Faculty Profile

Robert Akl

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Computer Science and Engineering
College
College of Engineering

    

Education

SCD, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2000.
Major: Electrical Engineering
Dissertation Title: "Cell Design to Maximize Capacity in Cellular Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Networks"
MS, Washington University in Saint Louis, 1996.
Major: Electrical Engineering
BS, Washington University in Saint Louis, 1994.
Major: Computer Science
BS, Washington University in Saint Louis, 1994.
Major: Electrical Engineering

Current Scheduled Teaching*

CSCE 3020.001, Communications Systems, Spring 2022
CSCE 3020.201, Communications Systems, Spring 2022
CSCE 3020.202, Communications Systems, Spring 2022
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 5933.001, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2021 SPOT
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2021
CSCE 5932.743, Internship, Summer 5W2 2021
CSCE 5932.743, Internship, Summer 8W1 2021
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Summer 10W 2021
CSCE 2610.002, Assembly Language and Computer Organization, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 2610.281, Assembly Language and Computer Organization, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 2610.282, Assembly Language and Computer Organization, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 2610.283, Assembly Language and Computer Organization, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 2610.284, Assembly Language and Computer Organization, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 3020.001, Communications Systems, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 3020.210, Communications Systems, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 3020.230, Communications Systems, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 3020.281, Communications Systems, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Spring 2021
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Spring 2021
CSCE 5932.743, Internship, Spring 8W2 2021
CSCE 5932.743, Internship, Spring 2021 SPOT
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Fall 2020
CSCE 5932.743, Internship, Fall 2020 SPOT
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2020
CSCE 5932.743, Internship, Summer 5W2 2020
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Summer 10W 2020 SPOT
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Spring 2020
CSCE 5932.001, Internship, Spring 8W2 2020
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Spring 2020
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Fall 2019
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Fall 2019 SPOT
CSCE 5933.001, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2019 SPOT
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2019
CSCE 5932.001, Internship, Summer 5W2 2019
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Summer 10W 2019 SPOT
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Spring 2019
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Spring 2019 SPOT
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Fall 2018
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Fall 2018 SPOT
CSCE 5933.001, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2018 SPOT
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2018
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Summer 10W 2018 SPOT
CSCE 5932.751, Internship, Summer 5W2 2018
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Spring 2018
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Spring 2018 SPOT
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Fall 2017
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Fall 2017 SPOT
CSCE 5933.001, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2017 SPOT
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Summer 10W 2017
CSCE 5932.751, Internship, Summer 5W2 2017
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Spring 2017 SPOT
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Fall 2016
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Fall 2016 SPOT
CSCE 5930.743, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2016
CSCE 5933.003, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2016 SPOT
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Summer 10W 2016 SPOT
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Spring 2016 SPOT
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Fall 2015
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Fall 2015 SPOT
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Summer 10W 2015 SPOT
CSCE 5932.751, Internship, Summer 5W2 2015
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2015
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Spring 2015
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
CSCE 5932.750, Internship, Spring 2015
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
CSCE 6590.001, Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications and Networks, Fall 2014
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Fall 2014
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2014
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2014 Syllabus
CSCE 5910.743, Special Problems, Fall 2014
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Summer 10W 2014
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2014
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Spring 2014
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
CSCE 3510.001, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Spring 2014 Syllabus
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2014
CSCE 5510.001, Wireless Communication, Spring 2014
CSCE 6590.001, Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications and Networks, Fall 2013
CSCE 4890.743, Directed Study, Fall 2013
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Fall 2013
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2013
CSCE 4890.743, Directed Study, Spring 2013
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Spring 2013
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Spring 2013
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Fall 2012
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Fall 2012
CSCE 5540.001, Introduction to Sensor Networks, Fall 2012
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2012 Syllabus
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Summer 10W 2012
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Summer 5W2 2012
