Director's Message


The Interdisciplinary Research Center for Communication Systems and Sensing is assuming a leadership role in most of the aspects of RF wireless and optical communications, signal processing, antennas, radio wave propagation, and electromagnetic in addition to sensing aspects and how they integrate with communications.

We seek to innovate by conducting research and providing solutions to the prevailing issues and futuristic concepts using our academic excellence for the industry and the government sectors. Moreover, the center is collaborating with various internal and external entities addressing several interdisciplinary research initiatives with its planned big challenges. The center is motivated to create an epicenter of wireless communication and sensing with the application of AI.

The center is capable of performing research in the area of channel modeling, drone detection, spectrum management, antenna design, communication aspects of medical devices, and monitoring, localization and positioning, and communications and sensing related to oil and gas applications.

Our mission is to advance knowledge in the areas of communication systems,  and sensing and to facilitate the transformation of this knowledge into commercial innovations.

The center invites you as a researcher/partner/collaborator/student to participate in our endeavor of enhancing an innovative and comprehensive environment of research in communication and sensing.

Looking forward to welcome you to the Institute.

Director’s BIO
  • The Director of the IRC-CSS, KFUPM Professor Ali Muqaibel, is a professor of Communications Engineering in the Electrical Engineering Department.

  • Muqaibel received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2003. During his study at Virginia Tech, he was with both the Time Domain and RF Measurements Laboratory and the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group. He was a Visiting Associate Professor with the Center of Advanced Communications, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA, in 2013, a Visiting Professor with the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015, and a Visiting Scholar with the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, in 2018 and 2019. He is currently a professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, KFUPM.

  • His research interest spans communications and sensing applications, include direction of arrival estimation, through-wall-imaging, localization, channel characterization, and ultra-wideband signal processing. He was a recipient of many awards in the excellence in teaching, advising, and instructional technology. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He has authored two book chapters and over 130 articles.


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Ali Hussein Muqaibel

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