About us

The Interdisciplinary Research Center for Communication Systems and Sensing (IRC-CSS) is established as part of the University's plan to focus on research that spans multiple disciplines on areas that are dearly needed in the Kingdom and even globally.



  • Holistic designs that span multiple disciplines of signal processing, communications, sensing, machine learning, and big data.

  • Characteristics of next generation (e.g., high node density, wide spatial existence, multitude heterogeneity, context awareness, quality)

  • Intelligent, self-organized, self-optimized, and context-aware system requirements

  • Massive systems (Massive IoT, Massive MIMO)

  • Public safety requirement and energy constraints (Green Communications)


What we do!

  • Build infrastructure

  • Develop Competencies

  • Execute and conduct research

  • Connect with the industry

  • Contribute to the university campus through training and teaching

  • Outreach to the public and contribute to the community



Targeted Sectors

  • Telecommunications and IT

  • Defense: GAMI and SAMI

  • Oil and Gas industry

  • Healthcare

  • Consumer Electronics

  • Automotive

  • Hajj and Umrah

Research Themes


Bio-sensing and health monitoring Remote-sensing

Signal Processing

Optimization Techniques Deep learning tools

Radar and Localization

Detection of drones/ unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Localized drone detecti...

Communication Systems

Future mobile generations, and networks Green communications


Latest News

IRC-CSS affiliates attend KAUST research open w...
27 Feb 2023 @ 12:00 AM

Dr. Ali Muqaibel, director of the IRC for communication systems and sensing, and some of his affi...

Future Wireless Communication Systems: Venue fo...
15 Feb 2023 @ 12:00 AM

Dr. Ali Muqaibel, the director of the IRC for Communication Systems and Sensing, and a number of ...

10 Nov 2021 @ 12:00 AM

The center arranged its first webinar with Dr. Hesham class. The arrangement was through Dr. Ali ...

6G Networks Opportunities and Challenges
23 Nov 2021 @ 12:00 AM

The “6G Networks Opportunities and Challenges” forum was successfully conducted with about 80 par...


Ensuring that the mobile base stations are...
15 Mar 2023 @ 10:30 AM
Building 59, room 2022


Co-existence of Terrestrial TV Broadcastin...
29 Mar 2022 @ 02:00 PM


6G Networks: Opportunities and Challenges
23 Nov 2021 @ 12:00 PM


Spectrum Management in Saudi Arabia
10 Nov 2021 @ 06:45 PM

Technical Webinar