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Summer 10W 2012
CSCE 4950.743, Special Problems in Computer Science and Engineering, Summer 10W 2012
CSCE 3020.001, Communications Systems, Spring 2012 Syllabus
EENG 3810.001, Communications Systems, Spring 2012 Syllabus
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Spring 2012
CSCE 3510.001, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Spring 2012 Syllabus
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
CSCE 5510.001, Wireless Communication, Spring 2012
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2011
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Fall 2011
CSCE 5540.001, Introduction to Sensor Networks, Fall 2011
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2011 Syllabus
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Summer 10W 2011
CSCE 3020.001, Communications Systems, Spring 2011 Syllabus
EENG 3810.001, Communications Systems, Spring 2011 Syllabus
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Spring 2011
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2011
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Spring 2011
CSCE 3510.001, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Spring 2011 Syllabus
CSCE 5510.001, Wireless Communication, Spring 2011
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2010
CSCE 6950.743, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2010
CSCE 5540.001, Introduction to Sensor Networks, Fall 2010
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2010 Syllabus
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Summer 5W2 2010
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Summer 10W 2010
CSCE 4890.743, Directed Study, Summer 10W 2010
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Summer 10W 2010
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2010
CSCE 3020.001, Communications Systems, Spring 2010
EENG 3810.001, Communications Systems, Spring 2010
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Spring 2010
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Spring 2010
CSCE 6940.743, Individual Research, Spring 2010
CSCE 3510.001, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Spring 2010
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2010
CSCE 5510.001, Wireless Communication, Spring 2010
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2009
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Fall 2009
CSCE 5540.001, Introduction to Sensor Networks, Fall 2009
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2009
EENG 2620.003, Signals and Systems, Fall 2009
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Summer 10W 2009
CSCE 3020.001, Communications Systems, Spring 2009
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Spring 2009
CSCE 4890.743, Directed Study, Spring 2009
CSCE 3510.001, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Spring 2009
CSCE 5510.001, Wireless Communication, Spring 2009
CSCE 4920.750, Cooperative Education in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2008
CSCE 4890.743, Directed Study, Fall 2008
CSCE 5540.002, Introduction to Sensor Networks, Fall 2008
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2008
EENG 2620.003, Signals and Systems, Fall 2008
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Summer 10W 2008
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2008
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Spring 2008
CSCE 3020.001, Fundamentals of Communication Theory, Spring 2008
CSCE 3510.001, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Spring 2008
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
CSCE 5510.001, Wireless Communication, Spring 2008
CSCE 5540.002, Introduction to Sensor Networks, Fall 2007
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2007
CSCE 5900.743, Special Problems, Fall 2007
CSCE 5910.743, Special Problems, Fall 2007
EENG 3810.002, Communications Systems, Summer 10W 2007
CSCE 4890.743, Directed Study, Summer 10W 2007
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Summer 10W 2007
CSCE 3020.021, Fundamentals of Communication Theory, Summer 10W 2007
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2007
CSCE 5900.743, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2007
CSCE 4890.743, Directed Study, Spring 2007
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2007
CSCE 5933.006, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, Spring 2007
CSCE 5510.002, Wireless Communication, Spring 2007
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Fall 2006
CSCE 5540.001, Introduction to Sensor Networks, Fall 2006
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2006
EENG 2620.001, Signals and Systems, Fall 2006
EENG 3810.001, Communications Systems, Summer 10W 2006
CSCE 3020.021, Fundamentals of Communication Theory, Summer 10W 2006
CSCE 3510.021, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Summer 10W 2006
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2006
CSCE 5510.021, Wireless Communication, Summer 10W 2006
CSCE 2610.002, Computer Organization, Spring 2006
CSCE 5934.743, Directed Study, Spring 2006
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2006
CSCE 3010.001, Signals and Systems, Spring 2006
EENG 2620.001, Signals and Systems, Spring 2006
CSCE 4890.743, Directed Study, Fall 2005
CSCE 3510.001, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Fall 2005
CSCE 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2005
CSCE 5933.006, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, Fall 2005
CSCE 5510.001, Wireless Communication, Fall 2005
CSCI 5890.743, Directed Study, Summer 10W 2005
CSCE 3510.021, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Summer 10W 2005
CSCI 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2005
CSCE 2020.021, Signals and Systems, Summer 10W 2005
CSCI 5900.743, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2005
CSCI 3100.002, Computer Organization, Spring 2005
CSCE 3510.002, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Spring 2005
CSCI 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Spring 2005
CSCI 4890.743, Directed Study, Fall 2004
CSCE 3510.001, Introduction to Wireless Communications, Fall 2004
CSCI 4510.001, Machine Structures, Fall 2004
CSCI 5950.743, Master's Thesis, Fall 2004
CSCI 5330.002, Topics in Computer Science, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Akl, R., Saravanos, Y., Haidar, M. (2010). Chapter 18: Hybrid Approach for Energy-Aware Synchronization in Sensor Networks. 413-429. Sustainable Wireless Sensor Networks.
