Dr. Amer is a professor and head of Electrical Engineering and Computing division at Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and the BSc degree from the University of Baghdad, all in Electrical Engineering. Before joining RIT-Dubai, Dr. Amer was an associate adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington and Dallas and the University of North Texas. Between 1995 and 2009, Dr. Amer was with Nortel Networks in Dallas, Texas, where he held several technical leadership roles within the Wireless Network Engineering division. While with Nortel, Dr. Amer made significant contributions related to the development of 2G, 3G and 4G cellular wireless products and solutions that have influenced the company's technology evolution path and the product portfolio in addition to changes to 3GPP LTE specifications. In his recent role as leader of 4G RF Design and Engineering Solutions, Dr. Amer and his team used analytical and simulation methods to create performance characterization of LTE MAC/PHY algorithms and advanced engineering solutions such as MIMO and SDMA.
Dr. Amer has championed dozens of research projects in wireless engineering, holds three patents in wireless product development, and has published extensively in IEEE journals and wireless engineering forums. Dr. Amer was recognized by Nortel as a subject matter expert in engineering conferences and forums and in resolving customer's critical design and performance issues. He was recognized as top talent by the president of Wireless Networks and was identified as a member of a very limited group of key employees in recognition of the importance of retaining them with the company.
His research interest includes LTE systems, carrier synchronization for CDMA and OFDM systems, MIMO systems, wireless propagation, interference control in cellular systems, and performance evaluation of PHY and MAC algorithms for 4G broadband systems. Dr. Amer is a senior member of IEEE since 2003.
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