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Dr. Ahmad Alsharoa

Assistant Professor

Computer Engineering


Dr. Alsharoa obtained his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), USA. He is also the founder of the “Optimization and Intelligent Wireless Systems Laboratory (OIWS LAB): https://sites.mst.edu/oiws/” . The core of his research lies in creating, developing, and designing smart systems that optimize available resources, with a particular emphasis on advancing the capabilities of smart systems through innovative applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing. His lab also explored applications in healthcare and transportation systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness by utilizing AI algorithms. You may check more details about his current projects here: https://sites.mst.edu/oiws/research/.

Selected Publications

  • O. Rinchi, H. Ghazzai, A. Alsharoa, and Y. Massoud, “LiDAR Technology for Human Ac- tivity Recognition: Outlooks and Challenges”, IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Feb. 2023.
  • S. Ibne Mushfique, A. Alsharoa, and M. Yuksel, “MirrorVLC: Optimal Mirror Placement for Multi-Element VLC Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 21, no. 11, Nov. 2022
  • A. Alsharoa and M. Yuksel, “Energy Efficient D2D Communications Using Multiple UAV Relays”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 8, pp. 5337-5351, May 2021.
  • A. Alsharoa and M.-S. Alouini, “Improvement of the Global Connectivity using Inte- grated Satellite-Airborne-Terrestrial Networks with Resource Optimization”, IEEE Trans- actions on Wireless Communications, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 5088-5100, Aug. 2020.
  • O. Rinchi, N. Nisbett, and A. Alsharoa, “Patients Arms Segmentation and Gesture Identification Using standalone 3D LiDAR Sensors”, IEEE Sensors Letters, Aug. 2023.

Book chapters:

  • O. Rinchi, A. Elzanaty, and A. Alsharoa, “Wireless Localization with Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces”, 6G Wireless: The Communication Paradigm Beyond 2030, CRC Press 2023.
  •  A. Alsharoa, E. Zedini, and M.-S. Alouini, “Downlink Resource Allocations of Satellite–Airborne–Terrestrial Networks Integration”, Advances in Computers, volume 123, Elsevier, 2021
  • A. Alsharoa, A. Celik, and A.E. Kamal, “Energy Efficient 5G Networks Using Joint Energy Harvesting and Scheduling”, 5G Networks: Fundamental Requirements, Enabling Technologies, and Operations Management, IEEE Wiley Book on 5G Networks, 2018.
  • A. Alsharoa, H. Ghazzai, M.-S. Alouini, “On the Achievable Sum-Rate of MIMO Bidirectional Underlay Cognitive Cooperative Networks”, Spectrum Sharing in Wireless Networks: Fairness, Efficiency, and Security, Taylor & Francis LLC, CRC Press, 2016.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2019.
  • Preeminent Postdoctoral Program (P3) award, University of Central Florida, 2018.
  • Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Research Award, Iowa State University, 2017.
  • Research Excellence Award (REA), graduate college, Iowa State University (ISU), 2016.
  • Outstanding International Award, Iowa State University (ISU), 2015.

Personal Website Link:  https://sites.mst.edu/oiws/


Research Interests:

Machine learning and artificial intelligence, Data science and big data, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), Smart systems and smart cities, Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces. Edge computing. Wireless networks, Optical wireless. Spectrum sharing.




  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University (ISU), USA
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
  • BS in Electrical Engineering (with Honors), Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan