Abdullah Halafi

PhD Student

Research Interests

  • Communication systems
  • Underwater wireless optical networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Queuing systems

Selected Publications

  • ​​Abdullah Alhalafi, L. Sboui, R. Naous and B. Shihada, "gTBS: A green Task-Based Sensing for energy efficient Wireless Sensor Networks," 2016 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), San Francisco, CA, 2016, pp. 136-143.  DOI: 10.1109/INFCOMW.2016.7562060​
  • Abdullah Al-Halafi and Basem Shihada, "UHD Video Transmission Over Bidirectional Underwater Wireless Optical Communication," in IEEE Photonics Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 1-14, April 2018. DOI: 10.1109/JPHOT.2018.2821695​
  • ​Abdullah Al-Halafi, Hassan Makine Oubei, Boon S. Ooi, and Basem Shihada, "Real-Time Video Transmission Over Different Underwater Wireless Optical Channels Using a Directly Modulated 520  nm Laser Diode," Journal of Optical Communications and Networking 9, 826-832 (2017).​
  • KAUST Discovery highlight: "A clearer future for underwater exploration", 2018
  • KAUST Discovery highlight: "No strings attached for underwater video system"​, 2017


  • PhD., Electrical Engineering,​ KAUST, KSA, 2018 (In progress)​
  • M.Sc., Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2006
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering , KFUPM, Saudi Arabia 2003

Professional Profile

  • Saudi Aramco, Offshore Projects, Projects Management.
  • Certified Projects Management Professional (PMP).
  • ABB, Process Automation, Projects Management.
  • ABB, Power Systems, Projects Management.
  • SABIC, Hadeed, Electrical Maintenance.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • IEEE Student Member​