Welcome to my personal website!

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. I am a graduate research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Hazem Refai, working on a mix of embedded systems and wireless communications set of problems. I have received my M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from OU, and B.Sc. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from University of Damascus in 2018 and 2015, respectively.

My research interests include wireless communications and coexistence, spectrum sharing, channel access, and machine learning on the edge.

Besides that, I am a fan and an ambassador of Hexabitz, a startup that has created a novel modular prefabricated electronics concept for professionals and hobbyists.

I enjoy poetry and have some of my own writings. I like playing ping-pong and analyzing my moves from a physics point of view. Speaking of physics, I’m in love with astronomy and astrophysics. I have high metabolism and I love good food and cooking!

My name Siraj (pronounced /ˈsɪrɑːʒ/) is of Arabic origin meaning ‘light’, ‘lantern’, and in some literature it might metaphorically refer to the sun or the moon.