Raed Shubair

Adjunct Professor of Engineering Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: rms18@nyu.edu
Education: BSc Kuwait University; PhD University of Waterloo

Research Areas: Communications; Wireless; Antennas; Signal Processing; Machine Learning; Terahertz; Nano-Biotechnology


Raeed M. Shubair (Senior Member, IEEE) received the BSc degree (with Distinction and First Class Hons.) in Electrical engineering from Kuwait University, Kuwait, in June 1989, and the PhD degree (with Distinction) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in February 1993. His PhD dissertation received the University of Waterloo Distinguished Doctoral Award.

He is a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering affiliated with the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the USA as a Visiting Professor. He is also affiliated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New York University (NYU), Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an Adjunct Professor. He had affiliations with the Center of Intelligent Antennas and Radio Systems, University of Waterloo, Canada, and has been visiting with the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Harvard Medical School, USA.

Besides his academic positions, he has been a Senior Advisor in the Office of Undersecretary for Academic Affairs of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi. He has been a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering with Khalifa University (formerly, Etisalat University College), UAE, which he joined in 1993 up to 2017. He has over 300 publications in the form of U.S. patents, book chapters, and papers in IEEE transactions and IEEE conference proceedings.

He has several research interests, including terahertz and wireless communications, modern antennas and applied electromagnetics, signal processing and machine learning, IoT and RF localization, and nano biosensing. He was the first faculty member in his university to be elevated to the IEEE Senior Member grade in 2001.

Shubair received several times since 1993, both the University Teaching Excellence Award and University Distinguished Service Award. He is also a recipient of several international awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from the ACES Society, USA, and MIT Electromagnetics Academy, USA. He organized and chaired numerous technical special sessions and tutorials in IEEE flagship conferences. He delivered over 60 invited speaker seminars and technical talks in world-class universities and flagship conferences.

He is a standing member of the editorial boards of several international journals and serves regularly on the steering, organizing, and technical committees of IEEE flagship conferences in Antennas, Communications, and Signal Processing, including several editions of IEEE AP-S/URSI, EuCAP, IEEE GloablSIP, IEEE WCNC, and IEEE ICASSP. He has served as a TPC Chair of the IEEE MMS2016 and IEEE GlobalSIP 2018 Symposium on 5G Satellite Networks. He holds several leading roles in the international professional engineering community. He is a Board Member of the European School of Antennas, the Regional Director for the IEEE Signal Processing Society in IEEE Region eight the Middle East, and the Chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Educational Initiatives Program. He is a fellow of MIT Electromagnetics Academy and the Founding Member of MIT Scholars of the Emirates. He is an Editor of the IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology and the IEEE Open Journal in Antennas and Propagation. He is a Founding Member of five IEEE society chapters in UAE which are IEEE-UAE Communication Society Chapter, IEEE-UAE Signal Processing Society Chapter, IEEE-UAE Antennas & Propagation Society Chapter, IEEE-UAE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Chapter, and IEEE-UAE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chapter. He is the Founder and the Counselor of the IEEE Student Branch at New York University Abu Dhabi.

He is a nominee for the Regional Director-at-Large of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in IEEE Region eight Europe, Africa, and Middle East. He is also a nominee for the IEEE Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He has been honored and serves currently as an invited speaker with the prestigious U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is Regional Director of IEEE Signal Processing Society in Middle East and Chair of IEEE-UAE Innovation & Research Program. He is a founding Organizer of the IEEE-UAE Distinguished Scientific Seminar Series and founding Counselor of the IEEE Student Chapter at NYU Abu Dhabi.