Prof. Besma Smida

I am an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Chicago. Before that I held academic positions at Purdue University Northwest and Harvard University. My research focuses on the areas of Wireless Communication Theory. I was awarded the INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine's 2015 "Inspiring Women in STEM". I am the recipient of the Academic Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada in 2007 and the NSF CAREER award in 2015.

Fun movie/animation -- my research!


Gold Academic Medal


IEEE ComSoc Chicago Chair

Research Blog


This work offers a new concept for two-way wireless communication....

by Besma Smida

Inherent Self-Interference Cancellation

Instead of estimating the self-interference (SI) signal and subtracting it from the Rx signal, we use the inherent secondary SI signal at the circulator..

by Besma Smida