Kavi, K., Akl, R., Hurson, A. (2009). Real-Time Systems: An Introduction and the State-of-the-Art. Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 4, 2369-2377. John Wiley & Sons.
Akl, R., Kavi, K. (2008). Chapter 12: Modeling and Analysis using Computational Tools. Introduction to Queuing Theory: Modeling and Analysis. 295-320. Birkhauser Boston.
Conference Proceeding
Dey, U., Akl, R., Chataut, R., Robaei, M. (2020). Modified PHY Layer for High Performance V2X Communication using 5G NR. 6. IEEE UEMCON 11th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2020). An Efficient and Fair Scheduling for Downlink 5G Massive MIMO Systems. (paper no.TSWMCS2020-39), 8. IEEE Texas Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2020). Efficient and Low-Complexity Iterative Detectors for 5G Massive MIMO Systems. 8. IEEE DCOSS 2020 International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems.
Chataut, R., Akl, R., Robaei, M. (2020). Accelerated and Preconditioned Refinement of Gauss-Seidel Method for Uplink Signal Detection in 5G Massive MIMO Systems. 7. IEEE CCWC 2020 The 10th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference.
Robaei, M., Akl, R. (2020). Examining Spatial Consistency for Millimeter-Wave Massive MIMO Channel Estimation in 5G-NR. 6. IEEE ICCE 2020 The 38th International Conference on Consumer Electronics.
Dey, U. K., Akl, R., Chataut, R. (2020). High Throughput Vehicular Communication Using Spatial Multiplexing MIMO. 6. IEEE CCWC 2020 The 10th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2019). Channel Gain Based User Scheduling for 5G Massive MIMO Systems. 5. IEEE HONET-ICT 2019 The 16th International Conference on Smart Cities: Improving Quality of Life Using ICT & IoT and AI.
Robaei, M., Akl, R. (2019). Time-Variant Broadband mmWave Channel Estimation Based on Compressed Sensing. 7. IEEE UEMCON 2019 The 10th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2019). Least Square Regressor Selection Based Detection for Uplink 5G Massive MIMO Systems. 6. IEEE UEMCON 2019 The 10th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2018). Huber Fitting Based ADMM Detection for Uplink 5G Massive MIMO Systems. 5. IEEE UEMCON 2018 The 9th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2018). Efficient and Low Complex Uplink Detection for 5G Massive MIMO Systems. 6. IEEE WAMICON 2018 The 19th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2018). Optimal Pilot Reuse Factor Based on User Environments in 5G Massive MIMO. 6. IEEE CCWC 2018 The 8th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop Conference.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Radio Resource Management in LTE Femtocell Networks. 5. IEEE NCA ’17 International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Dynamic Fractional Frequency Reuse (FFR) Scheme for Two-Tier Network in LTE. 6. IEEE UEMCON 2017 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Packet Scheduling Bandwidth Type-Based Mechanism for LTE. 6. IEEE UEMCON 2017 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2017). Subcarrier Allocation in LTE Network Deployment with Mobility. 8. IEEE UEMCON 2017 8th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2017). A Novel Metric to Study the Performance of Sectorized Fractional Frequency Reuse Techniques in LTE. 7. IEEE WTS 2017 The 16th Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2017). Evaluation of Adaptive and Non Adaptive LTE Fractional Frequency Reuse Mechanisms. 6. IEEE WOCC 2017 The 26th Annual Wireless and Optical Communications Conference.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Range-Based Scheme for Adjusting Transmission Power for Femtocells in Co-Channel Deployment. 5. IEEE WTS 2017 The 16th Annual Wireless Telecommunications Symposium.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Dynamic Frequency Partitioning Scheme for LTE HetNet Networks Using Fractional Frequency Reuse. 5. IEEE WCNC ’17 Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2017). Performance Evaluation of Network Productivity for LTE Heterogenous Networks with Reward-Penalty Weights Assessment. 6. IEEE CCWC 2017 The 7th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop Conference.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2017). Self-Adjustment Downlink Transmission Power for Femtocells in Co-Channel Deployment in Heterogeneous Networks. 6. IEEE CCWC 2017 The 7th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop Conference.
