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


Publications

Kbaier, Dhouha, (2011). Towards ideal codes: looking for new turbo code schemes. PhD thesis The Open University.

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.

Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha and Grivard, Olivier(2015). Model-driven estimation of operators’ workload for usage centred design of interactive systems. In: 2015 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision, IEEE pp. 63–69.

Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha and Grivard, Olivier(2015). A model-driven approach to the a priori estimation of operator workload. In: 2015 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision, IEEE pp. 1–7.

Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha, Douillard, C. and Kerouedan, S. ,(2010). Reducing the convergence loss of 3-dimensional turbo codes. In: 2010 6th International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Iterative Information Processing, IEEE pp. 146–150.

Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha, Douillard, C. and Kerouedan, S. ,(2010). Improving 3-dimensional turbo codes using 3GPP2 interleavers. In: 2009 First International Conference on Communications and Networking, IEEE pp. 1–7.

Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha, Lazure, Pascal and Puillat, Ingrid ,(2015). Time-frequency analysis of currents data sampled at four stations in the Réunion island: application of EMD and wavelets. In: ITISE 2015: International work-conference on Time Series Analysis, 1-3 Jul 2015, Granada, Spain.

Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha, Lazure, Pascal and Puillat, Ingrid ,(2016). Application of Hilbert-Huang decomposition to temperature and currents data in the Réunion island. In: OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, IEEE pp. 1–9.

Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha, Lazure, Pascal and Puillat, Ingrid ,(2014). Analyse statistique et spectrale de la température, salinité et turbidité du système MAREL", Instrumentation haute fréquence pour l’observation et la surveillance de l’environnement marin. In: Colloque organisé à l’occasion des 10 ans de la station instrumentée MAREL Carnot (Schmitt, F.G. and Lefebvre, A. eds.), 12-13 Jun 2014, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France..