Joseph Boutros



Office: 246H
Phone: +974.4423.0257
Fax: +974.423.0011

Research Interests

  • Codes on graphs and their iterative decoding including Turbo codes and Low-Density Parity-Check codes
  • high spectral efficiency modulations for fading channels
  • lattice sphere packings
  • joint detection for multiple  access (CDMA) systems
  • space-time  coding  for  multiple  antenna (MIMO)  channels
  • adaptive modulation and coding
  • joint equalization and decoding of mobile radio channels
  • Ultra-wideband transmissions  for indoor channels
  • joint source-channel coding for redundant information sources


  • Ph.D., French National School of Telecommunications, ENST, Paris-1996
  • Electrical engineering diploma, ENST, Paris-1992

Selected Publications

On quasi-cyclic interleavers for parallel turbo codes, by J.J. Boutros and G. Zemor, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 1732-1739, April 2006.

Iterative multiuser joint decoding: unified framework and asymptotic analysis, by J.J. Boutros and G. Caire, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 1772-1793, July 2002.

Signal space diversity: a power- and bandwidth-efficient diversity technique for the Rayleigh fading channel, by J.J. Boutros and E. Viterbo, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory,vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 1453-1467, July 1998.

Approaching the Outage Probability of the Amplify-and-Forward Relay Fading Channel, by G. M. Kraidy, J. J. Boutros, and A. Guillen i Fabregas, IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 11, No. 9, September 2007.

Coding for the non-orthogonal amplify-and-forward cooperative channel, by G. M. Kraidy, N. Gresset, and J. J. Boutros, IEEE Information Theory Workshop, Lake Tahoe, California, USA, September 2007.