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2016). Performance Evaluation of Sectorized Fractional Frequency Reuse Techniques Using Novel Metric. 7. IEEE ISCC 2016 The Twenty-First IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications.
Tidwell, R., Karlaputi, S., Akl, R. (2013). Evaluating the Feasibility of EMG and Bend Sensors for Classifying Hand Gestures. (63), 8. 1st International Conference on Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction.
Akl, R., Pasupathy, K., Haidar, M. (2011). Anchor Nodes Placement for Effective Passive Localization. (1569490799), 127-132. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Selected Topics in Mobile and Wireless Networks (iCOST).
Akl, R., Kadiyala, P., Haidar, M. (2009). Non-Uniform Grid-Based Routing in Sensor Networks. 5. 9th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications.
Akl, R., Keathly, D. (2009). Robocamp: Encouraging Young Women to Embrace STEM. 4th Annual TETC Best Practices Conference. 13.
Haidar, M., Al-Rizzo, M., Chan, Y., Akl, R., Bouharras, M. (2009). Throughput Validation of an Advanced Channel Assignment Algorithm in IEEE 802.11 WLAN. 6. ICCSN 2009 - International Conference on Communication Software and Networks.
Haidar, M., Ghimire, R., Al-Rizzo, M., Akl, R., Chan, Y. (2008). Channel Assignment in an IEEE 802.11 WLAN Based on Signal-to-interference Ratio. 6. IEEE CCECE - Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering: Communications and Networking.
Keathly, D., Akl, R. (2007). Attracting and Retaining Women in Computer Science and Engineering: Evaluating the Results. 10. Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education: ASEE Annual Conference.
Haidar, M., Akl, R., Al-Rizzo, H. (2007). Channel Assignment and Load Distribution in a Power-Managed WLAN. 5. Proceedings of IEEE PIMRC: 18th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications.
Dantu, R., Kolan, P., Akl, R., Loper, K. (2007). Classification of Attributes and Behavior in Risk Management Using Bayesian Networks. 71-74. Proceedings of IEEE Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference.
Akl, R., Arepally, A. (2007). Dynamic Channel Assignment in IEEE 802.11 Networks. 309-313. Proceedings of IEEE Portable 2007: International Conference on Portable Information Devices.
Al-Rizzo, H., Haidar, M., Akl, R., Chan, Y. (2007). Enhanced Channel Assignment and Load Distribution in IEEE 802.11 WLANs. 4. IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication.
Akl, R., Sawant, U. (2007). Grid-based Coordinated Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks. 860-864. Proceedings of IEEE CCNC 2007: Consumer Communications and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Saravanos, Y. (2007). Hybrid Energy-Aware Synchronization Algorithm in Wireless Sensor Networks. 5. Proceedings of IEEE PIMRC: 18th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications.
Haidar, M., Akl, R., Al-Rizzo, H., Chan, Y., Adada, R. (2007). Optimal Load Distribution in Large Scale WLAN Networks Utilizing a Power Management Algorithm. 5. Proceedings of IEEE Sarnoff Symposium.
Akl, R., Nguyen, S. (2006). Capacity Allocation in Multi-cell UMTS Networks for Different Spreading Factors with Perfect and Imperfect Power Control. 2, 928-932. Proceedings of IEEE CCNC 2006: Consumer Communications and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Tummala, D., Li, X. (2006). Indoor Propagation Modeling at 2.4 GHz for IEEE 802.11 Networks. 6. WNET 2006: Wireless Networks and Emerging Technologies.
