Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Research Areas: Wireless communications; signal processing; massive MIMO; programmable metasurface applications
Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem (Annie) received her MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia in 2015 and 2018 respectively. She joined the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2019, where she worked in that role until the end of 2023. She also held a postdoctoral teaching fellow position at UBC in 2020 and 2022. Since January 2024, she has been an assistant professor of electrical engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi, and NYU WIRELESS, NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Her research interests lie in the areas of wireless communications, signal processing, and electromagnetics and antenna theory.
She received the Paul Baron Young Scholar Award from The Marconi Society in 2018 for her work on full-dimension massive MIMO systems. She also received the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)'s Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in 2021, with her application ranked first among those submitted by female candidates. She currently serves as an Editor of IEEE Communications Letters. She is the co-chair of the Radio Access Technology and Heterogeneous Networks track at IEEE VTC Spring 2024, and has been serving as the General Chair of several workshops at IEEE Communication Society's flagship conferences.