M University


Dr. Alnuweiri is a member of the IEEE and was a delegate of the Standards Council of Canada for the MPEG-4 (ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG11) committee, where he contributed the first reference software for an MPEG-4 streaming server in 2001.   Education ​Ph.D., University of Southern California-1989 M.S.E.E., King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals-1984 B.A.S., King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals-1983 Experience ​Dr. Hussein M. Alnuweiri joined the Electrical Engineering Program at TAMUQ in August 2007, where he is teaching courses and conducting research in computer engineering, computer networking, system design, and real-time multimedia communications. Prior to joining TAMUQ, Dr. Alnuweiri held the position of Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. He has a long record of industrial collaborations with several major companies in the North America including Alcatel, Nortel, PMC-Sierra, and Qualcomm. He has authored or co-authored over 150 refereed journal and conference papers in various areas of computer and communications research. Dr. Alnuweiri is also an inventor, and holds three U.S. patents, and one International patent.

Research Interest

advanced computing structures, application-specific parallel and multi-processing architectures, configurable computing, high-speed digital design, parallel and distributed algorithms, wireless and sensor networks, scheduling theory, traffic engineering, and quality-of-service mechanisms in wired and wireless networks.


  • A. Mohamed and H. M. Alnuweiri, "Cross-Layer Distributed Approach for Optimal Rate Allocation for Homogeneous Wireless Multicast". IET (IEE-) Communications Journal, special Issue on Wireless Mobile Networks: Cross-Layer Communication, April 2007.

  • T. Khattab, and H. M. Alnuweiri, "Optical CDMA for All-Optical Sub-Wavelength Switching in Core GMPLS Networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Comm.(JSAC), Vol.25 No.5 June 2007.

  • A. Mohamed and H. M. Alnuweiri, "Cross-layer Optimal Rate Allocation for Heterogeneous Wireless Multicast", Elsevier Journal on Ad hoc Networks.

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