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Zouheir Rezki, Ph.D.

Zouheir Rezki, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office

Buchanan 209

Phone

208-885-1546

Mailing Address

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

  • Ph.D., Electrical/Comp. Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, 2008
  • MSc., Electrical/Comp. Engineering, École de technologie supérieure, 2003
  • B. Eng., Electrical Engineering, École Nationale de l’Industrie Minérale, 1994

Zouheir Rezki has been an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Idaho since August 2016. Prior to this appointment, Rezki was a senior research scientist in the Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Before joining KAUST in 2009, Rezki was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of British Columbia. During this time, Rezki received the prestigious Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant: CA 30 K from the “Fonds Québecois de la recherché sur la nature et les technologies”, for research on Cognitive Radio Networks. While Rezki finished his doctorate in 2008, he worked as a research professional with Laboratory for Communication and Micro-Electronic Integration (LACIME), in Montreal.

His current research covers a wide range of topics in wireless communications and networking including security of data networks, energy-efficient communications, networking Infrastructures, performance limits of communications at low power regime and low complexity detection algorithms in cellular networks. In 2013, Rezki was elevated to the rank of Senior Member of IEEE. In 2014, Rezki was appointed Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.

In 1994, Rezki obtained the State Engineering Degree from École Nationale de l’Industrie Minérale (ENIM),Rabat, Morocco. In 2003, he received his master's with the highest distinction from École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal. In 2008, he received his doctorate from Polytechnique Montreal where his thesis was nominated for “Best Thesis of the Year”.

  • Collaboration Travel Fund (CTF) Grant: For collaboration on Physical Layer Security, funded by KAUST, US$ 30K, 2010.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Grant: For research on Cognitive Radio Networks, funded by The “Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies”, CA$ 30K, 2009.
  • Best Paper Award in Fundamentals and PHY Track at the 2008 International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC’2008).
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering: Nominated for the best thesis of the ECE Department, 2008.
  • MSc. in Electrical Engineering: Graduated with the greatest distinction, 2003.

Book Chapter

  • L. Sboui‡, H. Ghazzai, Z. Rezki and M. - S. Alouini, “Achievable Rate of Multi-relay Cognitive Radio MIMO Channel with Space Alignment", Chapter 1, Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks, Springer, 2015.

Selected Journal Publications

  • M. Zorgui, Z. Rezki, B. Alomair and M. - S. Alouini,“Secret-Key Agreement with Public Discussion subject to an Amplitude Constraint”, to appear in IEEE Communications Letters, 2016.
  • J. R. A. Solares, L. Sboui, Z. Rezki, and M. - S. Alouini, “Minimization of a Wireless Sensor Node under Different Rate Constraints”, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2016.
  • X. Zhou‡, Z. Rezki, B. Alomair and M. - S. Alouini, “Achievable Rates of Secure Transmission in Gaussian MISO Channel with Imperfect Main Channel Estimation”, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Wireless.
  • A. Hyadi‡, Z. Rezki, A. Khisti and M. - S. Alouini,“Secure Broadcasting with Imperfect Channel State Information at the Transmitter”, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 2015.
  • M. Zorgui‡, Z. Rezki, B. Alomair and M. - S. Alouini,“The Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff of Secret-Key Agreement over Multiple-Antenna Channels”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 1562-1574, February 2016.
  • M. Zorgui‡, Z. Rezki, B. Alomair, E. Jorswieck and M. - S. Alouini,“On the Ergodic Secret-Key Agreement over Spatially Correlated Multiple-Antenna Channels with Public Discussion”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 495-510, January 2016.
  • Z. Rezki, A. Khisti, and M. - S. Alouini, “On the Ergodic Secrecy Capacity of the Wiretap Channel under Imperfect Main Channel Estimation”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 62, no. 10, pp. 3652-3664, October 2014.
  • Z. Rezki, A. Khisti, and M. - S. Alouini, “Ergodic Secret Message Capacity of the Wiretap Channel with Finite-Rate Feedback”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol.13, no.6, pp. 3364-3379, June 2014.
  • Z. Rezki, and M. - S. Alouini, “Secure Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff of Zero-Forcing Transmit Scheme at Finite-SNR”, IEEE Transaction on Communications vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 1138-1147, April 2012.
  • A. Agrawal, Z. Rezki, A. Khisti, and M. - S. Alouini, “Non-Coherent Capacity of Secret-Key Agreement with Public Discussion”, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Special Issue on Using the Physical Layer for Securing the Next Generation of Communication Systems, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 565-574, September 2011.

Selected Conference Papers

  • M.R. Znaidi, Z. Rezki, H. Tambine and M. - S. Alouini, “Performance Limits of Energy Harvesting Communications under Imperfect Channel State Information”, in Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2016), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 23-27 May 2016.
  • H. Zaid, Z. Rezki, A. Chaaban and M. - S. Alouini,“Improved Achievable Secrecy Rate of Visible Light Communication With Cooperative Jamming", in Proceedings IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP’2015), Orlando, FL, USA, 14-16 December 2015 (Invited).
  • A. Hyadi, Z. Rezki and M. - S. Alouini,“On the Secrecy Capacity of the Multiple-Antenna Wiretap Channel with Limited CSI Feedback", in Proceedings IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM’2015), San Diego, CA, USA, 6-10 December 2015.
  • M. Zorgui‡, Z. Rezki, B. Alomair, E. Jorswieck and M. - S. Alouini,“Secret-Key Agreement over Spatially Correlated Multiple-Antenna Channels in the Low-SNR regime", in the Poster Session and Proceedings IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS’2015), Florence, Italy, 28-30 September, 2015.
  • Z. Rezki, B. Alomair and M. - S. Alouini, “On the Secrecy Capacity of the MISO Wiretap Channel under Imperfect Channel Estimation”, in Proceedings IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM’2014), Austin, TX, USA, 8-12 December 2014.
  • A. Alabbasi, Z. Rezki, and B. Shihada, “Energy Efficiency and SINR Maximization Beamformers for Cognitive Radio Utilizing Sensing Information”, in Proceedings International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT’2014), Hanolulu, HI, USA, June 29-July 4 2014.
  • Z. Rezki, and M. - S. Alouini, “On the Capacity of Multiple Access and Broadcast Fading Channels with Full Channel State Information at Low Power Regime”, in Proceedings International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT’2013), Istanbul, Turkey, 7-12 July 2013.
  • J. R. Ayala, Z. Rezki, and M. - S. Alouini, “Optimal Power Allocation of a Sensor Node under Different Rate Constraints”, in Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC’2012), Ottawa, Canada, June 2012.
  • Z. Rezki, D. Haccoun, and F. Gagnon, “Capacity of the Discrete-Time Non-Coherent Memoryless MIMO Channels at Low SNR”, in Proceedings IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC’2008), Cannes, France, September 2008 (Best Paper Award).

Contact Us

Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 213

Mailing Address:

Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1023
Moscow, ID 83844-1023

Phone: 208-885-6554

Fax: 208-885-7579

Email: info@ece.uidaho.edu