Marwa Chafii

  • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering


Marwa Chafii received her PhD degree in electrical engineering in 2016 and her Master's degree in advanced wireless communication systems (SAR) in 2013, both from CentraleSupélec, France. Between 2014 and 2016, she has been a visiting researcher at Poznan University of Technology (Poland), University of York (UK), Yokohama National University (Japan), and University of Oxford (UK). She joined the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, in 2018 as a research group leader, and ENSEA, France, in 2019 as an associate professor where she held a Chair of Excellence on Artificial Intelligence from CY Initiative. Since September 2021, she has been an associate professor at New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi, UAE. Her research interests include advanced waveform design, machine learning for wireless communications, and indoor localization.


She received the prize of the best PhD in France in the fields of Signal, Image & Vision, and she was nominated in the top 10 Rising Stars in Computer Networking and Communications by N2Women in 2020. She served as Associate Editor at IEEE Communications Letters 2019-2021, where she received the Best Editor Award in 2020. Between 2018 and 2021, she was research lead at the Women in AI organization. She is currently vice-chair of the IEEE ComSoc ETI on Machine Learning for Communications and leading the Education working group of the ETI on Integrated Sensing and Communications.

Research Interests
Wireless Communications, Waveform Design, Localization