Mounib Khanafer, PhD

Associate Professor

Mounib Khanafer received a B.Sc degree (with honors) in electrical engineering from Kuwait University (Kuwait) in 2002, a M.A.Sc. in alectrical engineering and a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Ottawa (Canada) in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He has three years of industrial experience at Nortel Networks, Ottawa, Canada. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Ottawa where he conducted research in Wireless Sensor Networks (2012-2013). He is the recipient of two University of Ottawa Admission Scholarships and the University of Ottawa Dean's Scholarship for completing the PhD in a timely fashion (2012). He is the joint recipient of two Best Poster awards. He received several research grants and professional development awards from the American University of Kuwait. He published more than 25 papers on efficient communication protocols and architectures of wireless sensor networks and Internet of Things applications. He was a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and Dartmouth College (USA) in 2015 and 2022, respectively. His research interests focus on communication protocols and performance of wireless networks, with emphasis on wireless sensor networks, and Internet-of-Things applications and education. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and a senior member of IEEE. Currently, he is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at the American University of Kuwait, Kuwait.