Hatem Abou-Zeid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary. His research expertise is in communication networks with a focus on developing intelligent methods to design and optimize future networks and enable low latency and immersive communication experiences.
He worked in industry for 7 years at Ericsson and Cisco before joining the University of Calgary. His industry roles encompassed both the research of novel communication methods and the development of production grade software implementations of networking solutions - and he was fortunate to see many of these techniques deployed in service provider networks worldwide. He also led long-term R&D projects that resulted in 15 patent filings and guidance to the product teams for future networking innovations. Some of these are intelligent scheduling for virtual reality, reinforcement learning algorithms for interference mitigation, spectrum sharing management, RF power control, and link adaptation.