Dr. Salama Ikki: Department of Electrical Engineering, Lakehead University Research Chair in Wireless Communications


 Start Date:  April 1, 2021 Website address of researcherhttps://sites.google.com/site/salamaikki/

 Key words associated with the Chair's Research

  • Wireless communications
  • Signal processing
  • Wireless networks


 Head Shot of Dr. Salama Ikki, LURC in Research Chair in Wireless Communications

Anticipated Research Impact (importance of the research and how it will benefit Canadians)

A successful outcome of this project would directly impact the users of wireless communications systems by allowing high-speed wireless access in new practical configurations.


Lakehead University Research Chair Project: Massive MIMO and Interference Alignment for Future Machine Type Communications


The aim of this research program is to establish a unified theoretical framework for the marriage of machine learning and multi antenna systems involving machine-type-communications with various practical constraints, and to develop sophisticated signal processing algorithms to realize such a concept in realistic environments. 

On the system-level, our research will develop novel and sophisticated interference mitigation algorithms and techniques, leading to new models for wireless network architecture layouts under realistic scenarios (which include hardware-impairments, complexity analysis and selection of multiple access strategies). The performance of the proposed algorithms regarding error probability, outage probability, received signal-to-noise ratio statistics, and throughput will be assessed analytically and via simulations.