Dr. Muhieddin Amer is a professor of Electrical Engineering and chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computing Sciences department at RIT Dubai. He has been with RIT Dubai since 2009. Dr. Amer received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999.
Dr. Amer has over 15 years of industry experience in wireless communications. While with Nortel Networks, 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. His 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 the recent years, Dr. Amer worked with his students on wireless propagation and link budgets, interference control, MIMO, network slicing, and resource allocation of 5G cellular and deep-space communication systems. He’s a member of a faculty group leading the research and implementation of several use cases including autonomous transport, and smart gate & visitor journey. Dr. Amer is a senior IEEE member since 2003.
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 and focus areas. Student retention rates are steadily improving as well as the research contributions by faculty and students. All programs have secured the accreditation of the local and international bodies including ABET for engineering.