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    Vision Statement

    Faouzi's research aims at leveraging communication, cooperation and automation capabilities through adaptation and learning and cognitive decision-making to support vertical industries.

    Research Interests

    • Next-generation communications and networking
    • 5G/B5G/6G/V2X systems
    • Experimental testbeds for prototyping advanced networking features (e.g., Network Slicing and Open RAN)
    • Advanced radio resource management (RRM)
    • Spectrum sharing
    • Innovative network architectures
    • Network slicing
    • Quality-of-service/experience (QoS/QoE) provisioning
    • Emerging services and applications


    Faouzi Bouali is Assistant Professor in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles at the Institute of Future Transport and Cities (IFTC) at Coventry University.

    From October 2015 till January 2021, he worked as Research Fellow with the 5G/6G Innovation Centres (5GIC/6GIC) at the University of Surrey, UK. From August 2019 to January 2021, he served as the Technical Manager (TM) of the Automotive vertical of the Horizon 2020 5G-HEART project (14.3 M€) investigating and trialling the capability of 5G systems to support advanced Automotive use cases. During the same period, he was an active member of the Technology Board (TB) of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) and its Automotive and Pre-standards Working Groups (WGs). From May 2005 to September 2015, he worked as radio optimization engineer and consultant in various public and private projects with most of the key telecom vendors (e.g., Ericsson, Huawei and Alcatel).

    Faouzi has been involved in various research projects funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (i.e., 5G-HEART, 5GENESIS and Speed-5G), the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (i.e., FARAMIR, OneFIT and HELP) and BT Research, UK. His expertise and research interests span the field of cooperative, connected and automated systems with a specific focus on wireless communication and networking.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Signal Theory and Communications, Doctorate, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    28 Sep 200927 Sep 2013

    Award Date: 27 Sep 2013

    Telecommunications, MSc, High School of Communications of Tunis

    26 Jan 200430 Jan 2006

    Award Date: 30 Jan 2006

    Telecommunication, Degree, High School of Communications of Tunis

    17 Sep 200130 Jun 2004

    Award Date: 28 Jun 2004

    External positions

    Research Fellow, University of Surrey

    5 Oct 201531 Jan 2021

    Research Assistant, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    28 Sep 200927 Sep 2013

    Radio optimization engineer and consultant

    17 May 200530 Sep 2015


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    • WPMC 2011 Best Student Paper Award

      Bouali, Faouzi (Recipient), Sallent, O. (Recipient), Pérez-Romero, J. (Recipient) & Agustí, R. (Recipient), 7 Nov 2011

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