Garlick, R., Akl, R. (2006). Intra-Class Competitive Assignments in CS2: A One-Year Study. 5. ICEE 2006: International Conference on Engineering Education.
Alhabsi, A., Al-Rizzo, H., Akl, R. (2006). Parity Assisted Decision Making for QAM Modulation. 5. International Conference on Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications.
Chen, P., Kavi, K., Akl, R. (2006). Performance Enhancement by Eliminating Redundant Function Execution. 143-150. Proceedings of IEEE: 39th Annual Simulation Symposium.
Akl, R., Garlick, R. (2006). Retention and Recruitment of Women in Computer Engineering. 5. ICEE 2006: International Conference on Engineering Education.
Akl, R., Arepally, A. (2006). Simulation of Throughput in UMTS Networks with Different Spreading Factors. C1-5. Proceedings of IEEE VTC Fall 2006: Vehicular Technology Conference.
Li, W., Kavi, K., Akl, R. (2005). An Efficient Non-Preemptive Real-Time Scheduling. 154-160. 18th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems, Las Vegas, NV.
Nguyen, S., Akl, R. (2005). Approximating User Distributions in WCDMA Networks Using 2-D Gaussian. CCCC20T 05: International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Control Technologies. 5.
Akl, R., Park, S. (2005). Optimal Access Point Selection and Traffic Allocation in IEEE 802.11 Networks. 8(75-79), . Proceedings of 9th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2005): Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications.
Akl, R., Naraghi-Pour, M., Hegde, M. (2005). Throughput Optimization in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks. 3, 1292-1297. IEEE WCNC 2005 - Wireless Communications, and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Parvez, A. (2004). Global versus Local Call Admission Control in CDMA Cellular Networks. 2, 283-288. Proceedings of CITSA 04: Communications, Information and Control Systems, Technologies and Applications.
Akl, R., Parvez, A. (2004). Impact of Interference Model on Capacity in CDMA Cellular Networks. 3, 404-408. Proceedings of SCI 04: Communication and Network Systems, Technologies and Applications.
Akl, R. (2004). Subscriber Maximization in CDMA Cellular Networks. 3, 234-239. Proceedings of CCCT 04: International Conference on Computing, Communications, and Control Technologies.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Naraghi-Pour, M., Min, P. S. (2000). Call Admission Control Scheme for Arbitrary Traffic Distribution in CDMA Cellular Systems. 1, 465-470. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Naraghi-Pour, M., Min, P. S. (1999). Cell Placement in a CDMA Network. 2, 903-907. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Min, P. S. (1999). Effects of Call Arrival Rate and Mobility on Network Throughput in Multi-Cell CDMA. 3, 1763-1767. IEEE International Conference on Communications.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Naraghi-Pour, M., Min, P. S. (1999). Flexible Allocation of Capacity in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks. 2, 1643-1647. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference.
Journal Article
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2020). Massive MIMO Systems for 5G. (doi:10.32545), . Encyclopedia 2020.
Chataut, R., Akl, R. (2020). Massive MIMO Systems for 5G and Beyond Networks – Overview, Recent Trends, Challenges, and Future Research Direction. Journal of Sensors. 20(10), 35 pgs..
Sawant, U., Akl, R. (2018). Adaptive and Non Adaptive LTE Fractional Frequency Reuse Mechanisms Mobility Performance. 3(3), 02-11. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal.
Alotaibi, S., Akl, R. (2018). Range-Based Scheme for Adjusting Transmission Power of Femtocell in Co-Channel Deployment. 10(4), 14-24. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking.
Akl, R., Kadiyala, P., Haidar, M. (2009). Non-Uniform Grid-Based Coordinated Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks. Journal of Sensors. 2009, 11.
Haidar, M., Al-Rizzo, H. M., Akl, R., Elbazzal, Z. (2009). The Effect of an Enhanced Channel Assignment Algorithm in an IEEE 802.11 WLAN. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society Transactions on Communications. 8(12), .
