Khalid Qaraqe

Dr. Khalid Qaraqe

Texas A&M University


Dr Khalid A. Qaraqe (S'00 ) was born in Bethlehem. Dr Qaraqe received the B.S. degree in EE from the University of Technology, Bagdad, Iraq in 1986, with honors. He received the M.S. degree in EE from the University of Jordan, Jordan, Amman, Jordan, in 1989, and he earned his Ph.D. degree in EE from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in 1997. From 1989 to 2004 Dr Qaraqe has held a variety positions in many companies and he has over 12 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. Dr Qaraqe has worked on numerous projects and has experience in product development, design, deployments, testing and integration. Dr Qaraqe joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Texas A&M University at Qatar, in July 2004, where he is now a professor and Managing Director, Center for Remote Healthcare Technology at Qatar. Dr. Qaraqe’s has been awarded more than 20 research projects consisting of more than USD 13M from local industries in Qatar and the Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF). He has published more than 131 journal papers in top IEEE journals, and published and presented 250 papers at prestigious international conferences. He has 20 book chapters published, four books, 3 patents, and presented several tutorials and talks. Best paper award, CROWNCOM, 2009; Best paper award, ICSPC'0, 2007. TAMUQ Research Excellence award in April of 2010. Best paper Award, ComNet, 2010 .Best poster Award IEEE Dyspan Conference, Oct. 2012. Best researcher award, QNRF 2013. Best paper award, IEEE Globecom 2014.Dr. Qaraqe’s received the Itochu Professorship award, 2013-2015.Best paper award, IEEE First workshop On Smart Grid And Renewable Energy, Mar. 2015. Faculty of the year (Student Award), May 2016 and 2015 ; Best Faculty award by the student body, Oct 2015. Best paper award, Green Communications, Computing and Technologies Conference, July 2016. Best Oral Presentation Award, CECNet 2018. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Column Award for year 2018. Best paper award, IEEE BlackseaCom June 2019. Best Paper Award, IEEE ICC , Shanghai, China, May 20-24, 2019 Dr Qaraqe research interests include communication theory and its application to design and performance, analysis of cellular systems and indoor communication systems. Particular interests are in mobile networks, broadband wireless access, cooperative networks, cognitive radio, diversity techniques, Index Modulation, Visible Light Communication, FSO, Tele- health and noninvasive bio sensors. Affiliation is: Texas A&M University at Qatar, Education City, Doha, Qatar. E-mail: Web:



Wireless Technology Waves and Its Applications ...Riding the Wave....

Due to huge demand for more connections and data use worldwide, mobile communication standards advanced rapidly to support the world needs. The emergence of 5G, has been in the news lately because the world hunger of the high speed and connectivity of anything anywhere to anything anytime. 3G brought the internet everywhere and 4G LTE made it faster, 5G NR is meant to boost both the capacity and speed, bringing the livestreams without delay. One of the ways 5G will enable this is by tapping into new, unused bands at the top of the radio spectrum. These high bands are known as millimeter waves (mmwaves). Later versions of 5G will also allow things like IoT devices to connect to mmwaves, VLC, as well as allow for use of unlicensed spectrum to increase speeds some more. 5G and beyond is intended to impact every industry, every service provider, and every person on the planet. 5G stretches the spectrum, device and network technology. The aim of this seminar is to present the technologies and challenges for 5G and beyond and discuss the potential future research directions.