Ghaith Hattab

Graduate Research Assistant at UCLA.

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Books and book chapters

  • G. Hattab, "Fundamentals of Signal Detection and Estimation," 2nd Edition (PDF).

  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "“Spectrum Sensing, Measurement, and Modelling", in Wei Zhang, editor, Handbook of Cognitive Radio, Springer, May 2017 (link).

  • M. Ibnkahla and G. Hattab, “Introduction to Cognitive Radio” in M. Ibnkahla, Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks: The Complete Spectrum Cycle, pp. 1-10, CRC Press, 2014 (link).

  • M. Ibnkahla and G. Hattab, “Spectrum Sensing” in M. Ibnkahla, Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks: The Complete Spectrum Cycle, pp. 11-38, CRC Press, 2014 (link).

  • M. Ibnkahla, A. Abu Alkheir, and G. Hattab, “Cooperative Spectrum Acquisition” in M. Ibnkahla, Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks: The Complete Spectrum Cycle, pp. 39-70, CRC Press, 2014 (link).

  • M. Ibnkahla and G. Hattab, “Spectrum Sensing: Performance Measures and Design Trade-Offs” in M. Ibnkahla, Cooperative Cognitive Radio Networks: The Complete Spectrum Cycle, pp. 95-120, CRC Press, 2014 (link).

Journal papers

  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Energy-Efficient Massive IoT Shared Spectrum Access over UAV-enabled Cellular Networks", submitted to IEEE Trans. on Wireless Commun., Aug. 2018 (link).


  • G. Hattab, E. Visotsky, M. Cudak, and A. Ghosh, “Uplink Interference Mitigation Techniques for Coexistence of 5G mmWave Users with Incumbents at 70 and 80 GHz", to appear in IEEE Trans. on Wireless Commun. (link).

  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, “Coverage and Rate Maximization via User Association in Multi-antenna HetNets", in IEEE Trans. on Wireless Commun., Aug. 2018 (link).


  • G. Hattab, E. Visotsky, M. Cudak, and A. Ghosh, “Toward the Coexistence of 5G mmWave Networks with Incumbent Systems Beyond 70GHz", in IEEE Wireless Commun. Mag. (link).

  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, “Rate-based Cell Range Expansion for Downlink Massive MIMO Heterogeneous Networks", in IEEE Wireless Commun. Letters, Nov. 2017 (link).

  • F. Panahi, F. Panahi, G. Hattab, T. Ohtsuki, D. Cabric, “Green Heterogeneous Networks via an Intelligent Sleep/Wake-up Mechanism and D2D Communications", in IEEE Trans. on Green Commun. and Networking, June 2018 (link).

  • W. Ejaz, G. Hattab, T. Attia, M. Ibnkahla, F. Abdelkefi, and M. Siala, "Joint Quantization and Confidence-based Generalized Combining Scheme for Cooperative Spectrum Sensing," in IEEE Systems Journal, June 2018 (link).

  • W. Ejaz, G. Hattab, N. Cherif, M. Ibnkahla, F. Abdelkefi, and M. Siala, "Cooperative Spectrum Sensing with Heterogeneous Devices: Hard Combining versus Soft Combining," to appear in IEEE Systems Journal, March 2018 (link).

  • A. El-Mougy, M. Ibnkahla, G. Hattab and W. Ejaz, “Reconfigurable Wireless Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol.103, no.7, pp.1125-1158, July 2015 (link).

  • G. Hattab and M. Ibnkahla, "Multi-band Spectrum Access: Great Promises for Future Cognitive Radio Networks", Proceedings of the IEEE, vol.102, no.3, pp.282-306, Mar. 2014 (8th among the most popular papers in IEEExplore during Mar. 2014) (link).

  • G. Hattab, M. El-Tarhuni, M. Al-Ali, T. Joudeh, and N. Qaddoumi, "An Underwater Wireless Sensor Network with Realistic Radio Frequency Path Loss Model" International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, vol. 2013, 9 pages, 2013 (PDF).

Conference papers

  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Spectrum Sharing Protocols Based on Ultra-Narrowband Communications for Unlicensed Massive IoT", to appear in IEEE DySPAN 2018.


  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Distributed Wideband Spatio-Spectral Sensing for Unlicensed Massive IoT Communications", to appear in IEEE GLOBECOM 2018.


  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Performance Analysis of Uplink Cellular IoT Using Different Deployments of Data Aggregators", to appear in IEEE GLOBECOM 2018.


