Faculty Profile 2

Dr. Muhieddin Amer

Designation:Professor and Chair
Department:Electrical Engineering & Computing
Phone number:043712051


Dr. Muhieddin Amer is professor of Electrical Engineering and chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computing Sciences department at RIT Dubai. Dr. Amer received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999. Under his leadership at RIT Dubai, the Electrical Engineering and Computing Sciences department has witnessed a steady increase in student enrollment and an expansion to the number of programs, minors, and focus areas and the incorporation of the AI curriculum in electrical engineering and computing sciences.

Student retention rates are steadily improving as well as the research contributions by faculty and students. All programs have secured the accreditation of the ministry as well as ABET for engineering.

Dr. Amer has over 15 years of industry experience in wireless communications. While with Nortel Networks in Dallas, Texas, he assumed several leadership positions in the Wireless Engineering Division and made significant contributions towards the development of 2G, 3G and 4G cellular products and solutions that have influenced the company’s technology and product evolution path in addition to changes to 3GPP LTE specifications.

Dr. Amer has championed dozens of research projects in wireless network engineering, holds three patents in wireless product development, and has published extensively in IEEE conferences and wireless engineering forums. He’s the principal applicant of the digital transformation research lab that secured a grant of $1m from TDRA/ICTFund. D. Amer is a member of the RIT Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD curriculum committee. He’s supervised 2 PhD students and over 30 master’s students. Dr. Amer is a senior IEEE member since 2003.

  • • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, the University of Texas at Arlington, 1999.
Dr. Amer research interest includes the design and performance evaluation of the PHY and MAC algorithms for 5G systems and the development of smart solutions to enable digital transformation in businesses. In the recent years, Dr. Amer worked with his students on wireless propagation and link budgets for deep-space communication systems, interference control, MIMO, network slicing and resource allocation in 4G and 5G systems. He’s a member of a faculty group working with ICTFund and industry partners in developing use cases to support their strategies in digital transformation and in developing local talents through research and training.
  • “A Novel Combining Technique for Massive MIMO for 5G”, Dr. Muhieddin Amer and Mr. Omar Abdul-Latif
  • Indoor Navigation System research by Dr. Boutheina, Dr. Muhieddin, and Omar Abdulatif
  • Principal applicant of the “Digital Transformation” innovation lab application. The lab intends to create multitudes of teaching, training, and research activities for RIT Dubai faculty and students and for the Emirati nationals. The lab is funded by ICTFund. (2018, AED 3,618,804)
  1. O. M. Abdul-Latif, M. Amer, A. Kwasinski, “Classification of Network Slicing Requests Using Support Vector Machine”, IEEE International Conference on Electrical and Computing Technologies and Applications ICECTA'2022, Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE; 23-25 Nov. 2022.
  2. O. M. Abdul-Latif, M. Amer, A. Kwasinski, “Hypergraph Theory for Network Slicing”, IEEE International Conference on Electrical and Computing Technologies and Applications ICECTA'2022, Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE; 23-25 Nov. 2022.
  3. O. Abdul-Latif, M. Amer, A. Kwasinski, “Achieving Linear Scaling in Provisioning End-to-End Network Slicing”, IEEE Future Networks World Forum 2022, Montreal, Canada; 12–14 Oct. 2022.
  4. J. Mounsef, M. Amer, “A Self-Driving Transport Vehicle Based on Fusion Camera and Radar”, 9th International Conference of Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics (CDSR’22), Niagara Falls, Canada, June 02 - 04, 2022.
  5. J. Jenco, O. M. Abdul-Latif, A. Kwasinski, M. Amer, “Network Slicing for Wireless Networks Operating in a Shared Spectrum Environment”, 2022 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Austin, TX, USA, 10–13 April 2022. 
  6. J. Mounsef, M. Amer, “Bringing the Industry Expertise to the Classroom for Enhancing Life-Long Learning”, IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), Tunis, Tunisia, March 28-31, 2022.
  7. I. Karamitsos, C. Manifavas and M. Amer, The influence of Big Data and IoT on Smart Cities, Ch. 9 of the book: “Smart Cities in the Gulf – Current State, Opportunities, and Challenges”, Gulf Research Center Cambridge, 2019.
  8. N. Begum and M. Amer, “PAPR Reduction in UF-OFDM and F-OFDM 5G Systems using ZCT Precoding Technique”, Int. Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET), V 06, Issue 04, April 2019.
  9. I. Karamitsos, C. Manifavas and M. Amer, “The influence of Big Data and IoT in Smart Cities”, 2017 Gulf Research Meeting, Cambridge, UK, 1-4 Aug. 2017.
  10. Z. El-Khatib, B. Tlili, M. Amer and L. Fuller, “CMOS Cascode LNA with Post Distortion Cancellation Linearizer for Wireless Communications”, Int. Conference on Electrical and Computing Technologies & Applications (ICECTA-2017), American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), UAE, Nov. 2017.
  11. O. Basta and M. Amer, “Optimization of FFR for LTE Uplink Systems”, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2016 Vol I WCE 2016, June 29 - July 1, 2016, London, U.K
  12. Friess and M. Amer, “Observations on startup and operational challenges for US engineering programs in the Middle East”, 120th ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, June 2013.
  13. Muhieddin Amer, “Optimal Configuration of Fractional Frequency Reuse System for LTE Cellular Networks”, in proceed of IEEE VTC-2012 Fall conference in Quebec, Sept. 2012.