Fatima Salahdine

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Fatima Salahdine

Fatima Salahdine received a BSc. in physics and engineering science in Morocco in 2010 and her master’s and PhD in computer science-electrical engineering from the National Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (INPT) in 2013 and 2018, respectively. Raised in a small village in Morocco where only a small number of female students attend primary school, Fatima’s educational milestones resulted in several families allowing their daughters to attend schools and universities in her hometown. In 2015-2016, she studied cognitive radio networks as a Fulbright Scholar in the College of Engineering and Mines, University of North Dakota. Currently, she is a multicultural postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where she has taught courses in wireless communications and networking. Her UNC research is focused on 5G wireless communications using machine learning, LoRa and LoRaWAN scalability. In the future, Fatima aspires to propose efficient solutions to network problems using artificial intelligence-based solutions. A staunch proponent of the STEM disciplines, she has participated in several programs for minority students, including K-12 outreach activities and the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP-NC) program to improve success rates for minority doctoral students and faculty members. In her future academic career, she looks forward to building research programs, mentoring students, and enhancing diversity initiatives.

Research Interests

electrical engineering, wireless communication, machine learning, IoT