  • G. Hattab and , E. Visotsky, M. Cudak, and A. Ghosh, "Interference Mitigation via Beam Range Biasing for 5G mmWave Coexistence with Incumbents", in IEEE 5G World Forum, July 2018.


  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Long-term Rate-based User-centric Association for Downlink Multi-antenna HetNets", in IEEE ICC, May 2018 (link).


  • G. Hattab, P. Moorut, E. Visotsky, M. Cudak, and A. Ghosh, "Interference Analysis of the Coexistence of 5G Cellular Networks with Satellite Earth Stations in 3.7-4.2GHz", in IEEE ICC, May 2018 (link).


  • G. Hattab, E. Visotsky, M. Cudak, and A. Ghosh, "Coexistence of 5G mmWave Users with Incumbent Fixed Stations over 70 and 80 GHz", in IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec. 2017 (link).

  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Energy-Efficient Massive Cellular IoT Shared Spectrum Access via Mobile Data Aggregators", in IEEE WiMob'17, Oct. 2017 (link).


  • F. Panahi, F. Panahi, G. Hattab, T. Ohtsuki, and D. Cabric, "Green Heterogeneous Networks via an Intelligent Power Control Strategy and D2D Communications", in IEEE PIMRC, Oct. 2017 (link).


  • T. Vermeulen, M. Laghate, G. Hattab, D. Cabric, and S. Pollin, "Towards Instantaneous Collision and Interference Detection using In-Band Full Duplex", in IEEE INFOCOM, May 2017 (link).


  • T. Vermeulen, M. Laghate, G. Hattab, D. Cabric, and S. Pollin, "Nearly Instantaneous Collision and Interference Detection Using In-Band Full Duplex," in IEEE DySPAN, Mar. 2017 (link).


  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Joint Resource Allocation and User Association in Multi-Antenna Heterogeneous Networks", in IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec. 2016 (link).

  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, "Inter-tier Interference Mitigation in Multi-Antenna HetNets: A Resource Blanking Approach", in IEEE GLOBECOM, Dec. 2016 (link).


  • G. Hattab and M. Ibnkahla, "Enhanced Pilot-Based Spectrum Sensing Algorithm," Proc. IEEE Biennial Symps. on Commun. (QBSC'14), June 2017 (link).

  • G. Hattab and M Ibnkahla, "Multiband Spectrum Sensing: Challenges and Limitations", Proc. WiSense Workshop, Ottawa, August 2014 (link).

Talks and newsletters

  • G. Hattab, “Ultra-narrowband Networks for Massive IoT: Modeling, Analysis and Design Insights", UCLA Annual Research Review, Apr. 2018.

  • G. Hattab and D. Cabric, “5G Unlicensed Spectrum Access for Massive Machine Type Communications Enabled by Distributed Wideband Spectrum Sensing", in IEEE TCCN Newsletter, Nov. 2017 (link).

  • G. Hattab, "Massive Cellular IoT Communications via Mobile Data Aggregators", UCLA Annual Research Review, Apr. 2017.

  • G. Hattab, "Rate-biased User Association for Downlink Multi-antenna Heterogeneous Networks", UCLA Annual Research Review, Feb. 2016.

  • G. Hattab, "Multiband Cognitive Radio Networks: Promises and Challenges", University of British Columbia, Feb. 2014.

Unrefereed Publications

Master's Thesis

  • G. Hattab "Pilot Tone-Aided Detection for Cognitive Radio Applications," M.Sc. thesis, Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., Queen's University, Kingston, April 2014 (link).

Undergraduate Senior Design Project

  • G. Hattab, M. Faisal, and T. Joudeh, "Design of Underwater Wireless Sensor Network (UWSN)" (link).

Projects and Reports

  • G. Hattab, "Autoregressive Stochastic Model for Inertial Sensors Errors" (link).

  • G. Hattab, "Analysis of Variable Step Size Adaptive Least Mean Square Algorithm to Enhance the SNR of Fiber Optic Gyroscope" (link).

  • G. Hattab, "Adaptive Channel Equalization Using Wiener Filters and Least Mean Square Algorithms" (link).

  • G. Hattab, "Power Quality Improvement Using Wiener Filters"(link).

  • G. Hattab, "Distributed Space-Time Coding For Cooperative Diversity Networks".(link).

  • G. Hattab, "Wireless Sensor Network Deployment: Performance Analysis" (link).
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