Mr Hichem Besbes
Hichem Besbes is the chairman of the Telecommunication National Regulatory Authority of TUNISIA (INTT). He holds a HDR “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in Telecommunications and a PhD in Electrical Engineering. From July 1999 to October 2000, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. In July 2001, he joined Legerity Inc., Austin, Texas, USA, where he was a senior system engineer working on broadband modems. From March 2002 to July 2003, he was a member of Technical Staff at Celite Systems Inc., Austin, Texas, where he contributed to definition, design and development of Celite’s high-speed data transmission systems. In September 2003, he regained Sup’Com in Tunisia, where he was a Professor in Telecommunication and director of the research Lab COSIM. In 2005, he co-founded smart-waves, a startup working on advanced signal processing for future networks. From January to May 2011, he was a Fulbright Visiting scholar at Colorado State University. From January 2013 to March 2014, he served as a board member of INTT.
Prof. Hichem Besbes has more than 110 publications in international conferences and scientific journals dealing with wireless communication and signal processing and one US patent. He supervised 8 PhD and 22 master thesis. He managed eight international R&D projects and served as consultant for several US companies.