Ahmed Arafa

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Ahmed Arafa
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

office: EPIC 2262
phone: (704) 687-7480
email: aarafa@uncc.edu
web: https://webpages.uncc.edu/aarafa/

About me

I have been an Assistant Professor of ECE at UNC Charlotte since August 2019. Before that, I spent two wonderful years at Princeton's EE as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, hosted by Vince Poor. In 2017, I was fortunate to receive my PhD degree in EE under the supervision of Sennur Ulukus at the University of Maryland's ECE.

My research interests are in information theory, wireless communications, communication networks, and signal processing. Recently, I have been working on projects pertaining to

  • federated learning

  • timely information processing and transfer (age-of-information)

  • information-theoretic security and privacy

  • energy harvesting communications

PhD openings are available to join our research group. Check out this ad.

If you are already a student at UNC Charlotte, then taking a course that I am offering and doing very well is a great plus.


  • 04-22: CIPL student Bryttany Herren has successfully defended her Master's thesis. Congratulations Bryttany!

  • 08-21: Our project, ‘‘Timely Computing and Learning over Communication Networks'', is funded by the NSF. More information can be found here.

  • 07-21: Our paper, ‘‘Timely Updating with Intermittent Energy and Data for Multiple Sources over Erasure Channels’’, is accepted for publication in IEEE ISWCS ’21 (special session on Age of Information).

  • 06-21: CIPL student Christopher Daniel Jr. has successfully defended his Master's thesis. Congratulations Junior!