Contact InformationSlim Boumaiza

Phone: 519-888-4567 x37017
Location: E5 4026


Biography Summary

Slim Boumaiza is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

His research is focused on defining, conceptualizing, designing, and realizing high-performing microwave and millimeter wave circuits and systems for wireless communications (with applications in 4G, 5G and the Internet of Things). He directs the Emerging Radio System Research Group (EmRG), which conducts multidisciplinary research encompassing the semiconductor device, circuit, and system levels of radio hardware. Under his supervision, researchers investigate the areas of transistor modelling and characterization (at the semiconductor device level), ultra wideband and highly efficient power amplifiers (at the circuit level) and low power linearization schemes (at the system level).

In the above research areas, Professor Boumaiza has authored and co-authored a total of over 45 refereed journal publications, over 100 conference publications and delivered over 40 workshops/talks to members of academia and industry.

He is passionately involved in communicating knowledge of radio systems through teaching, supervision, and youth outreach. He has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses covering basics of Electrical Engineering and advanced topics in microwave engineering. Over 100 highly qualified personnel (undergraduates, masters, PhDs, postdoctorates, research staff) have worked under his supervision to date, many of whom have gone on to secure highly sought-after positions in industry. Dr. Boumaiza and his team also actively participate in university-led efforts to engage youth and minorities and promote their interest in Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Antennas
  • Microwaves & Photonics
  • Cognitive and software defined radios
  • Hybrid Radio and Digital Signal
  • wireless communication transmitters
  • linear RF amplifiers
  • Power amplifier and transmitter linearization
  • Nonlinear and linear radiofrequency (RF) circuits
  • RF integrated circuits (CMOS)
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
  • Advanced signal processing
  • Wireless communications/networking
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Connectivity and Internet of Things
  • Cybersecurity
  • Infrastructure integrity
  • IoT
  • Devices
  • Communications and Access


  • 2004, Doctorate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique
  • 1999, Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique
  • 1997, Other, National Eng. Diploma, Ecole National d'Ingenieurs de Tunis


  • ECE 671 - Microwave and RF Engineering
    • Taught in 2015
  • ECE 474 - Radio and Wireless Systems
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • ECE 770 - Special Topics in Antenna and Microwave Theory
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2018
  • ECE 473 - Radio Frequency and Microwave Circuits
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Mkadem, Farouk and Islam, Anik and Boumaiza, Slim, Multi-Band Complexity-Reduced Generalized-Memory-Polynomial Power-Amplifier Digital Predistortion, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 64(6), 2016, 1763 - 1774
  • Abadi, Mehdi Naseri Ali and Golestaneh, Hamed and Sarbishaei, Hassan and Boumaiza, Slim, Doherty Power Amplifier With Extended Bandwidth and Improved Linearizability Under Carrier-Aggregated Signal Stimuli, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 26(5), 2016, 358 - 360
  • Hu, Yushi and Boumaiza, Slim, Power-Scalable Wideband Linearization of Power Amplifiers, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 64(5), 2016, 1456 - 1464
  • Jundi, Ayman and Sarbishaei, Hassan and Boumaiza, Slim, An 85-W Multi-Octave Push--Pull GaN HEMT Power Amplifier for High-Efficiency Communication Applications at Microwave Frequencies, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 63(11), 2015, 3691 - 3700
  • Huang, Hai and Xia, Jingjing and Islam, Anik and Ng, Eric and Levine, Peter M and Boumaiza, Slim, Digitally Assisted Analog/RF Predistorter With a Small-Signal-Assisted Parameter Identification Algorithm, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 63(12), 2015, 4297 - 4305