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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 (e.g., Automotive, Ground/Maritime/Aerial/Space Transport, Factories-of-the-Future, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Energy and Public Safety).


    Faouzi Bouali is Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Next-generation Communications and Networking at the Centre of Future Transport and Cities (CFTC) at Coventry University.

    From 2015 to 2021, he worked as Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant with the 5G/6G Innovation Centres (5GIC/6GIC) at the University of Surrey, UK. He is Principal Investigator on the ongoing BEACON-5G (Building REconfigurable, Agile, SeCure, and TrustwOrthy Systems for OpeNness in 5G) project (£1,57 million), funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in the context of the Open UK Future RAN (FRAN) competition. 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.

    Faouzi is currently Module Leader of "Automotive Networking and Signal Processing - 7005CEM (MSc)" within the Schhol of Future Transport Engineering (FTE) of the College of Engineering, Environment and Computing.

    Research Interests

    • Next-generation communications and networking
    • 5G/B5G/6G/V2X systems and their applications to support connected and automated industries (e.g., Automotive, Ground/Marine/Aerial/Space Transport, Factories-of-the-Future, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare and Public Safety).
    • 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

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Communications and Networking, Doctorate, Contribution To Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks: A Cognitive Management Framework, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    28 Sept 200927 Sept 2013

    Award Date: 27 Sept 2013

    Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Graduate studies, Oregon State University

    24 Mar 20087 Jan 2009

    Award Date: 7 Jan 2009

    Telecommunications, MSc, Modelling and validation of an intellectual property (IP) integration platform based on network on chip (NoC), High School of Communications of Tunis

    26 Jan 200430 Jan 2006

    Award Date: 30 Jan 2006

    Telecommunication, Degree, A Dimensioning study of the GSM/UMTS core network in accordance with the NGN concept, High School of Communications of Tunis

    17 Sept 200130 Jun 2004

    Award Date: 28 Jun 2004

    External positions

    PhD external examiner, Deakin University

    13 Mar 2024 → …

    Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant, University of Surrey

    5 Oct 201531 Jan 2021

    Research Assistant, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    28 Sept 200927 Sept 2013

    Radio optimization engineer and consultant

    17 May 200530 Sept 2015


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    • WPMC 2011 Best Student Paper Award

      Bouali, Faouzi (Recipient), Sallent, Oriol (Recipient), Pérez-Romero, Jordi (Recipient) & Agustí, Ramon (Recipient), 7 Nov 2011

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