Professor Oussama Damen received his Ph.D. (in Electronics and Communications) from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) de Paris, France, in October 1999. He completed post-doctoral research at the ENST, Paris, France, from November 1999 to August 2000, and at the electrical and computer engineering department of the University of Minnesota from September 2000 to March 2001. From March 2001 to June 2004, he was with the electrical and computer engineering department of the University of Alberta, working as a Senior Research Associate of Alberta Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (ICORE).
In June 2004, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, where he is now a Professor. Professor Damen held the NSERC/Nortel Networks Associate Chair in Advanced Telecommunications from April 2005 until April 2010. He also held a visiting position at Ohio-State University during the summer of 2002. He is a senior member of the IEEE.
His current research interests are in the general areas of wireless communications and coding theory with a special emphasis on lattices, coding and decoding algorithms, Network MIMO, asynchronous communications and cooperative diversity.