About Ahmad Alsharoa


  • Iowa State University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

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Ahmad Alsharoa

Prof, ast
Electrical & Computer Engineer
132 Emerson Electric Company Hall

573-341-4148 | aalsharoa@mst.edu


  • Iowa State University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

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Ahmad Alsharoa received the PhD degree with co-majors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, Iowa, USA, in May 2017. He was a visiting researcher at Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona, Spain, from May 2012 to August 2012. He was a postdoctoral research associate at University of Central Florida (UCF), then assistant professor at Virginia State University (VSU) before joining Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in 2019 as assistant professor.
He is the recipient of the Outstanding International Award, Research Excellent Award, and GPSS Research Award from ISU in 2015, 2016, and 2017, respectively, and the Preeminent Postdoctoral Program (P3) award from UCF in 2018.


Expertise areas

Wireless and Mobile Networks, Optimization, Optical Communications

Research interests

Wireless and Mobile Networks, Optimization, Resource Managements, Visible Light Communications (VLC), Free Space Optical (FSO) Communications, UAV-based Communications, High Altitude Communications, Satellite Communications, Big data, Machine Learning, Internet-of-Things, Green Wireless Networks, Energy Harvesting, Cognitive Radio Networks, Cooperative Relay Networks, Self-healing, and MIMO Communications.

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Awards and recognition


  • Preeminent Postdoctoral Program (P3) award University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, 2018
  • Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Research Award Iowa State University (ISU), 2017
  • Research Excellence Award (REA) Iowa State University, 2016
  • Outstanding International Scholarship Award Iowa State University (ISU), 2015