Haidar, M., Al-Rizzo, M., Chan, Y., Akl, R. (2009). User-Based Channel Assignment Algorithm in a Load-Balanced IEEE 802.11 WLAN. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications & Networking. 1(2), 66-81.
Garlick, R., Akl, R. (2007). Motivating and Retaining CS2 Students with a Competitive Game Programming Project. 9.
Akl, R., Keathly, D., Garlick, R. (2007). Strategies for Retention and Recruitment of Women and Minorities in Computer Science and Engineering. Other. 9.
Li, W., Kavi, K., Akl, R. (2006). A Non-preemptive Scheduling Algorithm for Soft Real-time Systems. Journal of Computer & Electrical Engineering. 32, 18.
Akl, R., Parvez, A., Nguyen, S. (2006). Effects of Interference on Capacity in Multi-Cell CDMA Networks. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. 3(1), 7.
Akl, R., Nguyen, S. (2006). UMTS Capacity and Throughput Maximization for Different Spreading Factors. Journal of Networks. 1(3), 40-49.
Akl, R., Hegde, M., Naraghi-Pour, M. (2005). Mobility-based CAC Algorithm for Arbitrary Traffic Distribution in CDMA Cellular Systems. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 54(2), 639-651.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Naraghi-Pour, M., Min, P. S. (2001). Multi-Cell CDMA Network Design. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. 50(3), 711-722.
Popular Press Article
Akl, R. (2010). Flight Control Subsystem. 7, . The Eagle Feather, Special Section.
Akl, R., Hegde, M. V., Chandra, A., Min, P. S. (1998). CDMA Capacity Allocation and Planning. Technical Document, Washington University Department of Electrical Engineering WUEE-98.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Takabi, H. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Robotics and App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $12000 Funded. (May 1, 2017December 31, 2017).
Takabi, H. (Principal), Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "UNT GenCyber Summer Program: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars inNorth Texas," Sponsored by National Security Agency, Federal, $83180 Funded. (March 1, 2017December 31, 2017).
Grant - Teaching
Keathly, D. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Engineering Summer Programs Grant," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $14664 Funded. (May 2016August 2016).
Keathly, D. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Summer Merit Program," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission, State, $63000 Funded. (May 2016August 2016).
Keathly, D. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Engineering Summer Program Grant," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, State, $14664.00 Funded. (June 2015August 2015).
Keathly, D. (Co-Principal), Akl, R. (Principal), "Summer Merit Program," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission, State, $63000.00 Funded. (May 2015August 2015).
Sponsored Research
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $60900 Funded. (20192020).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $57700 Funded. (20182019).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $50000 Funded. (20172018).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robotics and App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $11727 Funded. (20172017).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "UNT GenCyber Summer Program: Inspiring the Next Generation of Cyber Stars in North Texas," Sponsored by National Security Agency (NSA), Federal, $85000 Funded. (20172017).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $65000 Funded. (20162017).
Akl, R. (Principal), "App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $12900 Funded. (20162016).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $40000 Funded. (20152016).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robotics, Game and App Programming Summer Camps," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program, State, $63000 Funded. (20152016).
Akl, R. (Principal), "App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $13988 Funded. (20152015).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "I/UCRC Industrial Membership – Ashum Corp," Sponsored by Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Private, $46000 Funded. (20142015).
Akl, R. (Principal), "App Design Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $12500 Funded. (20142014).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Robotics, Game and App Programming Summer Camps," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program, State, $63000 Funded. (20122013).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "Bio-Com Project," Sponsored by Raytheon under Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Federal, $30000 Funded. (20122012).
Akl, R. (Principal), "RoboCamps and Game Programming Summer Camps," Sponsored by Texas Workforce Commission: Summer Merit Program, State, $63000 Funded. (20112012).
Akl, R. (Co-Principal), "Bio-Com Project," Sponsored by Raytheon under Net-Centric Software and Systems I/UCRC, Federal, $30000 Funded. (20112011).
Akl, R. (Principal), "Game Programming for Xbox 360 Summer Camp," Sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board: Engineering Summer Program, State, $20000 Funded. (20112011).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
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students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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