Musbah Shaat

Musbah M.R. Shaat | CTTC

Space and Resilient Communications and Systems (SRCOM)

Phd , Researcher

Phone: +34 93 645 29 00

Musbah Shaat obtained his PhD degree on signal theory and communications from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) [1], Barcelona-Spain, in 2012. He received his master in degree in communication and electronics engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) [2] and an engineering degree major in communication and control from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) [3] in 2007 and 2004 respectively. He is currently a senior researcher in the department of arrays and multi-sensors processing at the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Barcelona-Spain.
He has participated in several European projects (FANTASTIC-5G, SANSA, ACROPOLIS, and PHYDYAS), national projects (ELISA, TERESA, ARCO5G) and project with industry (NB-IoTSAT). Co-Supervised 1 PhD thesis, and supervised 4 MSc theses and 2 BSc graduation projects. He is a regular reviewer and TPC member in several international journal and conferences. He is an IEEE senior member.
His main research interests include but limited to multi-carrier wireless communications, cross layer optimization, cognitive radio systems, satellite communications, cooperative and green communications.
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4125-3915


Participation in Projects R&D projects funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programs (H2020, FP7):

  • –        FANTASTIC-5G [H2020] (Proof of concept WP leader and project management team member)
  • –        SANSA [H2020] (MAC task leader and researcher)
  • –        ACROPOLIS [FP7/ICT] (researcher)
  • –        COST Action IC902 [FP7/ICT] (researcher)
  • –        PHYDYAS [FP7/ICT] (researcher).

Spanish research programs:

  • –        TERESA [Proyecto I+D] (Co-PI)
  • –        ELISA [Proyecto I+D] (researcher)
  • –        ARCO5G [Red Temática:  (researcher).

Technology transfer project

  • –        NB-IoTSAT: Narrow Band IoT over Satellite”


Ms.C and Ph.D. advisory Co-Supervised 1 PhD thesis, and supervised 4 MSc theses and 2 BSc graduation projects.
Dissemination and Scientific Publications Co-authored 2 book chapters, over 45 international and peer-reviewed journal (11) and conference papers (34).   [+530 citations , h-index: 13 , i10 index: 14]
Reviewer tasks Regular reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Letters, EURASIP journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, IET Communications and several international conferences (IEEE Globecom, IEEE VTC, IEEE ICC, IEEEWCNC, IEEE ISWCS, IEEE PIMRC, CROWNCOM, ICT, MIC-CSC and MIC-CPE).
Roles in Conferences
  •        Organizing committee member of international FANTASTIC-5G “Workshop on NEW AIR INTERFACES”, IEEE VTC2016-Spring, May 2016, Nanjing, China.
  • –       EUSIPCO-3MT: Member of the jury of the European Signal Processing Conference 3 Minutes Thesis competition, 2015.
  •        Resource allocation session chair in the eleventh International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems (ISWCS’14), Barcelona, Spain, August 2014.

Local organizing committee member of

  •        IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP’20), held in Barcelona, Spain, May 2020.
  • –       The 39th Meeting of “the Wireless World Research Forum”, Castelldefels-Barcelona, Spain, October 2017.
  • –       The 8th “Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference”/14th “Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop”, Palma de Mallorca, Sept. 2016.
  • –       ACROPOLIS 1st Annual Workshop on “Advanced coexistence technologies for radio resource usage optimization”. Barcelona-Spain. October 2011.

TPC member in many conferences (selected): EUSIPCO (2015-2018), ISWCS (2017-2020), ICT (2018-2020), IEEE Globecom2018 CRN, IEEE Globecom2019 CRAEN, GlobalSIP 2019, 6G Summit 2020, IEEE ICC’20 and ICC’21 – CRAN Symposium, and several VTC spring and Fall conferences.


  • –       A. Dowhuszko, M. Shaat, X. Artigas and A.I. Perez-Neira, Access technologies integration to meet the requirement of 5G networks and beyond”, Vision for future communication summit (VFCS), Lisbon-Portugal, Oct. 2017.
  • –       M. Shaat and F. Bader, “Subcarrier Selection and Power Loading for Multicarrier Based Cognitive Networks Under Interference and Fairness Constraints “, at the COST Action IC0902/WG1-Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks, Sept. 2011


Grants and Awards
  • –        Pre-doctoral grant by the CTTC, 2007-2012.
  •      Best conference paper award of the Sixth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC’2010) on the paper Pilot Pattern Adaptation and Channel Estimation in MIMO WiMAX-like FBMC System. Sept. 2010.
  •        Full scholarship to study master’s degree from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2005-2007.
  • –       IUG Excellence Scholarship, 1999-2004.


Memberships IEEE Senior Member (SM’2016)
Efficient Resource Allocation Algorithm in Uplink OFDM-Based Cognitive Radio Networks
CMC-COMPUTERS MATERIALS & CONTINUA. Vol 75. No. 2. pp. 3045-3064 January 2023.
Abdulghafoor O., Shaat M., Shayea I., Hamood A., Abdelmaboud A., Ibrahim A.O., Mukhlif F., Badal H., Ithnin N., Lwas A.K.
10.32604/cmc.2023.033888 Google Scholar
Cooperative Dual Leo Satellite Transmission in Multi-User OTFS Systems
2023 Ieee International Conference On Acoustics, Speech, And Signal Processing Workshops, Icasspw. January 2023.
Caus M., Shaat M., Perez-Neira A.I., Schellmann M., Cao H.
10.1109/ICASSPW59220.2023.10193019 Google Scholar
Efficient power allocation algorithm in downlink cognitive radio networks
ETRI JOURNAL. Vol 44. No. 3. pp. 400-412 January 2022.
Abdulghafoor, O, Shaat, M, Shayea, I, Mahmood, FE, Nordin, R, Lwas, AK
10.4218/etrij.2021-0013 Google Scholar
Scalable Cell-Free Massive MIMO Networks With LEO Satellite Support
IEEE Access. Vol 10. pp. 37557-37571 January 2022.
Riera-Palou, F, Femenias, G, Caus, M, Shaat, M, Perez-Neira, AI
10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3164097 Google Scholar
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