Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Besma Smida is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago. Her research focuses on wireless communication networks: 5G/6G and the Internet of Things.
Responding to the unparalleled growth in wireless devices and traffic, she focuses on providing spectrum-efficient wireless communications with a special emphasis on reliability and latency. Her approach is to seek out and solve fundamental problems related to radio-frequency physics, statistical signal processing, communication theoretic and networking angles.
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