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Dr Dhouha Kbaier

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Professional biography

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 follow 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 avaible in my ResearchGate.

Collaboration

If you are an active researcher, or a candidate PhD/MSc by research student, or representing a company looking for innovation, get in touch: Dhouha.Kbaier@open.ac.uk
I am currently looking for two PhD students, either self funded or to apply for funds via the school. You could find the proposed projects below:

Teaching interests

Current teaching commitments:

TM112 - Introduction to computing and information technology 2

TM355- Communications technology
 

Publications

Physical characteristics of wireless communication channels for secret key establishment: A survey of the research (2018-09)
Bottarelli, Mirko; Epiphaniou, Gregory; Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Karadimas, Petros and Al-Khateeb, Haider
Computers & Security, 78 (pp. 454-476)


Nonreciprocity Compensation Combined With Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Social IoT Networks (2018-08)
Epiphaniou, Gregory; Karadimas, Petros; Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Al-Khateeb, Haider; Dehghantanha, Ali and Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond
IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 5(4) (pp. 2496-2505)


Statistical properties and time-frequency analysis of temperature, salinity and turbidity measured by the MAREL Carnot station in the coastal waters of Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) (2016-10)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Lazure, Pascal and Puillat, Ingrid
Journal of Marine Systems, 162 (pp. 137-153)


Advanced Spectral Analysis and Cross Correlation Based on the Empirical Mode Decomposition: Application to the Environmental Time Series (2015-09)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Lazure, Pascal and Puillat, Ingrid
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12(9) (pp. 1968-1972)


A survey of three-dimensional turbo codes and recent performance enhancements (2013-04-26)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Douillard, Catherine and Kerouédan, Sylvie
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2013, Article 115(1) (pp. 1-13)


Analysis of three-dimensional turbo codes (2012-06)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Douillard, Catherine and Kerouédan, Sylvie
annals of telecommunications - annales des télécommunications, 67(5-6) (pp. 257-268)


Improving irregular turbo codes (2011-10)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, D.; Douillard, C. and Kerouédan, S.
Electronics Letters, 47(21) (pp. 1184-1186)


Design of suitable permutations for irregular turbo codes (2011-06-23)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, D.; Kerouédan, S. and Douillard, C.
Electronics Letters, 47(13) (pp. 748-749)


Understanding the Cyber-Victimisation of People with Long Term Conditions and the Need for Collaborative Forensics-Enabled Disease Management Programmes (2018-12-06)
Alhaboby, Zhraa A.; Alhaboby, Doaa; Al-Khateeb, Haider M.; Epiphaniou, Gregory; Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Jahankhani, Hamid and Pillai, Prashant
In: Jahankhani, Hamid ed. Cyber Criminology. Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications.. Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications (pp. 227-250)
ISBN : 978-3-319-97180-3 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham, Switzerland


Methodology to Build Radio Cartography of Wi-Fi Coverage (2021)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha and Singh, Deep
In : ICICT 2020: Fifth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology (20-21 Feb 2020, London, UK) (pp. 278-289)


Quantisation feasibility and performance of RSS-based secret key extraction in VANETs (2018-12-06)
Bottarelli, Mirko; Epiphaniou, Gregory; Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Karadimas, Petros and Al-Khateeb, Haider
In : 2018 International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security) (11-12 Jun 2018, Scotland, UK) (pp. 1-8)


Time-Frequency analysis of long-term marine data from Cambridge Bay in the Canadian Arctic. High resolution ADCP, CTD and Fluorometer time series analysis (2017-10-26)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha
In : MTS/IEEE OCEANS 2017 (19-22 Jun 2017, Aberdeen, 2017) (pp. 1-5)


Application of Hilbert-Huang decomposition to temperature and currents data in the Réunion island (2016-12-01)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Lazure, Pascal and Puillat, Ingrid
In : OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey (19-23 Sep 2016, Monterey, California, USA.) (pp. 1-9)


Time-frequency analysis of currents data sampled at four stations in the Réunion island: application of EMD and wavelets (2015-07-01)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Lazure, Pascal and Puillat, Ingrid
In : ITISE 2015: International work-conference on Time Series Analysis (1-3 Jul 2015, Granada, Spain)


Model-driven estimation of operators’ workload for usage centred design of interactive systems (2015-05-18)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha and Grivard, Olivier
In : 2015 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA) (9-12 Mar 2015, Orlando, USA) (pp. 63-69)


A model-driven approach to the a priori estimation of operator workload (2015-05-18)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha and Grivard, Olivier
In : 2015 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA) (9-12 Mar 2015, Orlando, USA) (pp. 1-7)


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 (2014-06-12)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Lazure, Pascal and Puillat, Ingrid
In : Colloque organisé à l’occasion des 10 ans de la station instrumentée MAREL Carnot (12-13 Jun 2014, Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France.)


Reducing the convergence loss of 3-dimensional turbo codes (2010-10-28)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Douillard, C. and Kerouedan, S.
In : 6th International Symposium on Turbo Codes & Iterative Information Processing, (6-10 Sep 2010, Brest, France) (pp. 146-150)


Improving 3-dimensional turbo codes using 3GPP2 interleavers (2010-01-08)
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Douillard, C. and Kerouedan, S.
In : ComNet'09: First International Conference on Communications and Networking (3-6 Nov 2009, Hammamet, Tunisia, 2009.) (pp. 1-7)


Error Reconciliation with Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Karadimas, Petros; Epiphaniou, Gregory and Al-Khateeb, Haider M.
In : Proceedings of the 2018 Computing Conference (10-12 Jul 2018, London, UK) (pp. 696-704)


Optimizing Turbo Codes for Secret Key Generation in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Kbaier Ben Ismail, Dhouha; Karadimas, Petros; Epiphaniou, Gregory and Al-Khateeb, Haider
In : Proceedings of the 1st American University in the Emirates International Research Conference (2017, Dubai, UAE) (pp. 287-293)