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Dr. Hussein Alnuweiri

Dr. Hussein Alnuweiri

Professor/Maersk Oil Qatar Professor in STEM Leadership

Office Number: 246J
Office Phone: +974.4423.0264

​Areas of specific interest include 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.

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.


  • ​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


  • ​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.


  • A. Mohamed and H. M. Alnuweiri, "Cross-layer Optimal Rate Allocation for Heterogeneous Wireless Multicast", Elsevier Journal on Ad hoc Networks.
  •  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 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.
  •  M. Elkashlan, T. Khattab, H. M. Alnuweiri , "Statistics of General Order Selection in Correlated Nakagami Fading Channels", to appear in IEEE Transactions on Communications, 2008.
  •  Y. Pourmohammadi Fallah and H. M. Alnuweiri, "Hybrid Polling and Contention Access Scheduling in IEEE 802.11e Wireless LANs", Invited Paper, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, Elsevier, Vol. 67, Issue 2, Feb. 2007, pp. 242-256.
  •  Kaheel and H. M. Alnuweiri, "A New Analytical Model for Computing Blocking Probability in Optical Burst Switching Networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Comm.(JSAC), vol. 24, No. 12, December 2006, pp.120-128.
  • H.Tayyar and H. M. Alnuweiri, "Analysis of Virtual-Time Complexity in Weighted Fair Queuing", Journal of Computer Communications, 28. 2005, pp.802-810
  • Y. Pourmohammadi Fallah, P. Nasiopoulos, H.Alnuweiri, "Scheduled and Contention Access Transmission of Partitioned H.264 Video over WLANs", IEEE Globecom 2007.