Dr Dhouha Kbaier

Senior Lecturer in Computing & Communications

Dr Dhouha Kbaier has joined the Open University in September 2020 as a Senior Lecturer in Computing & Communications. She has worked as a technical consultant in Communications and Networking for QA Ltd. She worked before as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Networking at the University of Wolverhampton where she was an active research member of the Wolverhampton Cyber Research Institute (WCRI). She received from Telecom Bretagne (Brest, France) both her PhD in 2011 with the highest honours and her Master of Engineering degree in 2008. She was specialised in Space Communications Systems in the French “Grande École” ISAE in Toulouse, heart of the European Aerospace Industry. Prior to working at the University of Wolverhampton, she was holding a position at the University of Bedfordshire as a Lecturer in Telecommunications and Network Engineering since 2016. She also had an exciting academic experience at the University of Exeter from 2017 to 2019 as an Associate Lecturer within the Digital Technology Infrastructure Apprenticeship. Before moving to the UK, she worked for several years as a post-doctoral research fellow first at Telecom Bretagne, then with Thales Airborne Systems and finally at IFREMER. Thanks to her multi-disciplinarily and her diverse research background, Dr Kbaier was awarded in 2012 as well as in 2016 the French qualifications "Maître de conférences" in different fields. She is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) member. Her research was particularly awarded by several productivity bonuses and two (IEEE and Spring) best paper awards.

Research interests
Dr Dhouha Kbaier is part of the NeXt Generation Multimedia and network Technologies (XGMT) research group that undertakes high-quality research into various aspects of these exciting and evolving technologies. Her research interests include signal processing applied to telecommunications and oceanography, channel coding, digital communications and information theory, error correction in VANET environments, etc. Several publications and full texts are available in her ResearchGate.

Current teaching commitments:

TM112 - Introduction to computing and information technology 2
TM355- Communications technology


Kbaier, Dhouha, Kane, Annemarie and Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya(2023). Unmasking the Disparities: Investigating the Profound Effects of Covid-19 on Ethnic Minority Students – A Case Study at the Open University. In: 7th International Conference on Teaching, Learning and Education (ICTLE 2023), 3-5 Nov 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sides, T. , Farrell, T. and Kbaier, D.(2023). Understanding the Acceptance of Artificial Intelligence in Primary Care. In: HCI International 2023 Posters. HCII 2023 (Stephanidis, C.; Antona, M.; Ntoa, S. and Salvendy, G. eds.), Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 1832, Springer Cham, pp. 512–518.

Kenny, Ian and Kbaier, Dhouha(2022). A novel environmental system-focused empirical mode decomposition analysis: Application to Minas passage. In: 24th International Conference on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT 2022), 23-26 Aug 2022, University of Bologna, Italy.

Kbaier, Dhouha, Kouadri Mostéfaoui, Soraya and Kane, Annemarie (2023). Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Ethnic Minority Students: a Case Study of Open University Level 1 Computing Modules. In: International Higher Education Teaching & Learning Association (HETL) Conference 2023. Re-Imagining Education: Collaboration and Compassion, 12-14 Jun 2023, Aberdeen.

Kenny, Ian and Kbaier, Dhouha(2022). Rapid Adaptive Climate Change Model: Application of a Probabilistic Centred Approach to the Minas Passage Bay of Fundy datasets. In: OCEANS 2022, Hampton Roads, IEEE.

Kbaier, Dhouha, Ismail, Nashwa , Farrell, Tracie and Kane, Annemarie (2022). Experience of Health Professionals with Misinformation and Its Impact on Their Job Practice: Qualitative Interview Study. JMIR formative research, 6(11), article no. e38794.

Kbaier, Dhouha, (2021). Advanced statistical analysis of environmental data in the Gascoyne Inlet. In: OCEANS 2021, 20 Sep - 23 Sep 2021, San Diego: Porto, IEEE.

Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha, (2011). Towards ideal codes: looking for new turbo code schemes. PhD thesis Telecom Bretagne, Brest, France.

Bottarelli, Mirko, Karadimas, Petros, Epiphaniou, Gregory,Kbaier, Dhouha and Maple, Carsten(2021). Adaptive and Optimum Secret Key Establishment for Secure Vehicular Communications. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 70(3) pp. 2310–2321.

Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha, (2017). Time-Frequency analysis of long-term marine data from Cambridge Bay in the Canadian Arctic. High resolution ADCP, CTD and Fluorometer time series analysis. In: OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen, IEEE pp. 1–5.