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 area of Wireless Communication. I am a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communication Society 2021-2023. I was awarded the INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine's 2015 "100 Inspiring Women in STEM". I am the recipient of the Academic Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada in 2007, the NSF CAREER award in 2015 and the Best Paper award for IEEE GLOBECOM 2021.

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Gold Academic Medal

North America R4 Representative

IEEE WIE 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