Professor Khalid A. Qaraqe was born in Bethlehem. He received the B.S. degree in EE from the University of Technology, in 1986, with honors. He received the M.S. degree in EE from the University of Jordan, Jordan, in 1989, and he earned his Ph.D. degree in EE from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in 1997. From 1989 to 2004 Dr Qaraqe has held a variety positions in many companies and he has over 12 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. Dr Qaraqe has worked for Qualcomm, Enad Design Systems, Cadence Design Systems/Tality Corporation, STC, SBC and Ericsson. He has worked on numerous GSM, CDMA, WCDMA projects and has experience in product development, design, deployments, testing and integration. Dr Qaraqe joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Texas A&M University at Qatar, in July 2004, where he is now a professor.
Dr Khalid Qaraqe has authored or co authored more than 150 journal articles, conference papers, and scientific reports, and has been awarded two U.S. patents, as well as numerous honors for his research, leadership and teaching. Dr Qaraqe research interests include communication theory and its application to design and performance, analysis of cellular systems and indoor communication systems. Particular interests are in mobile networks, broadband wireless access, cooperative networks, cognitive radio, and diversity techniques and beyond 4G systems.